2009 – April Releases

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HYPOCRISY MARKS “ANGELS & DEMONS”

By | April 30th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a revealing news story about the upcoming movie, “Angels & Demons”: “There will be no Muslim assassin in the film version of Dan Brown’s book,Angels & Demons; director Ron Howard has seen to that. But, of course, he has no problem culturally assassinating Catholicism. And it’s not just Howard [...]

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DEMOCRATS DEFINE CHILD MOLESTERS AS GAY

By | April 28th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains this unusual headline: “The House of Representatives will vote this week, possibly tomorrow, on a hate crimes bill championed by gay groups that includes pedophiles under the rubric of sexual orientation. This is the ultimate confession: liberal Democrats think of pedophiles as indistinguishable from homosexuals. “When this subject came up [...]

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CONSCIENCE RIGHTS IMPERILED BY NEW AIDS CHIEF?

By | April 28th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s selection of Dr. Eric Goosby to be the new U.S. global AIDS coordinator and director of the Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief: “The problem with this selection is not so much Dr. Goosby, it is the pressure he will be under to deny conscience rights to those [...]

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GLENDON SAYS NO TO NOTRE DAME

By | April 27th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Harvard Law Professor Mary Ann Glendon has written an open letter to Notre Dame president Rev. John Jenkins explaining why she cannot accept the Laetare Medal on Commencement Day, May 17. Glendon took note of the University’s decision to award President Barack Obama an honorary degree, something which flies in the face of the express will [...]

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DR. LAURA GETS IT WRONG

By | April 27th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On her radio show of April 24, Dr. Laura Schlessinger engaged a caller on the subject of priestly sexual abuse. Dr. Laura said she was “stunned” that the penalties for abuse “were not more severe.” She continued by saying, “So because of that I no longer, you have not heard me in all these years tell [...]

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SEBELIUS’ POLITICAL KICKBACK

By | April 24th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius, nominated to be the next secretary of health and human services, vetoed a bill yesterday that would have placed new restrictions on third trimester abortions. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “The veto by Sebelius was a political kickback to Dr. George Tiller, the infamous abortion doctor who [...]

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SEX ABUSE IN THE SCHOOLS: GO AFTER PUBLIC SCHOOLS ONLY

By | April 22nd, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Rev. Anthony Evans, president of the National Black Church Initiative, supports a bill by New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey that addresses the sexual abuse of minors. In today’s Newsday, he blames the Catholic Church for opposing it. Evans says, “It is a shame we have to fight against the [Catholic] church in this. It breaks my [...]

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RON HOWARD LIES ABOUT “ANGELS & DEMONS”

By | April 21st, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Ron Howard, director of “Angels & Demons,” the movie version of Dan Brown’s book by that name, attacked Catholic League president Bill Donohue yesterday on the Huffington Post. Referring to a booklet on the movie that Donohue authored, “Angels & Demons: More Demonic than Angelic,” (click here) Howard wrote: “Mr. Donohue’s booklet accuses us of lying when our movie [...]

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IS QUOTING SCRIPTURE A HATE CRIME?

By | April 20th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On April 22, the House Judiciary Committee is scheduled to mark-up a hate crimes bill sponsored by Rep. John Conyers. Serious questions have been raised by religious leaders about this legislation, especially as it pertains to religious pronouncements against homosexuality. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today: “The idea of being prosecuted for reading [...]

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POPE BENEDICT XVI

By | April 19th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as the new pope: “Orthodox Catholics have cause for great celebration—the election of Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger as our new Holy Father sends an unmistakable message: the College of Cardinals wants a man who will continue the theological legacy of Pope John Paul [...]

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