OBAMA NOMINEE’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM

In a few weeks, the Senate will vote on the nomination of Dawn Johnsen to be assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal Counsel. Catholic League president Bill Donohue says the Catholic community should be given a heads up: “As past staff counsel for the ACLU and legal director of NARAL (the most extreme pro-abortion group in the... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES EMBRACES DISCRIMINATION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in today’s New York Times: “It was reported yesterday that accusations of misconduct against New York City public school teachers are at an all time high. Thanks to Richard Condon, Special Commissioner of Investigation, we know that about a third of those accusations involved sexual... [Read more...]

SALLY QUINN SHOWCASES BIGOTRY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on an article by Robert S. McElvaine, a professor at Millsaps College, that is posted on the joint blog site of the Washington Post and Newsweek, “On Faith”: “Does Pope Benedict XVI hate women, Jews and Muslims? Or is he just insensitive? One thing is for sure, we know he presides over a... [Read more...]

POPE IGNITES CONDOM DEBATE

On his flight to Cameroon yesterday, Pope Benedict XVI was asked about the Catholic Church’s position on fighting AIDS. He said, in part, “One cannot overcome the problem with the distribution of condoms. On the contrary, they increase the problem.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue had this to say: “Last year, Edward C. Green, director... [Read more...]

NEWSDAY IS MORALLY BANKRUPT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offered the following comments about Newsday, the Long Island daily: “There are two bills before the New York State legislature that address the sexual molestation of minors. One is sponsored by Margaret Markey; the other is by Vito Lopez. The Catholic Church favors the Lopez bill, and that is because, unlike... [Read more...]

NOMINEE TO HEAD FDA DEEPLY FLAWED

  Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to news that President Obama will nominate Margaret A. Hamburg as the director of the Food and Drug Administration: “In 1994, I received a letter from Dr. Hamburg, New York City’s Health Commissioner, complaining about ads the Catholic League had placed in New York City subways. The ads read, ‘Want... [Read more...]

OBAMA IS NOT OPPOSED TO ALL HUMAN CLONING

On the morning of March 9, President Obama signed an executive order on stem cell research that also included a statement on human cloning. Many media outlets quickly released a story with headlines like that of the Associated Press, “Obama Calls Cloning ‘Dangerous, Profoundly Wrong.’” On the same day, at 1:40 p.m, Obama’s press secretary,... [Read more...]

CHILD RAPE IN NEW YORK STATE: LOCATION MATTERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue tells of the real-life consequences of what would happen if a bill by New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey passed today: “An 18-year-old who was allegedly raped by a public school teacher the week after Thanksgiving is out of luck—the 90 day clock allowed by law to file a claim for an offense in a public... [Read more...]

CONNECTICUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BILL PULLED

The bill that would allow the state legislature in Connecticut to reconfigure the governing structure of the Catholic Church has been pulled. Introduced by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, the bill was withdrawn at the behest of the person who proposed it, Tom Gallagher; he is a contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, a left-wing... [Read more...]

“ANGELS & DEMONS” BOOKLET AVAILABLE

A booklet on the upcoming movie, “Angels & Demons,” written by Catholic League president Bill Donohue, is now available. “Angels & Demons”:More Demonic Than Angelic debunks the myths, lies and smears told about the Catholic Church. The film, which opens May 15, is based on Dan Brown’s book, Angels & Demons. Ron Howard directs... [Read more...]

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