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The heroic journalist who has taken on the might of America’s anti-Christian media bigots and exposed Obama’s shameful complicity in rich man’s law

AMERICANS are waking up to a journalist who almost single handedly has taken on the suffocating anti-Christian and anti-Faith media fanatics. Bill Donohue’s  Catholic  League for Civil and Religious Rights has not only kept the spotlight on the bigots of broadcasting but has also  exposed the ease by which organisations whose main objective is to destroy religion can bully small organisations out of existence by mounting vexatious legal actions funded by secretive wealthy “foundations” . In most other nations judges would make this impossible by identifying and throwing out mischievous (vexatious) attempts to misuse the law. The most glaring cases recently have been the Obama encouraged legal onslaught on the world famous Little Sisters of the Poor who operate in the most deprived and poverty stricken communities. Obama’s shame has been exposed in the success by which the poor nuns are being harried in the courts because they refuse to betray their Christian morals and consciences by  engaging in the aborting of babies.

Here is a recent selection of Donohue’s exposes

It is so fitting that the least friendly administration to religion in history would invite a collection of pro-abortion nuns, Catholic gay activists, assorted dissidents and religious rebels to attend Pope Francis’ visit to the White House September 23.

These include gay Catholic blogger Aaron Ledesma; Catholic gay activist and Church critic Nicholas Coppola; and Sister Jeannine Gramick, co-founder of the Catholic dissident group New Ways Ministry, who in 1999 was barred by the Vatican from working in ministry to homosexuals. Coppola and Gramick were both invited by GLAAD, which says the White House invited it and LGBT leaders to attend.

Vivien Taylor, who identifies as transgender, not only scored an invite, but was told to bring some friends. He is—including members of Dignity, a Catholic dissident group, and other “transgender and intersex people.”

Also attending is Gene Robinson, the first openly gay Episcopal bishop, who left his wife of 14 years for his male partner, then last year “divorced” that partner.

Also on hand will be Sister Simone Campbell. She is the leader of the “Nuns on the Bus” who actively campaigned for Obamacare with its blatant pro-abortion provisions. We doubt an invitation is on the way to the Little Sisters of the Poor, the nuns being targeted by the administration for remaining true to their Catholic faith and refusing to comply with the pro-abortion mandate. We don’t expect to see them there.

Catholic-baiting is nothing new in Washington. Back in 1994, the Clinton administration’s own Ambassador to the Vatican, Ray Flynn, wrote that he was “embarrassed” by the “ugly anti-Catholic bias that is shown by prominent members of Congress and the administration.”

President Obama, however, has taken it to a new level. From inviting an aggressively anti-religious atheist organization to the White House; to trying to force Catholics, like the Little Sisters, to violate Catholic moral teaching; and now, to this attempt to exploit a papal visit to promote an agenda that is offensive to faithful Catholics, he has shown a religious intolerance that is mind-boggling.

 

How they plan to prevent Americans from meeting Pope Francis.

Poll after poll shows that Pope Francis is universally popular these days, with millions of Americans—of all religions or no religion—clamoring for an opportunity to welcome him when he arrives on our shores next week. Two groups—the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) and Americans United for Separation of Church and State—are predictably unhappy about that, and doing all they can to limit the public’s access to the pope.

Americans United is unhappy that the city of Cape May, New Jersey is planning to  broadcast the pope’s September 27 Mass from nearby Philadelphia at the Cape May Convention Hall. The city, which has waived charges at the Convention Center for other non-profit events, organized this one in conjunction with the Cape May Ministerium, a group of clergy representing different denominations. “It’s a great opportunity for the city of Cape May to showcase itself,” and to “make that available to people who can’t attend in person,” said Cape May’s attorney. No matter, says Americans United; they’ll sue if the event takes place.

FFRF got similarly exercised about New York City’s giveaway of tickets to see Pope Francis in Central Park September 25. This, the group said, made New York City appear “to be endorsing Pope Francis’ sectarian religious message.”

FFRF is also in high dudgeon over Pope Francis’ scheduled meeting with inmates at the Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility in Philadelphia September 27. As prisons are “public-supported,” the group complained, the pope should not have been invited to meet with inmates; nor should inmates have been permitted to hand carve a chair to present to the pontiff, even though they volunteered to do so.

Freedom From Religion is an apt name for this group. Obviously they care nothing for the Freedom of Religion of those who are incarcerated.

 

Bill Donohue spotlights flawed journalism of  the New York Times 

“We can all recognize that abortion in many ways represents a sad, even tragic choice in many, many women.” Those are the words of Hillary Clinton. Which is why she must be as dumbfounded as I am to read the op-ed by Jill Filipovic boasting how abortion brings about “positive feelings of relief or happiness.” You can just hear it said, “Break out the booze—my baby is dead.”

Filipovic is an unemployed writer who provides not a single shred of evidence to support her delirious conclusion. When I submit op-ed ads to the New York Times, I am routinely asked to provide proof for my contentions. I’m fine with that—I always have the data. Then why was this piece printed when the author simply asserts that “research shows” women are happy following an abortion?

In 2011, the British Journal of Psychiatry published “the largest quantitative estimate of mental health risks associated with abortion available in the world literature.” It measured anxiety, depression, alcohol use, marijuana use, and suicidal behavior. It found that “the overall experience of abortion led to a staggering 81% increased risk of mental health problems across all the variables.” Studies done in the U.S., Finland, Denmark, and Canada have come to similar conclusions.

In addition to these five mental health problems, post-abortion syndromes include such emotions as guilt, feelings of numbness, avoidance of children or pregnant women, inability to bond with present or future children, eating disorders, fear of infertility, and nightmares. There is no post-abortion syndrome called elation. And they all remember the anniversary of the aborted child’s due date, or the date of the abortion.

Project Rachel was founded as a Catholic ministry to reach out to women who have had an abortion. Filipovic ought to talk to these women. She would learn that “breaking out the booze” only occurs when post-abortive women opt to self-medicate.

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Joseph Barrett

Joe Barrett, national journalist; career titles include Scotsman, Yorkshire Post (science editor), Associated newspapers, Daily Sketch, Daily Mail, Daily Telegraph, Daily Express. Lecturer in Journalism with National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJJ Harlow College, Metropolitan Essex, England. Guest tutor Scholastic Philosophy in various U.S. academic faculties. Education: seminary Mill Hill, London and Lochwinnoch Renfrewshire; major in Scholastic Philosophy and psychology, and psychology of education. State certification B.Ed) Glasgow University, Huddersfield and Essex University,Six children with Maggie my good wife and many, many grandchildren. d.g.

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