2010 – October Releases

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CATHOLICS UNITED SOWS DIVISION

By | October 29th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the debate between Catholics United and the Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List): On one side of the dispute is a dissident Catholic group which seeks to criminalize speech, and on the other side is a pro-life group which represents the position of the United States Conference of Catholic [...]

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OLBERMANN BASHES CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | October 28th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made last night by MSNBC host Keith Olbermann: Keith Olbermann went on an extended rant against Tea Party-backed candidates, and one of his targets was Ron Johnson, candidate for the U.S. Senate in Wisconsin. Olbermann said Johnson "testified against toughening laws on pedophiles and employers who shield them. [...]

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KEN BUCK IS NOT THE TALIBAN

By | October 27th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the First Amendment is being politicized in electoral contests: When the charge is made that someone in public office, or running for public office, is the enemy of the First Amendment, it is incumbent on those making the accusation to offer hard evidence. The latest flap concerns a [...]

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MINNESOTA DEMS EXPLAIN MAILER

By | October 27th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, a mailer by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) of Minnesota came under fire for its allegedly anti-Catholic contents. Pictured on one side of the mailer is a priest, shown from his Roman collar down, wearing a button which says, "Ignore the Poor"; on the other side there is a statement critical of Dan Hall, a Protestant [...]

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NPR BRISTLES AT CRITICISM

By | October 26th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a phone call made today by NPR media relations manager Anna Christopher to Jeff Field, the Catholic League's director of communications: Earlier today, I wrote a news release calling into question NPR's double standard: Juan Williams gets fired for making an allegedly anti-Muslim remark, but no one has ever [...]

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NPR’S DOUBLE STANDARD

By | October 26th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on National Public Radio's (NPR) double standard: Juan Williams was fired from NPR because he made one allegedly anti-Muslim comment, yet no one has been terminated by NPR for its anti-Catholic fare. To be explicit, on Jan. 7, 2008, the Utah NPR station, KCPW, aired a skit lampooning Mike Huckabee [...]

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ARCHBISHOP DOLAN’S CRITICS PROVE REVEALING

By | October 25th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A recent blog post by New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan criticizing the New York Times has gained momentum. Dolan called out the Times for its "gushing" reviews of an art exhibit by ACT UP that features a picture of the late John Cardinal O'Connor resembling a condom (pictured beside him), with the inscription, "Know Your Scumbag." [...]

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OBAMA: RIGHTS STEM FROM THE STATE

By | October 21st, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama's speech on October 18 at a fundraising dinner: For the second time this fall, President Obama has quoted from the Declaration of Independence, omitting any reference to God. In Rockville, Maryland on Monday, he spoke of "inalienable rights," mentioning that "all men are created equal," but omitted [...]

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UNSEEMLY ATTACK ON FATHER SIRICO

By | October 18th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to an article posted on the website of today's National Catholic Reporter by Michael Sean Winters that is highly critical of Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute: Let me first acknowledge that I consider Father Robert Sirico to be a great priest and a great friend. Anyone who knows [...]

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VATICAN AND “THE SIMPSONS”

By | October 18th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on news reports that the Vatican has endorsed the TV show, "The Simpsons": "Vatican Claims Homer is Catholic" reads the headline on the website of National Public Radio. The headline is false: the Vatican never made any such pronouncement. What happened is that one priest, Father Francesco Occhetta, commented favorably [...]

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