TOPSHOTS PHILOMENA AND THE POPE

Bill Donohue discusses the latest lies about “Philomena”: Today’s New York Times rates “Philomena” as a contender to “12 Years a Slave” for Best Adapted Screenplay; it says it has no chance of winning an Oscar in three other categories where it received a nomination. It says it is a contender because one of... [Read more...]

Unknown-1 PHILOMENA NEVER FOUND HER SON

Bill Donohue comments on more lies being told about “Philomena”: The lies never stop. The latest lie is that Philomena Lee found her son. Yesterday, the website of “People” quoted the 80-year-old Lee as saying, “I’m thankful and happy I did find him [her son], and that’s all I ever wanted to do.” Similarly,... [Read more...]

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Bill Donohue comments on the decision by the American Conservative Union (ACU), host of the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), to invite American Atheists to this year’s conference; the decision has since been rescinded: It took Brent Bozell, president of the Media Research Center, to set off the alarms at CPAC. But it is too late:... [Read more...]

AR 2 ANNUAL REPORT NOW AVAILABLE

The Catholic League’s 2013 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. This volume not only lists incidents of anti-Catholicism that came to our attention, it offers a detailed account of our response to serious issues. The Annual Report features an Executive Summary by Bill Donohue: it discusses the Catholic League’s most prominent... [Read more...]

City Council Speaker NYC COUNCIL UNIT BANNED FROM ST. PAT’S PARADE

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito to ban an official City Council presence in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade: There is a growing contempt for tolerance and diversity in the homosexual community, and among their supporters, especially in New York. The latest example is the ruling... [Read more...]

images-1 PBS’ 48th HIT ON CATHOLIC CHURCH

Bill Donohue comments on tonight’s PBS “Frontline” 90 minute presentation, “Secrets of the Vatican”: “Secrets of the Vatican” marks the 48th time PBS has addressed sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. Though this problem is practically non-existent in the Catholic community these days, and is rampant in the... [Read more...]

steve-coogan-speaking-at-the-leveson-inquiry-at-the-high-court-pic-reuters-400514190-93200 DONOHUE’S “PHILOMENA” ACCOUNT DISPUTED

Bill Donohue comments on a news story in yesterday’s The Sunday Times (of London): Steve Coogan, a producer and screenplay writer for “Philomena,” is quoted as saying that the nuns asked Philomena Lee’s son, Anthony, “to pay thousands of pounds to be buried” on the grounds of Sean Ross Abbey. “We didn’t... [Read more...]

maher:coogan MAHER AND COOGAN DISCUSS “PHILOMENA”

Bill Donohue comments on the Feb. 21 episode of Bill Maher’s show: Steve Coogan, a producer and screenplay writer of “Philomena,” was a guest of Bill Maher on Friday night’s show. Maher said there were 60,000 Philomenas in Ireland, women who had children out-of-wedlock and gave their children up for adoption. Coogan claimed they... [Read more...]

Untitled “GMA” ADDS TO “PHILOMENA” LIES

Bill Donohue comments on today’s ABC show, “Good Morning America,” which featured a segment on “Philomena”: “GMA” interviewed Steve Coogan, a producer and screenwriter of “Philomena.” In the voice over, the following was said: “Philomena is based on a true story about an Irishwoman played by... [Read more...]

BBC-Logo2 BBC LIES ABOUT “PHILOMENA”

Bill Donohue comments on the BBC’s lies about Philomena Lee: In a news story just published, Chris Buckler, BBC Ireland Correspondent, writes that Philomena Lee’s child was “taken away” from her. “When her son Anthony was three-and-a-half years old, the nuns in the convent gave him up for adoption to an American couple.... [Read more...]

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