2014 – February Releases

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“PHILOMENA” LIES AND ANTICS

By | February 18th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the latest round of noise surrounding the film, "Philomena": On Saturday, the Independent.ie (Irish Independent) ran a story by Liz O'Donnell on "Philomena" saying that Philomena Lee's "child was stolen by the nuns." This is incorrect: the 18-year-old Lee, pregnant out-of-wedlock, was taken to the nuns by her widowed father, hoping they [...]

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VALENTINE’S DAY CRACKUP

By | February 14th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on St. Valentine's Day crackups: The two greatest threats to liberty today, and to Catholicism, stem from militant secularism at home and militant Islam abroad. Both strains of extremism are on display today. Planned Parenthood's president Cecile Richards is celebrating St. Valentine's Day by tweeting a video where she says women need "safe [...]

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PHILOMENA DENIED PAPAL MEETING

By | February 13th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on more spin from the "Philomena" team: Earlier this year, Harvey Weinstein, distributor of "Philomena," went to Switzerland seeking to manipulate the pope: he lobbied Vatican officials there in an attempt to secure a private screening for Pope Francis. He failed. "The Holy Father does not see films and will not be seeing [...]

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MORE LIES ABOUT “PHILOMENA”

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the latest lies about "Philomena": The lies told about the Weinstein-distributed film, "Philomena," never stop. Steve Coogan, who did the screenplay adaptation, and is one of the producers, appeared on MSNBC today to discuss the movie. Richard Liu, the host, said at one point, "And you're talking about a group of girls [...]

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CATHOLIC UNIV. OF AMERICA’S CRITICS

By | February 12th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic University of America has come under attack again for receiving a donation from the Koch Foundation. In December, Bill Donohue exposed Faith in Public Life, which led the first attack, as a group that is funded by a George Soros foundation, the Open Society Institute. Another left-wing entity, Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice, is spearheading [...]

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UNIVISION’S SURVEY OF CATHOLICS

By | February 10th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on a worldwide survey of Catholics by Bendixen & Amandi International for Univision: The survey of 12 nations yields some interesting results, but first a note on its methodology. Asking people to identify themselves as Catholic is not a sufficient condition for drawing conclusions: we need to know whether they regularly attend to [...]

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HOLLYWOOD’S MORAL COMPASS

By | February 6th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Oscar balloting: The song, "Alone Yet Not Alone," was nominated for an Oscar, but then the decision was rescinded; the tune is from a Christian film of the same title. "Philomena," a propaganda film strewn with lies about the Catholic Church [click here], has won four nominations. The Academy of [...]

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MALICIOUS U.N. REPORT ON VATICAN

By | February 5th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue has published an article on the U.N. panel report that examines how the Vatican has handled the issue of priestly sexual abuse. He concludes that it is "malicious as well as inaccurate." To read Donohue's piece, click here.

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DE BLASIO BOYCOTTS ST. PAT’S PARADE

By | February 4th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio not to march in this year's St. Patrick's Day parade: Not since David Dinkins decided not to march in 1993 has a mayor refused to do so. Personally, I am delighted: I lead the Catholic League contingent every year, and I do [...]

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