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OBAMA URGES CHURCHES TO GET POLITICAL

By | February 27th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new video by President Barack Obama that was cut to launch his “African Americans for Obama” campaign: It is hardly newsworthy for President Obama to beckon African Americans to support his presidential campaign, but his clarion call to black churches to get on board represents a break with [...]

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GEORGE WILL AND JAY CARNEY ARE BOTH WRONG

By | February 14th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks recently made by columnist George Will and White House Press Secretary Jay Carney: On Sunday, George Will said the following: “The Catholic bishops, it serves them right. They’re the ones who were really hot for ObamaCare, with few exceptions. But they were all in favor of this.” Yesterday, [...]

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OBAMA’S PLOY ADDS INSULT TO INJURY

By | February 10th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on President Obama’s revised healthcare plan as it affects Catholic institutions: President Obama’s latest ploy just adds insult to injury. If the insurance plan of a Catholic institution must cover services it deems immoral, then such a healthcare plan is offensive, plain and simple. The Catholic League, for example, uses [...]

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SEBELIUS DISRESPECTS CATHOLICISM

By | February 6th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

In an article titled “Our Rule Respects Religion,” Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius writes in today’s USA Today that “we specifically carved out from the [healthcare] policy religious organizations that primarily employ people of their own faith.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds as follows: Secretary Sebelius knows very well that Catholic agencies [...]

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OPPOSITION TO HEALTHCARE MANDATE GROWS

By | January 23rd, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , , |

The announcement on January 20 by Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius that religious non-profits will have to cover sterilization and contraceptive services, including some abortion-inducing drugs, is being met with growing rancor. Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to this issue today: Cardinal-designate Timothy Dolan, the Archbishop of New York, responded to the [...]

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OBAMA’S CONTEMPT FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

By | January 20th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s announcement from the Obama administration that it is going forward with its original “Obamacare” policy that mandates coverage of sterilization and contraceptive services in most healthcare plans: Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius said today that aside from houses of worship, all other religious agencies and [...]

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POPE’S OBLIQUE SHOT AT OBAMA

By | January 19th, 2012|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s address [to read it click here] by Pope Benedict XVI to U.S. Bishops on their “Ad Limina” visit: Without explicitly naming President Barack Obama, Pope Benedict XVI made it clear today that he sees the administration as a threat to religious liberty. The pope spoke eloquently on the [...]

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DOUBLING DOWN ON DEATH

By | November 1st, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In September, officials at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) ended funding to a program operated by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops’ (USCCB) that helps victims of human trafficking. Their decision followed a lawsuit by the ACLU contesting the right of the USCCB not [...]

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OBAMA v. RELIGION

By | October 6th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments on a case that involves the "ministerial exception," a provision that bars the government from making employment decisions regarding a church's ministers. The position articulated by Leondra R. Kruger, who represented the Obama administration, was the subject of a revealing series of exchanges with the Justices. After Kruger dodged [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLICS BASH THE BISHOPS

By | September 28th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a letter recently sent to Kathleen Sebelius, the Secretary of Health and Human Services, by Catholics for Choice and several other organizations: Catholics for Choice (formerly Catholics for a Free Choice) has teamed up with other anti-Catholics—many of whom have been excommunicated from the Catholic Church—to assail the bishops. [...]

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