npr NPR REPORTER SLAMS PRIESTS

On May 27, Barbara Bradley Hagerty did a piece that was posted on the website of National Public Radio (NPR) titled, “Just Doing His Job Is Catholic Official’s Defense.” Here is how she opened her story: “A clergy sex-abuse trial in is [sic] reaching a crescendo in a Philadelphia courtroom. One defendant is James Brennan, a priest accused of... [Read more...]

header “FOR GREATER GLORY” CUTS TO THE QUICK

Catholic League director of policy studies, Marcus Plieninger, previewed the film “For Greater Glory.” The following are his comments: Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to Mexico this year would not have been possible under the brutally anti-Catholic Calles regime of 1920’s Mexico, the setting of “For Greater Glory,” the new film out in theaters... [Read more...]

Why Catholicism Matters slide 0k WHY CATHOLICISM MATTERS

Bill Donohue’s new book, Why Catholicism Matters: How Catholic Virtues Can Reshape Society in the 21st Century, is available today. To view a discussion of it, click here. “Bill Donohue’s Why Catholicism Matters offers a fresh and compelling look at how the teachings of the Catholic Church continue to provide the best guide for a healthy, happy... [Read more...]

First Amendment_0 “IT’S THE FIRST AMENDMENT, STUPID”

Bill Donohue addresses an editorial in the New York Times, and a column by Lisa Miller in the Washington Post, that appeared on Sunday: The central issue in the fight between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church is the right of the federal government to redefine religious institutions as entities that hire and serve mostly people of their... [Read more...]

IMG_0192-1 ROMNEY SCORES ON EDUCATION

Bill Donohue comments on presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s “A Chance for Every Child” education policy: Mitt Romney unveiled a plan yesterday that will do more to provide upward social mobility for the poor and disabled than any proposal on the table today. “As President,” he said, “I will give the parents of every low-income and special... [Read more...]

MaureenDowd BILL DONOHUE’S OPEN LETTER TO MAUREEN DOWD

My Dearest Maureen, In today’s New York Times, you write the following: “The church insists it’s an argument about religious freedom, not birth control. But, really, it’s about birth control, and women’s lower caste in the church. It’s about conservative bishops targeting Democratic candidates who support contraception and abortion rights... [Read more...]

2012050925birth-control-trumps-religious-freedom-in-obama-s-catholic-decision OBAMA AND NOTRE DAME

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the fractured relationship between President Obama and the University of Notre Dame: In 2009, when President Barack Obama gave the Commencement Address at the University of Notre Dame, he stressed, “Let’s honor the conscience of those who disagree with abortion, and draft a sensible conscience clause….” Yesterday,... [Read more...]

fightingirish CATHOLIC REBELLION HAS BEGUN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on lawsuits filed today against the Obama administration. At issue is the constitutionality of the Health and Human Services edict seeking to force Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraceptive services and sterilization in their insurance plans: This is a great day for those who... [Read more...]

Stewart Ugly JON STEWART AND KELLOGG’S

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two newspaper ads he wrote that were published yesterday and today: Yesterday, we let the workers at Kellogg’s know what we think of their senior management by taking out a full-page ad in the Kalamazoo Gazette (click here to read it). Today, we let the nation know what we think of Jon Stewart by... [Read more...]

kathleen-sebelius2 SEBELIUS INVOKES JFK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius’ address at Georgetown University today: Kathleen Sebelius quoted selectively from John F. Kennedy’s 1960 address to the Greater Houston Ministerial Association. She said she shares Kennedy’s vision of America “where no religious body seeks... [Read more...]

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