RIGHTS OF HEALTH CARE WORKERS THREATENED

It was reported today that the Obama administration is planning to rescind the rule issued in December by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that protects the rights of health care workers at federally-funded facilities to refuse to perform or be involved in medical procedures that violate their consciences, such as abortion. The “conscience... [Read more...]

2008 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The Catholic League’s 2008 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers anti-Catholic incidents in the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business and workplace; education; government; media; and miscellaneous. In addition to the findings, William Donohue provides an executive summary, which places the incidents... [Read more...]

MEDIA CIRCUS OVER VATICAN VOLUME; FROM U.K. TO “THE VIEW

On February 18, there was a news story in The Times (of London) about “a study approved by the Vatican” showing that men are more given to lust; women to pride. This story was reprinted in the New York Post on the same day. Both newspapers identified Wojciech Giertych as “the personal theologian” to the pope. The next day, ABC News referred... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN—PERFECT FOR NEW YORK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on news that Milwaukee Archbishop Timothy Dolan will be the new Archbishop of New York: “What a perfect fit: Archbishop Dolan has the erudition, tenacity, affability and orthodoxy necessary for a leadership role in New York. My dealings with him have been extraordinarily positive. “In the fall... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS SPINS HERSELF

Word that Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius might be tapped as the new secretary of health and human services has a lot of people talking.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue is one of them: “Kathleen Sebelius is a master at spinning herself. In 2002, she described herself as ‘a practicing Catholic.’ But not always. For example, she opposes capital... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS—ENEMY OF THE UNBORN—TO HHS?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page story in today’s New York Times that says Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius is the president’s top choice as secretary of health and human services: “Almost all of those working in the Obama administration are pro-abortion, and the expectation is that almost all future appointees will... [Read more...]

“THE VIEW” RIPS CATHOLICISM—AGAIN

A news story in today’s New York Post claims there is “a new study approved by the Vatican” on sin that concludes that “Men and women sin in different ways.” Men are more given to lust; women to pride. This story was the subject of an exchange today on the ABC-TV show, “The View.” Here is an excerpt: Whoopi Goldberg: Realize the Vatican... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF GEORGIA APOLOGIZES

Earlier today, Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote a news release about a poster placed in the dorms of the University of Georgia that misappropriated Christian iconography: it altered the Michelangelo painting of the Sistine Chapel that shows the hand of God reaching out to Adam to depict the exchange of a condom. Donohue e-mailed a copy of... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF GEORGIA OFFENDS CHRISTIANS

As part of its Sexual Responsibility program, the University of Georgia has placed a poster in the dorms that misappropriates Christian iconography to promote condom distribution. Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent the following letter today to Dr. Rodney D. Bennett, Vice President for Student Affairs: “This letter is in response to a complaint... [Read more...]

DUPLICITY MARKS MARYLAND SEX ABUSE BILL

Bills have been introduced in both houses of the Maryland legislature that would amend the current law that allows alleged victims of child sexual abuse to file civil suit against the offender up until the age of 25. Under the bills sponsored by Sen. Delores Goodwin Kelley and C. Sue Hecht in the House, the age limit on the statute of limitations would... [Read more...]

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