THE POLITICS OF CHILD RAPE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page news story in today’s New York Times on the problem of child sexual abuse: Reporter Paul Vitello shows the shocking extent of child sexual abuse in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. He also details the cover-ups that have long been aided and abetted by law enforcement. Where have... [Read more...]

SARAH SILVERMAN’S OBSCENE RIP AT VATICAN

Comedian Sarah Silverman appeared on Bill Maher’s HBO show on October 9 attacking the Vatican. She began her monologue bemoaning the plight of world hunger, and then found a solution: “What is the Vatican worth, like 500 billion dollars? This is great, sell the Vatican, take a big chunk of the money, build a gorgeous condominium for you and all... [Read more...]

ABORTION HAUNTS PEACE PRIZE WINNER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on why the abortion issue continues to haunt President Obama: A few weeks ago, President Obama said that no federal dollars will be spent on abortion in the health care bill he intends to sign. This immediately won the plaudits of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). But things... [Read more...]

ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIAS MARKS TWO OBAMA PICKS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue drew attention to two of President Obama’s nominees who harbor an anti-religious bias: It is one thing for a professor or pundit to maintain extremist views on constitutional law, quite another to have such a person tenured in a federal legal office. Dawn Johnsen, nominated to head the Office of Legal Counsel,... [Read more...]

CROSS BELONGS ON PUBLIC LAND

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments today on the constitutionality of a seven-foot cross placed on public land in the Mojave National Preserve in San Bernardino County, California. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the case: In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that “this is a Christian nation.” Ever since, radical secularists... [Read more...]

LETTERMAN PALES NEXT TO PENN & TELLER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue says CBS should focus on what Penn & Teller have done more than what David Letterman did: Howard Kurtz of the Washington Post questions whether CBS is up to covering, as well as investigating, the mess David Letterman has gotten himself into. We second that concern, but would prefer that CBS concentrate on... [Read more...]

HUMANISTS RIP VATICAN ON SEX ABUSE

There were several news reports last week on the Vatican’s reply to critics from the International Humanist and Ethical Union; the London-based organization condemned the Vatican for not dealing responsibly with the issue of sexual abuse. The Vatican will soon release a report on this subject to the Committee on the Rights of the Child, a U.N. agency. Catholic... [Read more...]

“THE INVENTION OF LYING” IS PERNICIOUS

Jeff Field, policy analyst and editor of the Catholic League’s monthly journal, Catalyst, provided Bill Donohue with a review of “The Invention of Lying”; Field saw the movie today in New York City. Here are Donohue’s thoughts on it: The trailer to the movie gave no indication of its atheistic-themed plot, but there was enough of a buzz about... [Read more...]

LETTERMAN’S SEXPLOITS MAKE HIM A HERO

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the reaction to David Letterman’s revelation about having sex with his employees: David Letterman began the week laughing about the authorities going after child rapist Roman Polanski, and he ended the week laughing about his own sexual exploits. His fans, of course, wouldn’t care if he sodomized... [Read more...]

DISHONESTY MARKS HEALTH CARE DEBATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the dishonesty that marks the debate over health care reform: Sen. Max Baucus, chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, is quoted in today’s New York Times commenting on allegations that abortion would be covered in the health care bill: “We are not changing current law.” Similarly, Sen. Olympia... [Read more...]

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