BISHOPACCOUNTABILITY IS ANTI-PRIEST

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent the following letter today to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty, a Regis College professor who heads the Boston Review Board; a copy was also sent to Cardinal Sean O’Malley: I read the letter you received from BishopAccountability urging you, in your capacity as Chairperson of the Boston Review Board, to disclose... [Read more...]

CHRISTIANITY DIDN’T INSPIRE NORWEGIAN NUT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Attempts to brand the Norwegian madman, Anders Behring Breivik, a Christian-inspired terrorist are wholly unpersuasive. Perhaps the most obnoxious piece on this subject was written by Stephen Prothero in his CNN blog: he actually thinks that “Christians have a responsibility to speak... [Read more...]

ATHEISTS OPPOSE WORLD TRADE CENTER CROSS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the lawsuit brought by American Atheists protesting the decision to move the World Trade Center cross from St. Peter’s Roman Catholic Church in lower Manhattan to its new site at the 9/11 Memorial Museum (two steel beams in the shape of a cross were found when the Twin Towers were leveled): David... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH IS BOOMING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on new survey data profiling Catholicism: All we ever hear from the wild-eyed critics of the Catholic Church, including the dissidents within, is that the Church had better “get with it” and change its teachings on abortion, homosexuality and women’s ordination. Yet it is precisely those... [Read more...]

RAHM EMANUEL DISSES PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s decision to send his children to private schools: Every honest person knows how truly inferior most urban public schools are. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel knows this as well as anyone, which is why he decided to send his kids to a private school this fall. Not just any... [Read more...]

THE LEFT “DISCOVERS” ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on left-wing reaction to Rep. Michele Bachmann’s previous religious ties: When I was asked by The Atlantic’s Joshua Green about Rep. Michele Bachmann’s previous membership in a church that believes the pope is the anti-Christ, I criticized the church for being anti-Catholic, but made... [Read more...]

GAY MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: The right of homosexuals to marry in New York begins on Sunday, and already the religious rights of those who conscientiously object are being threatened. The threats come from two New York public officials, both of whom identify themselves as Catholic: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Nassau County District... [Read more...]

CONGRATS TO ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to the news that Pope Benedict XVI has named Denver Archbishop Charles Chaput to be the new Archbishop of Philadelphia: This is great news. Anyone who knows Archbishop Chaput knows him as a man of integrity, brilliance and courage. Outspoken but never abrasive, he is quite capable of using the bully pulpit... [Read more...]

BACHMANN’S BELIEFS UNDER SCRUTINY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to today’s lead story [click here] on The Atlantic’s website noting Rep. Michele Bachmann’s longtime affiliation with a church that believes the pope is the Antichrist:   The Catholic League finds it regrettable that there are still strains of anti-Catholicism in some Protestant circles, but... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES’ DUMB TAKE ON CATHOLICISM

There was a book review in yesterday’s New York Times by Bill Keller, executive editor of the newspaper, of Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy, by John Julius Norwich. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on it today:   It’s hard to say who is dumber—Bill Keller or John Julius Norwich. But to say that Pope Urban VIII imprisoned... [Read more...]

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