2014 – June Releases

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY AFFIRMED

By | June 30th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling today in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores: Today's victory is welcomed by true advocates of the First Amendment. However, because of the unremitting hostility this administration has shown to religious liberty, especially in its lust for abortion rights, Congress needs to pass the Health Care Rights of [...]

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JOAN RIVERS RIPS GAY PRIESTS AGAIN

By | June 30th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the June 27 edition of "Fashion Police" on E!: On Friday night, Joan Rivers remarked on a short plaid skirt worn by Katy Perry: "She is so much a Catholic schoolgirl that three priests stopped her to say, 'you're cute, do you have a brother?'" There is not a week that goes [...]

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ASSAULT ON FREE SPEECH REJECTED

By | June 26th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the Supreme Court's decision today striking down a Massachusetts law that created a 35-foot buffer zone near clinics for those protesting abortion: Today's ruling, McCullen v. Coakley, did not address the morality or the legality of abortion, which is why this case, which was wholly about free speech, should have been a [...]

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AP’s “MASS GRAVE” RETRACTIONS

By | June 25th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the second retraction by the Associated Press (AP) over Ireland's "mass grave" story: AP issued its first retraction on June 20 regarding its stories of June 3 and June 8 on Ireland's "mass grave" story. On June 23, AP reporter Shawn Pogatchnik issued a second, more complete, retraction; his article was titled, [...]

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IRELAND’S “MASS GRAVE” HOAX

By | June 23rd, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the past month, the public has been treated to a series of news stories alleging that Irish nuns threw almost 800 babies into a septic tank outside a home for "fallen women" and children in the 20th century. As it turns out, the "mass grave" story is a hoax. To read Bill Donohue's article, "Ireland's [...]

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SCHOOL THAT BLOCKED WEBSITES FAILS AGAIN

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on a letter released by the School Board for District 14 in Connecticut about the decision to block student access to the Vatican's website, as well as those deemed to be conservative: This situation has gone from bad to worse. Now the Board of Ed is telling us that no one deliberately decided [...]

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NEW SCHOOL RELIGION LAW IN NORTH CAROLINA

By | June 20th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue welcomes the new school religion law in North Carolina: Yesterday, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory signed into law a bill that protects the religious liberty rights of teachers, school personnel, and students. It passed 106-9 in the House, and by a margin of 48-1 in the Senate. Religious freedom, including voluntary student-led prayer, is [...]

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CENSORING VATICAN WEBSITE CANNOT STAND

By | June 19th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the response by Jody Ian Goeler, Superintendent of Schools for Regional School District 14 in Connecticut, to accusations that the Vatican website has been blocked in district schools because it promotes "hate speech": Yesterday afternoon, I asked Superintendent Goeler to "please identify examples of 'hate speech' found on the Vatican's website." He [...]

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VATICAN WEBSITE CENSORED BY SCHOOL

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

Bill Donohue comments on news stories claiming that a Connecticut high school has censored the Vatican website: Nonnewaug High School in Woodbury, Connecticut has allegedly implemented a firewall blocking some websites it deems are "politically oriented." Among those that are blocked is the Vatican's website. Also blocked are the websites of the National Right to Life, [...]

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KUDOS TO ARCHBISHOP CORDILEONE

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

Bill Donohue comments on San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone's response to those protesting his participation in the March for Marriage; it is being held tomorrow in Washington: A motley group of public officials, community activists, religious leaders, and gay advocates are upset that Archbishop Cordileone supports marriage, properly understood.  It is a striking sociological moment when [...]

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