2011 – October Releases

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KANSAS CITY STAR vs. CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | October 31st, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Almost two weeks ago, we contacted the Kansas City Star about running a full-page ad on Sunday, October 30. The ad is a critical statement about the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and their attorney friend, Rebecca Randles. The ad was written because we strongly defend Kansas [...]

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ATTACK ON CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

By | October 28th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic University of America is being sued by George Washington University professor John Banzhaf because it does not accommodate Muslim religious practices. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: John Banzhaf needs to be sued for bringing a frivolous lawsuit. He has no complainants—not a single Muslim at Catholic University has come to him complaining [...]

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BISHOP LORI DEFENDS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | October 27th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, Bridgeport Bishop William E. Lori testified before the House Judiciary Committee on the subject of religious freedom. He is the Chairman of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops' (USCCB) new "Ad Hoc Committee for Religious Liberty." Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today: USCCB president Archbishop Timothy Dolan made an excellent [...]

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MINNESOTA CATHOLICS PUSH MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

By | October 26th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue stands with Saint Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John Nienstedt in his support for a state constitutional amendment on marriage: The reason why Minnesotans will vote next year on the issue of a constitutional amendment affirming marriage, traditionally understood, is due to attempts to reconfigure this ancient social institution. For example, people [...]

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VATICAN COUNCIL CALLS FOR FINANCIAL REFORM

By | October 24th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace issued a document today titled, "Toward Reforming the International Financial and Monetary Systems in the Context of Global Public Authority." Commenting on it is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: There has been much hyperventilation from some quarters over the release of this document. All of it is unwarranted. To [...]

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BISHOP FINN DESERVES BETTER

By | October 21st, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the controversy over Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn: The Catholic League will have a lot to say about Bishop Finn and his accusers over the next few weeks. For now, we want to make it clear that we stand by him without reservation. Why? Not because he is [...]

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SUSAN SARANDON’S WILLFUL IGNORANCE

By | October 17th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the weekend, actress Susan Sarandon discussed her 1995 movie, "Dead Man Walking"; the film was based on a book by Sister Helen Prejean that condemns the death penalty. Sarandon said she sent a copy of the book to the pope, saying, "The last one, not this Nazi one we have now." Catholic League president Bill [...]

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GOV. PERRY REBUKES PASTOR JEFFRESS

By | October 14th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following statement today: Last night, I discussed the flap over Rev. Robert Jeffress with Chris Matthews on "Hardball" [click here]. While I made it clear that the anti-Catholic comments made by Jeffress must be roundly condemned, I also stated that I was not blaming Gov. Rick Perry for what [...]

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PERRY SHOULD RENOUNCE JEFFRESS

By | October 13th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In a piece by Wayne Barrett in the Daily Beast [click here], he follows up on my news release of October 12 criticizing the anti-Catholic remarks of Rev. Robert Jeffress [click here]. Barrett asked if I thought it was appropriate for Governor Rick Perry, who was introduced by [...]

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JEFFRESS SAYS SATAN RULES CATHOLICISM

By | October 12th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Last Friday, Rev. Robert Jeffress, the Dallas pastor who introduced Gov. Rick Perry at the Values Voter Summit, spoke derisively about the Mormon faith of Mitt Romney, making the case that "Mormonism is a cult." Two days later, he chided Islam, Hinduism and Buddhism as "false religions." Last year, Rev. Jeffress said the Roman Catholic Church [...]

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