2017 – February Releases

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH SLAVERY AND RAPE?

By | February 21st, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to a speech given by Georgetown professor Jonathan Brown on February 7: Two weeks ago today, a professor from Georgetown University publicly rose to the defense of slavery and rape, and not a single major media outlet—with the exception of a blogger on the Washington Post website and a brief [...]

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MICHAEL NOVAK, R.I.P.

By | February 17th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the death of Michael Novak: Michael Novak was more than a brilliant and dedicated Catholic, his range of scholarship was astounding. Theologian, sociologist, economist, political scientist—he was all of these and more. I have many fond memories of my exchanges with Mike. He was courageous and kind, thoughtful and considerate, and always [...]

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RELIGION SURVEY RAISES MANY QUESTIONS

By | February 16th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the results of a new Pew Research Center survey on religion: The Pew survey employs a "feeling thermometer" to measure how Americans feel about religious groups. Consistent with previous Pew surveys, the methodology is sound. But the commentary by reporters and pundits on its findings has been mostly a summation of the [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY IS IMPERILED

By | February 15th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue addresses the most pressing civil liberties issue of our time: On February 16, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice will hold a hearing on "The State of Religious Liberty in America." Hopefully, it will accelerate the push to secure this most fundamental of freedoms. President Trump is considering an executive [...]

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MACY’S CASE CONCLUSION AWAITED

By | February 14th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the Macy's anti-Catholic discrimination case: Our feud with Macy's may be coming to an end. Members recall that last year we led a campaign against the mega-department store chain for its firing of a Catholic Hispanic senior store detective, Javier Chavez, merely because he disagreed with the store's policy of allowing cross-dressing [...]

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN SEEKING A FIGHT?

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on movie mogul Harvey Weinstein: There is no one in Hollywood who delights in offending Catholics more than Harvey Weinstein: he has made a long list of anti-Catholic films. Now he is at it again, putting the final touches on his latest contribution to Catholic-themed films, Mary Magdalene. No release date has been [...]

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SAVAGING CARDINAL BURKE

By | February 10th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on a blog piece in the Washington Post: Raymond Cardinal Burke is a brilliant defender of orthodoxy, one who has bumped heads with the pope. Which man is right is not for the Catholic League to say. But when either man is being unfairly maligned, it beckons a response. Emma-Kate Symons is not [...]

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TRUMP RIPPED FOR RELIGION-FRIENDLY STANCE

By | February 8th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on a piece by Claire Markham of the Center for American Progress distorting President Trump's commitment to religious liberty: Neither President Donald Trump, nor his competitor, Hillary Clinton, are known for their devoutness, but unlike the loser, Trump is a reliable friend to people of faith. That is exactly why he is coming [...]

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PARANOIA GRIPS ESQUIRE’S PIERCE

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on an online piece by Charles P. Pierce: At one time I used to subscribe to Esquire. It was a well written, often provocative and entertaining magazine, one that covered a wide range of subjects. But it lost its way in recent years, evolving into a series of screeds. Its nuttiest writer is [...]

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DeVOS IS A GODSEND TO POOR BLACKS

By | February 7th, 2017|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the tie-breaking vote of Vice President Mike Pence confirming Betsy DeVos as the new secretary of education: Betsy DeVos proved to be victorious despite the mass phone calls that were well orchestrated against her. It would be instructive to learn how many poor blacks flooded the phone lines demanding that they not [...]

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