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OBAMA CHOOSES VATICAN AMBASSADOR

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

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s choice of Miguel H. Diaz, a Catholic theologian, to be his ambassador to the Vatican: In choosing professor Miguel H. Diaz to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Vatican, President Obama has selected a man whose writings do not address such hot-button issues as abortion, embryonic stem [...]

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SOTOMAYOR’S CATHOLICISM

By | May 27th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the nomination of Sonia Sotomayor to the U.S. Supreme Court: When John Roberts was nominated to be on the high court, Senator Dick Durbin told CNN that he considered it fair game to probe Roberts about his Catholicism. Durbin released a glowing statement yesterday on Sotomayor that never [...]

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COURT UPHOLDS GAY MARRIAGE BAN

By | May 26th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the decision by the California Supreme Court upholding the resolution banning same-sex marriage in California: The shame of it all is that after the citizens of California said no to gay marriage last fall—the people always say no (the record is 30-0 in state ballot initiatives)—homosexual radicals sought to [...]

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ANOTHER CATHOLIC ON THE SUPREME COURT?

By | May 26th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue reacts to President Obama’s choice of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to sit on the U.S. Supreme Court: When John Roberts was nominated to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, left-wingers accused President Bush of “Playing the Catholic card.” When Samuel Alito was selected by Bush, these same critics sounded the alarms over [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY = HOMOPHOBIA?

By | May 21st, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

New Hampshire Gov. John Lynch said he would not sign a recent bill ordering same-sex marriage unless it strengthened religious liberty provisions. Led by advocates of gay marriage, the vote yesterday was 188-186 against amending the bill to insure religious liberty protections. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed what happened: Leading the fight for gay marriage [...]

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HYSTERIA OVER IRISH CLERGY ABUSE

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

After nine years of investigation, Ireland’s Commission to Inquire into Child Abuse has published its findings. More than 30,000 children, most of them delinquents, passed through one or more of Ireland’s Catholic-run institutions from the 1920s through the 1980s. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the report today: Reuters is reporting that “Irish Priests Beat, [...]

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CARLA BRUNI RIPS THE POPE

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

Carla Bruni, wife of French president Nicolas Sarkozy, is angry that Pope Benedict XVI casts serious doubt on the efficacy of condoms to stop AIDS. She said that such teachings left her “profoundly secular,” and she called upon the Church to “evolve.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue doesn’t agree: When the pope was in France, he [...]

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OBAMA PIVOTS ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

By | May 18th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In his address to the 2009 graduating class at the University of Notre Dame, President Barack Obama said yesterday that he supports conscience rights for healthcare workers. “Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion,” he said, “and draft a sensible conscience clause, and make sure that all of our health care policies are [...]

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“ANGELS & DEMONS”: SPECTACULARLY STUPID

By | May 15th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue saw “Angels & Demons” today. Here is his take: The movie is so spectacularly stupid that it blunts its anti-Catholic elements. But there are problems, nonetheless. In the movie, the Catholic Church is said to have murdered members of the Illuminati, of which Galileo was a member. In real life, the Catholic Church never [...]

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DONOHUE CORRECTS NEW YORK TIMES

By | May 15th, 2009|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue on today’s article about him in the New York Times: I have asked for a correction regarding a comment that is attributed to me, but which I never made. Regarding the movie “Angels & Demons,” reporter Paul Vitello writes as follows:  “They even have a scene where rats eat a bunch of cardinals,” he [Donohue] [...]

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