Pope_speaks_to_Media-St.-Annes-parish-Vatican-March-17-600x320 MEDIA POLITICS AND THE POPE

Bill Donohue comments on media coverage of Pope Francis: Every sentient human being knows about the published reflections that Pope Francis offered last week on a variety of subjects. But few know about other matters he recently addressed, and that is because the media are not happy with his decisions. Here are four examples. In a homily given on September... [Read more...]

William Lori, Salvatore Cordileone INTOLERANCE MARKS BISHOPS’ CRITICS

Bill Donohue comments on reaction to the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act that was endorsed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on September 20: The USCCB, led by San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone and Baltimore Archbishop William Lori, has thrown its support behind the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act that was... [Read more...]

Myers + Hebda ARCHBISHOP MYERS ACQUIRES CO-ADJUTOR

Bill Donohue comments as follows: Newark Archbishop John J. Myers is fortunate to acquire the stellar assistance of Bishop Bernard A. Hebda. Three of Newark’s bishops, including Myers, are in their 70s, so picking up the 54-year-old Bishop of Gaylord, Michigan is a real plus. As usual, there are a few carping voices. Much is still being made over... [Read more...]

archbishop-nienstedt_resized_2 KUDOS TO ARCHBISHOP NIENSTEDT

Bill Donohue comments on the way St. Paul and Minneapolis Archbishop John C. Nienstedt is handling priestly misconduct: On Sunday, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis announced it was putting a priest on leave after a woman said he inappropriately touched her. The priest denies the accusation; the allegation was reported to the police. Yesterday,... [Read more...]

Jane Fonda POPE “HATES DOGMA”

Bill Donohue discusses the way the left is responding to Pope Francis: If ever there were any doubt that the Catholic left and the secular left have much in common, it is doubted no more. Consider that Jane Fonda tweeted this weekend that Pope Francis “hates dogma,” and that today we learned from Fordham theologian Michael Peppard that while the... [Read more...]

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Bill Donohue comments on reaction to Pope Francis’ interview published yesterday by America magazine: Pope Francis is a reformer; he is not a revolutionary. The distinction is important. His style and tone are different, but he shares with John Paul II and Benedict XVI the same doctrinal positions, and the same vision, of the Catholic Church. Some... [Read more...]

Pope-Francis-Audience-with-the-media-1 POPE COMMENTS ON ABORTION, GAYS

Bill Donohue comments on remarks by Pope Francis that were made last month in a three-part meeting in Rome with Catholic journalists; they were published today by America magazine: The New York Times issued a “Breaking News Alert,” followed by a story, “Pope Bluntly Faults Church’s Focus on Gays and Abortion.” Here is what the pope said: “We... [Read more...]

GIHZSXARLSCESOX.20120214204940 BISHOPS STAND FAST ON HHS MANDATE

Bill Donohue comments on a letter sent yesterday by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), to the nation’s bishops expressing the unanimous resolve of the USCCB’s Administrative Committee to continue the fight against the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: Cardinal Dolan laid out the... [Read more...]

images JON STEWART ATTACKS EUCHARIST

Bill Donohue comments on the September 16 edition of “The Daily Show”: Jon Stewart offered his thoughts on Pope Francis. “I love this guy! So, to sum it up, let me get this straight: gays are cool, priests can get married, and you don’t even have to believe in God to get to Heaven!” This is all in good fun. Stewart should have stopped... [Read more...]

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Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are trying to push for reforms in the Catholic Church: The internal affairs of any religion should be the business of its congregants, yet when it comes to the Catholic Church, the media offer a dispensation. Recent comments by the Vatican’s secretary of state, Archbishop Pietro Parolin, who simply restated... [Read more...]

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