2012 – January Releases

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WHY ISN’T ABORTION “MORAL”?

By | January 18th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Dana Milbank’s column on abortion in today’s Washington Post: It’s an old tactic—attacking the advocates of both sides of a contentious issue. In doing so, the pundit attempts to seize the mantle of objectivity. But it often doesn’t work, and it certainly didn’t work for Dana Milbank. Milbank takes [...]

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THE PLIGHT OF PRIESTS’ WIVES

By | January 13th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed in today’s New York Times by Sara Ritchey: The Vatican recently announced that it is going to facilitate the process of allowing former Episcopal priests and congregations to enter the Roman Catholic Church as intact groups. “What will life be like for the wives of Roman Catholic [...]

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RELIGIOUS LEADERS AFFIRM MARRIAGE

By | January 12th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A letter was released today on the subject of marriage that was signed by 39 religious leaders from several religions; four Catholic bishops, led by the head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, signed it as well. “Marriage and Religious Freedom: Fundamental Goods That Stand or Fall Together” is a strong [...]

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HUGE DEFEAT FOR OBAMA

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that churches are entitled to make employment decisions without interference by the government. In doing so, the high court affirmed what is known as the doctrine of “ministerial exception,” the long-standing right of churches to be shielded from discrimination lawsuits brought by employees. Catholic League president [...]

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“ARE YOU THERE, CHELSEA” IS PURE HOLLYWOOD

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

“Are You There, Chelsea” starts tonight on NBC as part of its new lineup of mid-season shows; it is based on the bestselling book, Are You There, Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea. Catholic League president Bill Donohue gives Christians a heads-up: NBC describes the Chelsea character, which is based on the life of author Chelsea Handler, as [...]

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“WHITE IRISH CATHOLICS” ROIL MICHELLE

By | January 11th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Columnist Lynn Sweet reports that in Jodi Kantor’s new book, The Obamas, Michelle Obama is described as being “distressed” over the dominance of three famous Illinois families. The future First Lady apparently made her comments in the early 1990s when she worked in Chicago Mayor Richard Daley’s City Hall. Kantor says Michelle Obama “particularly resented the [...]

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SNAP PROTECTS CHILD MOLESTERS

By | January 10th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

The weekly St. Louis alternative newspaper, Riverfront Times, published an exchange today between reporter Nicholas Phillips and David Clohessy, director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP). Clohessy is quoted as saying the following about St. Louis Archbishop Robert Carlson: “Archbishop Carlson and his brother Catholic bishops have hired, hidden, transferred, defended and [...]

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BOSTON VICTIMS’ SUMMIT BOMBS

By | January 9th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the weekend, lawyers, columnists, reporters, psychiatrists, and activists attended the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference” in Boston; it marked the 10th anniversary of media reports on the Boston clergy sexual abuse scandal. Commenting on the outcome is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: A whopping 75 people turned out for the conference, 25 of whom were [...]

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SANTORUM’S CATHOLICISM ATTACKED

By | January 6th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent attacks on presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s religion: Rick Santorum is deserving of closer scrutiny now that he is a top contender for the Republican nomination, but this does not justify either misrepresenting, or attacking, his faith. John Gehring of Faith in Public Life fails to distinguish between the [...]

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BOSTON VICTIMS BASK IN MISERY

By | January 5th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page story in today’s Boston Globe on alleged victims of priestly sexual abuse who are speaking up on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of the Globe’s series on the scandal in the Boston Archdiocese: Many Catholics that I have spoken to, including the clergy, have grown weary [...]

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