OBAMA CHOOSES VATICAN AMBASSADOR

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... [Read more...]

SOTOMAYOR’S CATHOLICISM

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 mentioned... [Read more...]

COURT UPHOLDS GAY MARRIAGE BAN

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... [Read more...]

ANOTHER CATHOLIC ON THE SUPREME COURT?

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... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY = HOMOPHOBIA?

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... [Read more...]

HYSTERIA OVER IRISH CLERGY ABUSE

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... [Read more...]

CARLA BRUNI RIPS THE POPE

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 urged... [Read more...]

OBAMA PIVOTS ON CONSCIENCE RIGHTS

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... [Read more...]

“ANGELS & DEMONS”: SPECTACULARLY STUPID

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 laid a hand... [Read more...]

DONOHUE CORRECTS NEW YORK TIMES

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] said. “Can you... [Read more...]

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