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U.N. COMMEMORATES RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION

By |2019-08-23T13:11:59+00:00August 22nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a special U.N. event: Today is a United Nations milestone: it is the International Day Commemorating the Victims of Acts of Violence Based on Religion or Belief. A resolution marking this day was unanimously passed in May; it was introduced by Poland, no stranger to religious persecution. On May [...]

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CARDINAL PELL VICTIMIZED

By |2019-08-21T20:22:36+00:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the conviction of Cardinal George Pell: Cardinal George Pell was convicted today by the State Supreme Court of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia of sexually abusing two minors. The appeals court judges split 2-1 against him. He is the most prominent Catholic cleric ever to be convicted of such a [...]

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SLOGANEERING HELPS NO ONE

By |2019-08-20T16:10:10+00:00August 20th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on two recent examples of blatant hypocrisy by activists and lawmakers: Helping the vulnerable is a noble goal, but when those who champion its cause resort to sloganeering, it discredits their efforts. Here are two recent examples. On August 19, Religion News Service published a glowing interview with the 89-year [...]

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When Catholics Fight Back

By |2019-08-16T17:19:40+00:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Crisis): SB 360, also known as Senate Bill 360, a proposal requiring priests in California to break the sacramental seal of confession, was placed on hold by its sponsor, State Senator Jerry Hill (D-San Mateo), on 9 June, right before a hearing on the bill. For months before the vote, activists in California, [...]

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RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR FED CONTRACTORS MAY SPIKE

By |2019-08-19T13:40:41+00:00August 15th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on enhanced religious liberty protections for federal contractors: The Trump administration has released a proposal that would strengthen the religious rights of federal contractors. Current law exempts religious non-profit organizations from federal laws on discrimination. The proposed rule would expand the religious exemption to any company where the owners claim [...]

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WISCONSIN LAWMAKER LIES ABOUT CATHOLIC LEAGUE

By |2019-08-15T13:27:12+00:00August 14th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Wisconsin state legislator Chris Taylor's dishonesty: Having co-authored a bill that would require Catholic priests to violate the seal of the confessional, Rep. Chris Taylor distorts the Catholic League's opposition to this bill as a stand against protecting abused children. Nothing could be further from the truth. We have [...]

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PA GRAND JURY REPORT ONE YEAR LATER

By |2019-08-14T14:41:32+00:00August 13th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Pennsylvania grand jury report on the Catholic Church that was released a year ago: On August 14, 2018 Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro released a grand jury report on six of the eight Catholic dioceses in the state. News reports said he found evidence of 301 priests who [...]

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WISCONSIN BILL ASSAULTS CONFESSIONAL SEAL

By |2019-08-12T12:36:52+00:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a bill about to be introduced in the Wisconsin legislature: A bill to bust the seal of the confessional will soon be introduced by three Democratic lawmakers from Wisconsin: Sen. Lena Taylor, Rep. Chris Taylor and Rep. Melissa Sargent. The clergy in Wisconsin are already mandated reporters of sexual [...]

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Wisconsin Bill Would Require Priests to Violate Seal of Confession

By |2019-08-12T13:52:32+00:00August 9th, 2019|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (CNSNews): A bill introduced by three Democratic lawmakers in the Wisconsin State Legislature on Aug. 7 would require priests to report information about sexual abuse to law enforcement even if it is learned in the confessional, an action that violates the sacrament of confession and the religious faith of Catholics. Some observers say [...]

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ATHEISTS LOSE AGAIN

By |2019-08-09T14:21:53+00:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a court ruling just handed down: The Freedom From Religion Foundation lost again. The militant atheists took it on the chin on August 8 when a federal appeals court overturned a lower court ruling on the constitutionality of allowing Lehigh County, Pennsylvania to keep its 75-year-old official seal that [...]

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