OBAMA’S SCIENTIFIC INTEGRITY MEMO

President Obama signed an executive order today on stem cell research; it was part of his “Scientific Integrity Presidential Memorandum.” In response, Catholic League president Bill Donohue said the following: “President Obama acknowledged that he supports ‘groundbreaking work to convert ordinary human cells into ones that resemble embryonic... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH IN CONNECTICUT IMPERILED; EXPULSION OF LAWMAKERS SOUGHT

Bill #1098 has been introduced in the Connecticut legislature by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald that orders the Catholic Church to reorganize. Its express purpose is “To revise the corporate governance provisions applicable to the Roman Catholic Church and provide for the investigation of the misappropriation of funds by religious corporations.”... [Read more...]

OBAMA TO OKAY KILLING EMBRYOS

President Barack Obama is expected to lift restrictions on federal funding of embryonic stem cell research today. Speaking against this decision is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “When President Bush placed restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, there was no way for scientists to approximate the effectiveness inherent in embryonic... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES SHOWS BIAS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue today accused the New York Times of showing a bias against the Catholic Church: “In today’s New York Times, there is a 524-word story about six protesters who held a news conference on the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral criticizing the current New York Archbishop, Cardinal Edward Egan, and his newly... [Read more...]

DUAL SYSTEM OF JUSTICE IN NEW YORK STATE?

The following is an open letter by Catholic League president Bill Donohue to New York State lawmakers: Complaints have reached my office about some New York State lawmakers who are considering a bill, sponsored by Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, that would discriminate against the Catholic Church by selectively targeting private institutions in legislation... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS’ ARCHBISHOP WEIGHS IN

Kansas City, Kansas Archbishop Joseph Naumann has written a column for his archdiocesan newspaper that will appear in tomorrow’s edition; to read it, click here. It is a lengthy and pointed statement concerning the nomination of Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of health and human services (HHS). Catholic League president Bill Donohue... [Read more...]

“ANGELS & DEMONS”: THE ANTI-CATHOLIC AGENDA

Catholic League president Bill Donohue exposes the anti-Catholic agenda of “Angels & Demons” (the movie opens May 15): “John Calley, co-producer with Brian Grazer of both ‘The Da Vinci Code’ and ‘Angels & Demons,’ told the New York Times that the former movie was ‘conservatively anti-Catholic.’ According to the Times, Grazer... [Read more...]

SEBELIUS AND CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

At the close of the Bush administration, the department of health and human services (HHS) issued regulations protecting the conscience rights of health care workers. The Obama administration is proposing to undo those rights. The person likely to enforce the new regulations is Kathleen Sebelius, the nominee for secretary of HHS. Catholic League president... [Read more...]

D.C. VOUCHER PROGRAM IN JEOPARDY

Since 2004, there has been a congressionally funded voucher program in the District of Columbia. But unless it is reauthorized by the Congress this week, and approved by the District, the program will be terminated at the end of the next school year. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “We apparently have money these... [Read more...]

“ANGELS & DEMONS”: MYTHS, LIES AND SMEARS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the myths, lies and smears presented in “Angels & Demons”: “The tag team of Dan Brown and Ron Howard would have the public believe that Galileo was a member of a secret society, the Illuminati, and that the group seeks revenge against the Vatican today because of the Catholic Church’s... [Read more...]

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