2009 – August Releases

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SUBSIDIZING ABORTION

By | August 31st, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the House health care bill that has generated so much controversy: A debate is raging over whether an amendment by Rep. Lois Capps provides for a public subsidy of abortion. Catholics United claims that the Family Research Council (FRC) is guilty of “distorting” the Capps amendment when it [...]

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MASS MAILING OF PENN & TELLER SHOW

By | August 31st, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments regarding the Catholic League response to Penn & Teller’s incredible episode on Showtime last Thursday: I was happy to finger CBS this morning on “Fox and Friends” as the ultimate culprit: Penn & Teller’s Nazi-like assault on Catholicism that took place on August 27 will go [...]

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CBS/SHOWTIME AIRS NAZI-LIKE ASSAULT

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

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s edition of Penn & Teller’s show. The program aired on Showtime which is owned by CBS: The Nazis couldn’t have done better. Having been in this job for over 16 years, I have never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV. And I mean [...]

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IS OBAMA LYING? OR JUST MISINFORMED?

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

President Obama went on BlogTalkRadio yesterday to address health care reform. At one point he told the left-wing religious audience, “You’ve heard that this is all going to mean government funding of abortion. Not true.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue replied as follows: On July 17, the House Committee on Ways and Means approved the America’s [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD RIPS BISHOPS

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

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on remarks made yesterday by Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is getting restless knowing that its abortion-happy health care reforms are on the skids. Cecile Richards is now accusing the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops of seeking to make “American women second-class citizens.” And that’s [...]

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PENN & TELLER MUST GO

By | August 17th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an ad he wrote for today’s edition of Variety: Today’s ad in Variety (click here) is a direct response to the latest hate speech by Penn & Teller against Catholics. Both Penn Jillette, and Showtime (owned by CBS), are flagging the attack on the Vatican that is featured in [...]

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BREAK POINT FOR OBAMA AND CATHOLICS

By | August 16th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue says relations between President Barack Obama and Catholics are at a critical juncture: Exactly two weeks ago today, President Obama met with some Catholic journalists, telling them, “I don’t know any circumstances in which abortion is a happy circumstance or decision.” This begs the question: Why are his surrogates in the [...]

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DEBUNKING THE MYTH-BUSTERS: ABORTION IS IN HEALTH BILLS

By | August 14th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the health care bills: In today’s New York Daily News, there is an article seeking to debunk various myths about the health care bills. Unfortunately, the two reporters were guilty of floating the myth that “None of the bills working their way through Congress provides any federal funds [...]

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OBAMA SEEKS RELIGIOUS SUPPORT FOR BILL; BISHOPS ALREADY SAY NO

By | August 12th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On August 19, President Barack Obama will join in a call-in and audio Webcast with religious leaders seeking to win their support for a health care bill. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the bishops won’t be on board: Yesterday, Justin Cardinal Rigali, chairman of the Committee on Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference [...]

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EEOC-CHARLOTTE UNDER SCRUTINY

By | August 12th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The following letter was written today by Catholic League president Bill Donohue to Reuben Daniels, Jr., director of the Equal Employment Opportunity District Office in Charlotte, North Carolina: Dr. William Thierfelder, president of Belmont Abbey College, was notified in March that an investigation by your office of alleged wrongdoing was closed. At issue was the right [...]

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