Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the filmmaker and movie reviewers of “Thirst,” which opened today in select theaters: This movie, the work of a Korean ex-Catholic, Park Chan-wook, is about a Roman Catholic priest turned vampire. It is strewn with blood and gore, but that hasn’t stopped film critics from loving it. The Los Angeles... [Read more...]RIGHTS OF BABY CUT FROM WOMB UNCERTAIN
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the uncertainties surrounding the eight-month old baby who was cut from her mother’s womb in Worcester, Massachusetts: When Barack Obama was in the Illinois state senate, he led the fight to deny health care to babies born as a result of a botched abortion. It is not certain what he would say if asked... [Read more...]EUTHANASIA AND HEALTH CARE REFORM
Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses Section 1233 of H.R. 3200, the health care reform bill that was introduced in the House: There is language in this section of the bill that implies that the federal government may become involved in euthanasia. So over the past two days, July 27-28, Catholic League staff contacted the following persons,... [Read more...]TONY ALAMO, VETERAN BIGOT, GOING TO PRISON
Evangelist Tony Alamo was convicted today on all counts of transporting minors across state lines for sex. Catholic League president Bill Donohue is delighted: Tony Alamo Christian Ministries Worldwide was the name of his organization, and “World Pastor” was his name. Now this child-abusing, tax dodging, viciously anti-Catholic bigot is finally... [Read more...]“COMMON GROUND” SHOWDOWN
Representative Mike Pence has an amendment to the Labor-HHS appropriations bill that would bar Title X money to Planned Parenthood; a vote will be taken on it today. It is the subject of a news release by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: This is it. We are now at the defining moment. All the chatter about “common ground” on abortion will... [Read more...]SECULAR LITMUS TEST FOR NIH APPOINTEE?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to President Barack Obama’s recent pick of Francis Collins to head the National Institutes of Health: Francis Collins is the former director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, and by all accounts he was an excellent administrator. He is also an evangelical. Science magazine... [Read more...]ABORTION AS HEALTH CARE: OBAMA WANTS US TO PAY FOR IT
White House budget director Peter Orszag was asked yesterday whether “no taxpayer money will go to pay for abortions” under proposed health care legislation. “I’m not prepared to say explicitly that right now,” he said. Catholic League president Bill Donohue picked up on that remark: There was no reason for Orszag to sound tentative—everyone... [Read more...]NEW YORK TIMES FEATURES McCOURT INSULT
In today’s New York Times, there is a lengthy article about the death of Irish author, Frank McCourt. As a sidebar, there is also a short excerpt from his book, Angela’s Ashes, about the author’s First Communion. Part of what the Times selected reads as follows: “Then he [the priest] placed on my tongue the wafer, the body and blood of Jesus.... [Read more...]“CHOICE” FOR D.C. MOMS: ABORT OR ENROLL IN P.S. 109
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the fate of African American women, and their children, in the nation’s capital: Following the lead of President Barack Obama, the House of Representatives passed a bill yesterday that would allow the District of Columbia to fund abortions. Also following Obama’s wishes, the same bill affirmed the... [Read more...]HEALTH CARE BILL: FREEDOM OF CHOICE ACT BY OTHER MEANS?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the proposed health care legislation favored by the Obama administration: On July 17, 2007, President Obama told his pro-abortion fans at Planned Parenthood that “the first thing I’d do as president is sign the Freedom of Choice Act (FOCA).” Two years later, FOCA has yet to be reintroduced. But... [Read more...]