Biden Speaks At White House Community Leaders Briefing On Seniors Issues BIDEN’S WEARY CATHOLICISM

Bill Donohue comments on Vice President Joe Biden’s remarks on Catholicism that were given at the end of yesterday’s debate: Vice President Joe Biden has been instructed by bishops not to present himself for Communion; he has been the subject of many reprimands; and he has been banned from speaking at Catholic institutions. Most of these sanctions... [Read more...]

NEW YORK CARDINAL TIMOTHY M. DOLAN AL SMITH DINNER SPARKS DEBATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the debate over this year’s Al Smith Dinner: It is customary, though not compulsory, for the New York Archbishop to invite the presidential candidates from the two major political parties to the annual Al Smith Dinner in New York City. This year both candidates will be there. Some are not happy with... [Read more...]

330 OBAMA SMUG COLLEGE GRADUATION UNIVERSITY OBAMA SPINS CATHOLIC DIALOGUE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made yesterday in Denver by President Barack Obama: Before a crowd at the University of Denver, President Obama addressed the Health and Human Services mandate that orders Catholic non-profits to pay for abortion-inducing drugs, contraception and sterilization. “We worked with the Catholic... [Read more...]

6a00d8341c630a53ef0120a91d0029970b-600wi OBAMACARE RULING AND CATHOLIC RIGHTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding ObamaCare: The only way Catholic non-profits could have survived the encroachment of the federal government on their right not to buy insurance for services they deem immoral was if the entire ObamaCare legislation had been struck down. That did not happen. The... [Read more...]

image RABBI WASKOW’S CATHOLIC PROBLEM

Bill Donohue responds to news stories about a private e-mail exchange [click here] he had with Rabbi Arthur Waskow that has now been leaked to the press: It’s time to set the record straight about a feud between Rabbi Waskow and me. I wrote to Waskow following his screed condemning the bishops for standing up for the First Amendment rights of Catholics... [Read more...]

First Amendment_0 “IT’S THE FIRST AMENDMENT, STUPID”

Bill Donohue addresses an editorial in the New York Times, and a column by Lisa Miller in the Washington Post, that appeared on Sunday: The central issue in the fight between the Obama administration and the Catholic Church is the right of the federal government to redefine religious institutions as entities that hire and serve mostly people of their... [Read more...]

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Bill Donohue comments on the latest confrontation between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration: Two developments in the last 24 hours offer new evidence that the confrontation between the Catholic Church and the Obama administration is reaching collision course dimensions: yesterday, attorneys for the United States Conference of Catholic... [Read more...]

ReligiousLiberty-Rotator BISHOPS DON’T BUDGE ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the statement [click here] just released by the Administrative Committee of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: The statement, “United for Religious Freedom,” is the clearest exposition of contemporary Catholic thought on religious liberty in America. It leaves nothing on the table. It... [Read more...]

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Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s Senate vote to table the “Respect for Rights of Conscience Act”: The 51-48 vote to table an amendment by Sen. Roy Blunt that would guarantee rights of conscience for the employees of religious institutions does not end the debate. There is a bill sponsored by Rep. Jeff Fortenberry that... [Read more...]