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MEDIA CREATE STORY ABOUT POPE AND GAYS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:41-04:00March 20th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments as follows: On March 3 and 5, the Vatican released a statement on the pope's trip to two Italian cities. It noted that he will have lunch with prisoners at "Giuseppe Salvia," a detention center in Poggioreale. The Vatican's website today also mentions the visit. So what's the big deal? The media are [...]

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DOLCE & GABBANA ANGER CELEBS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:41-04:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on how celebrities are responding to a remark made by Domenico Dolce, of Dolce & Gabbana fame, that they found offensive: The open-minded ones in New York and Hollywood are having hissy fits over a quip made by Dolce about the kinds of kids their gay friends are raising. "You are born to [...]

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R.I. SCHOOL DENIES GOOD FRIDAY OFF

By |2017-03-20T17:48:41-04:00March 19th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by school officials in Cranston, Rhode Island to deny teachers the right to take off on Good Friday: We are delighted that the Cranston Teachers' Alliance has sued Cranston Public Schools and its board for violating their contract and civil rights. Unlike previous years, schools in Cranston are slated to [...]

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PRESBYTERIANS SET FOR ANOTHER SLIDE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:43-04:00March 18th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on yesterday's vote by members of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to allow gay marriage: The most predictable outcome of this vote is that membership in the Presbyterian Church will decline further, and that many of the alienated will join the growing ranks of the Catholic Church. Moreover we stand to gain some of [...]

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FR. LEO RILEY ALSO HAS RIGHTS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:43-04:00March 17th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on another questionable accusation against a priest: I do not know Father Leo Riley but I trust him when he says he is innocent of charges recently made against him: the Floridian priest, who is assigned to a parish in East Naples, is being accused of sexually abusing someone when he worked in [...]

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PUNISHING BIGOTED SPEECH ON CAMPUS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:43-04:00March 12th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the decision by the University of Oklahoma to expel two fraternity students for making racist comments: Racist speech on campus is unacceptable and should be addressed by administrators. But does it warrant expulsion? If it constitutes a "clear and present danger," it should. For example, consider a racist speaker who gins up [...]

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KANSAS BILL PROTECTS CAMPUS RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:43-04:00March 11th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on Kansas Senate Bill 175. It was introduced last month and was the subject of hearings by the Senate Judiciary Committee on March 9: This bill would protect religious organizations on the campus of public universities from being subverted by their enemies. For many years, Catholic and Christian groups on colleges across the [...]

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THE FILTHY LENS OF GARRY WILLS

By |2019-09-19T17:32:57-04:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on an op-ed by Garry Wills that was published yesterday by the Washington Post: In his 2006 address at Regensburg University, Pope Benedict XVI described how Islam was perceived as "evil and inhuman" by a 14th-century Christian emperor who was under siege by Muslims. The central point of the pope's address was to [...]

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CHALLENGE TO HHS MANDATE STILL ALIVE

By |2017-03-20T17:48:43-04:00March 9th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on today's ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court ordering a review of the University of Notre Dame's challenge to the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate: On February 21, 2014, the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the University of Notre Dame had to accept an accommodation to the HHS mandate [...]

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SPITTING ON JESUS

By |2017-03-20T17:48:44-04:00March 6th, 2015|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on the fourth episode of this season's Netflix program, "House of Cards": I would like to ask those who receive our news releases to contact Jonathan Friedland, VP, Corporate Communications at Netflix, and ask him to explain why the character who plays the president of the United States, Frank Underwood, found it necessary [...]

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