21 posts categorized "CATHOLIC LEAGUE" Feed

GUEST OPINION: Investigate Cuomo!

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor May 21, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue is calling for a federal investigation of New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik has called for an independent federal investigation of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's response to the way he handled the coronavirus pandemic in New York's nursing homes. We second that. Cuomo is responsible for the nursing home scandal: nearly 6,000 men and women have died in New York State nursing homes as a result of coronavirus,... Read more →


Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by Cardinal Timothy Dolan that have upset some Catholics: When Catholic leaders are asked to meet with a president of the United States, or his staff, they oblige, and it matters not a whit whether he is a Democrat or a Republican. This is true of myself, and it is certainly true of the clergy. Even when those invited may not have voted for that president, prudence dictates that they find... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Media Bias Is Palpable

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 23, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest example of media bias: President Trump is being slammed by pundits for accusing the Washington Post of media bias in a story about comments made by Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Trump is right and the pundits are wrong. Moreover, we at the Catholic League have experienced the exact same kind of palpable media bias on many occasions. The headline in... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Coronavirus Exploited To Promote Socialism

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the coronarvirus is being used by the left: Those who truly care about the poor, such as Mother Teresa, have always had some skin in the game. In her case, it was more than a little: she gave her life to the dispossessed. She risked her own well-being caring for lepers; she carried the sick up flights of stairs; she founded hospitals; and she tended to the dying. By contrast, left-wing champions... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Kanye West Busts Many Stereotypes

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 17, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a GQ magazine interview with Kanye West: Rapper Kanye West announced last October that he is a convert to Christianity. His album, "Jesus Is King," made it to the top of the charts and he is currently working on a follow-up. Now on the cover of the May edition of GQ, he sat for a four-part interview with the magazine's editor-in-chief, Will Welch. Rapper Kanye West West startled Welch, and... Read more →

South Jersey Catholics Welcome Bishop-elect Kevin Sweeney to Diocese of Paterson

CAMDEN CITY, NJ--As Bishop of the Diocese of Camden and on behalf of the faithful in South Jersey, I welcome the appointment by our Holy Father, Pope Francis, of Bishop-elect Kevin Sweeney as the eighth bishop of the Diocese of Paterson. Bishop-elect Sweeney’s service in a variety of diocesan posts and as pastor of Saint Michael’s Parish in the Diocese of Brooklyn will serve him well as he is called upon to shepherd God’s people in Northwest New Jersey. As the son of Irish immigrants,... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Overreach Threatens Religious Liberty

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor April 13, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent threats to religious liberty: On March 27, I addressed the conflict between public health restrictions and religious liberty protections. "Whenever religious liberty collides with public health, the government is obliged to put the least restrictive measures on religion." On April 11, U.S. District Judge Justin Walker invoked a temporary restraining order blocking Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's ban on drive-in church services. The Kentucky governor, Andy Beshear, did not support... Read more →

Camden City's COVID-19 Testing Site closed due to storms and high winds

April 13, 2020, 9:25 am | in (Camden City, NJ) – The COVID-19 testing site located at Cooper’s Poynt Waterfront Park in Camden will be temporarily closed today, Monday, April 13, due to a severe storm with high winds reaching 50-60 mph. Patients are asked to visit one of the other clinic sites operated by Cooper University Health Care or Virtua Health until the site reopens for its normal operating hours on Tuesday. Virtua performs COVID-19 testing at its five hospitals and operates a by-appointment... Read more →

Congressman Says Banning Church Services Violates First Amendment

March 13, 2020 Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) sent a letter to Governor John Bel Edwards expressing concerns that an executive order banning church services with more than 250 people would violate First Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution. The letter reads, in part, “As you know, the First Amendment to the United States Constitution specifically bars the government from making laws respecting the establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof. I agree that all our constituents and religious... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Bias Individuals Oppose Funds for Religious Groups

By Bill Donahue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on opposition to federal funding of religious groups affected by the coronavirus pandemic: The apostles of inclusion always draw the line when it comes to houses of worship and religious non-profits. They have done so again now that religious non-profits qualify for financial assistance from the Small Business Administration. This bothers them: they want to discriminate against these entities. The Trump administration does not believe it is proper to discriminate against any organization... Read more →


ARCHDIOCESE OF PHILADELPHIA SCHOOLS PARTNER WITH NUTRITIONAL DEVELOPMENT SERVICES Nutritional Development Services is currently sponsoring feeding sites throughout the region to ensure that children and youth ages 18 years or younger continue to have access to wholesome nourishing meals. PHILADELPHIA PA--Children and youth who are in need of healthy and nutritious meals are receiving ongoing assistance in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to Nutritional Development Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (NDS) and several Archdiocese of Philadelphia parish and regional elementary schools throughout... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Trump Warns Of Drugs, Depression, Suicides

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by President Trump on the social effects of coronavirus: In his March 29 briefing on coronavirus, President Donald Trump alluded to the social consequences of not taking seriously the threat it poses. He mentioned the "massive" rates of drug use, depression, and suicide that might happen if he took a more relaxed approach to the disease. Trump's critics have played their "fact check game," questioning how accurate his statement is. Even... Read more →

Guest Opinion: Tlaib Tries To Walk Back Her Attack

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor (March 19, 2020)--Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments regarding the controversy that has embroiled Rep. Rashida Tlaib (we are thankful to CNSNews for its reporting on this ongoing issue): Rep. Rashida Tlaib is now trying to walk back an obscene assault she made on the sensibilities of religious Americans. Here is how this controversy unfolded. On March 16, I wrote to the ten members of the House Ethics Committee asking them to issue a letter of... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: The Politics of Abortion Gone Off the Deep End

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the politics of abortion gone off the deep end: Most Americans reject the limitless features of Roe v. Wade: they oppose abortion for any reason and at any time during pregnancy. And while they favor keeping abortion legal for some reasons, and in the early stages of pregnancy, there is nothing about abortion that makes them happy. However, there are some persons who like abortion, even to the point of celebrating it. Moreover,... Read more →

Catholic Haters Just Can't Let It Go

Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Catholic haters who can’t let it go: There are ongoing scandals in virtually every institution in the world, secular as well as religious, so when a prominent American newspaper runs an editorial about an organization where one of its past leaders once funneled money to a controversial affiliate overseas, it makes one wonder why it chose to focus on that institution and not an organization that is currently involved in a scandal in... Read more →

Survey Of Catholics Found Wanting

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of Catholics: The recently released survey of Catholic registered voters conducted by Real Clear Politics for EWTN has some fascinating data, but it also raises serious questions about its design. When asked which party the respondent belongs to, 45% said they were Democrats and 34% said they were Republicans. This accounts for the fact that 48% voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, versus 46% for Trump. This is not... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Pope Brands Transgender Theory As Evil

February 13, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on transgender theory and its consequences: Pope Francis is on the left of the political spectrum on economic and environmental issues, but he remains a conservative on moral issues. His defense of the rights of the unborn is as strong as his two predecessors, and there is nothing heterodox about his comments on marriage, the family, and sexuality: he is a defender of traditional moral values. In his apostolic exhortation responding to the Amazon synod's call... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: The End Of Pro-Life Democrats 

February 10, 2020 by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Democrats and abortion: When I taught in a Catholic elementary school in Spanish Harlem in the 1970s, I quoted to my African American and Puerto Rican students what Rev. Jesse Jackson said about abortion: It was genocide against black people. Senator Ted Kennedy also railed against abortion, as did virtually every Democrat. The pro-abortion party was the Republicans, home to WASP elites like the Rockefellers who saw abortion as a way to resolve "the urban problem."... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Abortion, Not The Pill, Fires The Left

by Bill Donohue | CNBNews Contributor Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the politics of abortion: The birth control pill became commercially available in 1960, and in 1973 abortion was legalized. Those on the left who have been pushing for a libertine culture have won the PR battle on contraception (most Americans are okay with it), but they have lost the PR battle on abortion (most Americans want limits on when and why it should be performed). The public has been trending pro-life in... Read more →

GUEST OPINION; Bloomberg Media Target Catholic Church

January 9, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article that questions the Catholic Church's strategy in handling abuse claims: On January 8, Bloomberg News published a lengthy article by Josh Saul titled, "The Catholic Church's Strategy to Limit Payouts to Abuse Victims." While much of what he said is not questionable, the unstated premise deserves a response: the piece suggests that somehow it is unseemly of the Catholic Church to limit its exposure to abuse claims. Saul notes that various dioceses have... Read more →

GUEST OPINION: Why Are The Boy Scouts Being Sued?

January 7, 2020 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on lawsuits filed against the Boy Scouts of America: Several states have passed laws suspending the statute of limitations for crimes involving the sexual abuse of minors; they provide for a look-back period, usually 1-3 years, where offenses that previously were time barred can be filed. In those states that have not passed such laws, attorneys for Boy Scout victims filed a lawsuit yesterday in federal court in Washington, D.C. seeking to establish the nation's capital... Read more →