M. Markey SHOULD CHILD RAPISTS BE PROSECUTED?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For the past several years, New York State Assemblywoman Margaret Markey has sought legislation targeting the sexual abuse of minors. Yet never once has she introduced a bill that would apply to public institutions—just private ones. Now she is back again asking her colleagues to pass a bill... [Read more...]

Untitled CATHOLIC CONTENDERS ELICIT HATRED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Some of the critics of Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich have gone beyond Catholic bashing. Garry Wills is so excited he sees Santorum as a modern-day Torquemada, a man who “equates contraception with the guillotine.” That this lunacy appeared on the blog site of the New York Review of Books... [Read more...]

images-1 OBAMA URGES CHURCHES TO GET POLITICAL

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new video by President Barack Obama that was cut to launch his “African Americans for Obama” campaign: It is hardly newsworthy for President Obama to beckon African Americans to support his presidential campaign, but his clarion call to black churches to get on board represents a break with presidential... [Read more...]

Empire St. Bldg. DOLAN DENIED EMPIRE STATE BLDG. HONOR

Rep. Michael Grimm requested that the Empire State Building shine red in honor of the elevation of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to Cardinal. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision to deny the request: The problem with Cardinal Dolan is that he is not a mass murderer. If he were, he may have been honored the way Mao Zedong... [Read more...]

N. Gingrich OBAMA’S PRO-INFANTICIDE VOTE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In last night’s GOP debate, Newt Gingrich charged that in the last presidential campaign the elite media never asked “why Barack Obama voted in favor of legalizing infanticide.” Gingrich wasn’t off by much—Obama was rarely asked about it, and never was he pressed on this issue. Even... [Read more...]

religiuos liberty RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AND “RELIGIOUS LIBERTY”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Here’s a scenario worth contemplating: let’s assume that the federal government tries to censor the New York Times, and that critics of the newspaper take it to task for complaining that their “free speech” rights have been violated. Would not the Times be justly angered at the suggestion... [Read more...]

Cover_grayscale_Final 2 2011 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The Catholic League’s 2011 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers all the major issues that the Catholic League dealt with in 2011, along with many others that came to our attention. The report covers the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business/workplace; education; government; and the media. There are... [Read more...]

Sec. HHS SEBELIUS SMEARS CATHOLIC INSURERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: On February 15, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said Catholic insurance carriers will not be given an exemption from the mandate requiring insurance companies to provide for contraceptive, abortifacient and sterilization services. She explained, “Religious insurance... [Read more...]

G. Soros DEMOCRATS PUSH PHONY CATHOLIC GROUP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Rep. Elijah Cummings, the senior Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, expressed dissatisfaction today with the composition of the panel which was selected to testify on the religious liberty issues involved in the Obama healthcare mandate. He complained that Catholic groups... [Read more...]

P. Obama OBAMA MANDATE NEVER SCRUTINIZED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Following her testimony yesterday before the Senate Finance Committee, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius was asked whether she spoke to the bishops about the controversial mandate she is pushing. She admitted she did not. Then she said, “I know that the president... [Read more...]

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