BLOOMBERG’S 9/11 GAG RULE INSULTS CATHOLICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s handling of the 9/11 memorial ceremonies: Last year, Mayor Bloomberg sought to justify his support for building a mosque near Ground Zero by recalling the bravery of the firefighters on that fateful day. “In rushing into those burning buildings, not... [Read more...]

MSNBC OUTDOES NEW YORK TIMES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses how MSNBC outdid the New York Times’ recent attack on Catholicism: Last month, New York Times editor Bill Keller gave a raving review of the new book by John Julius Norwich, Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy. Citing several factual errors, I said at the time, “It’s hard... [Read more...]

FLAWED ALABAMA IMMIGRATION LAW

Chief U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn has restrained Alabama from enforcing an immigration law that was slated to go into effect on September 1; Judge Blackburn will rule on the merits of this injunction no later than September 28.    Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the law is flawed:   Every state has a right to... [Read more...]

CLERGY BANNED FROM 9/11 NYC CEREMONY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to ban the clergy from speaking at the 9/11 ceremony next month:   After the Twin Towers were leveled on 9/11 ten years ago, two steel beams in the shape of a cross were found; they were subsequently moved to St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church.... [Read more...]

PRO-ABORTION GROUPS ATTACK RELIGION

More than 60 organizations have issued a 55-page report advising the incoming Obama administration on the need to provide more money for abortion-related services. “Advancing Reproductive Rights and Health in a New Administration” calls for the most sweeping abortion-rights reforms ever envisioned. It not only wants more money to be spent, it recommends... [Read more...]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH PEDOPHILIA?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue raises a serious question: The mainstream media never tire of lambasting the Catholic Church for not responding strongly enough to allegations of the sexual abuse of minors, yet these very same people show absolutely no interest in reporting on attempts to legitimate pedophilia. Many in the mental health profession... [Read more...]

SNAP—VICTIMS’ GROUP—EXPOSED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains what this news release is all about: The Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a conference in Washington, D.C. last month that was open to the public. Trusted sources of the Catholic League were there, and their findings are the basis of a report that I wrote, “SNAP EXPOSED:... [Read more...]

WHAT LETTERMAN SHOULD SAY

After receiving a threat from al Qaeda for making fun of Muslim terrorists on the “Late Show,” David Letterman has gone mum. Catholic League president Bill Donohue recommends he issue the following statement immediately:   Though I never mentioned Muslims or Islam in my June 8 monologue, I received a serious death threat from al Qaeda.... [Read more...]

PASTOR HAGEE DESERVES BETTER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on stories branding Pastor John Hagee anti-Catholic:   I have fielded several questions lately by those interested in my relationship with Pastor John Hagee. This comes as a result of Pastor Hagee’s presence at Governor Rick Perry’s Houston prayer rally on August 6. Some pundits have subsequently... [Read more...]

BID TO NAIL HOLY SEE FLOUNDERS

The Vatican has released documents showing that the Holy See never had any knowledge that a priest allegedly molested a young man in Oregon in 1965. The case, Doe v. Holy See, involves the late Rev. Andrew Ronan, a Servite priest, who was moved from Ireland to Chicago to Portland, Oregon; the specific lawsuit relates to what allegedly happened in Portland.... [Read more...]

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