05 June 2010

Catholic League's Bill Donohue to Speak at Credo St. Louis Forum on June 27

From Credo's website:

Credo of the Catholic Laity is proud to present as our Sunday June 27 Forum Speaker, William A. Donohue, the foremost lay defender of Catholic rights in the United States.

His topic will be: Current Threats to the Religious Freedom of Catholics.

Bill is President and CEO of the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation's largest civil rights organization. He is the publisher of the Catholic League Journal, Catalyst. Bill is also an adjunct scholar at the Heritage Foundation and serves on the board of directors of the National Association of Scholars and the New York state chapter of NAS.

He serves on the board of advisors of the Washington Legal Foundation, the Educational. Freedom Foundation, The Association of Catholic Social Scientists, Catholics United for the Faith, and many more. His memberships include: The Ancient Order of Hibernians, and Catholic War Veterans. He is an Honorary member of The Catholic Social Workers National Association, serves on the Manhattan Committee on Foreign Relations Advisory Board, and on the Editorial Advisory Board of The Family in America: A Journal of Public Policy.

Bill is the author of four books and many articles. His first book, The Politics of the American Civil Liberties Union, was published in 1985. His second book, The New Freedom: Individualism and Collectivism in Social Lives of Americans, was written while Bill was a Bradley Resident Scholar at the Heritage Foundation; it appeared in 1990. The third book, Twilight of Liberty: The legacy of the ACLU, was published in 1994. His most recent book, Secular Sabotage: How Liberals are Destroying Religion and Culture in America, was published in 1999 and is available at bookstores and from Amazon.

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I am sure most of you are familiar with Bill Donohue. He has received many awards from the Catholic Community and appeared on thousands of television and radio shows, speaking on civil Liberties and social issues and defending the Catholic Church from its many detractors.

See the
flyer here for full details on this event.

Get your checks in early because we expect a sellout crowd.

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

Timman,

On a tangential note: thought you'd be interested in Rand Paul's recent butting of heads with Rush...

http://motherjones.com/riff/2010/06/rand-paul-clashes-rush-over-spirit-radio

Also, have you ever listened to the band called "Budgie." They predate Rush yet have a very Rush sound.

Peggy said...

Is one night enough for Mr. Donohue to cover all the threats out there today? Perhaps if he keeps it simple, he only needs 2 words: Barack Obama. Maybe 4"..et als."

Anonymous said...

Mr. Donohue has picked up the baton and has often been one of the only voices speaking in defense of the Church to a hostile nation and culture. This is in actuality the job of the bishops, but except for a very few like His Grace, Archbishop Burke, Bishop Tobin, the man in Denver and a very few others, none of them say anything and the Church sustains more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more and more P.R. damage. Bill Donahue should geta HUGE salary from every diocese in the nation these days for doing the bishops' job. Our American bishops need a voice like St. Catherine of Siena during the Avignon papacy. She approached the Pope who was too afraid to restore the paoacy to Rome and said to him "Act like a man for God's sake. Get back to Rome where you belong!" We need a saint to say to our bishops, "For God's sake, start acting like men, will you, and defend your family?"

Jane Chantal said...

AMEN, Anonymous at 04:19!

Anonymous said...

A case in point re anonymous' St. Catherine of Siena's "Act like man, will you?" Take the Notre Dame/Obama scandal last spring. Although the retiting bishop made some anaemic noise about doing the right thing, the bishops never made a unified, unambiguous statement about that situation. As a result, some of my relatively-unchurched cradle-Catholic family members who have been taking my advice about Catholic issues with a grain of (respectful) salt, are now saying to me about abortion and other issues of the day "Oh come on, we used to listen to you, but after Notre Dame we see that you've just been imposing your own ideology on us about these things and we've been believing you because you've studied theology. But it's been over a year now and the bishops have done nothing about the Notre Dame/Obama situation and that proves that there isn't a Catholic line on this." Stop selling your own old-fashioned way of thinking on us as if it were necessary to be Catholic." And thanks to th habitless Sisters of America in NETWORK, LCWR and the CHA whose dissent from the Bishops prior to the Health care bill has gione basically undisciplined by the bishops (yes, I know about their one weak comment), my one niece now believes that the nuns have said that pro-abortion thinking is OK. Great! Thanks, Your Excellencies. Oh by the way, read Saint Catherine, will you please?! And act like men for a change!

Anonymous said...

Here's one I'd like to nip in the bud, even though we're many seasons beyond the bud stage. In their lack of wisdom and fortitude, many bishops are basically turning over their authority to decide on the closing of historic Catholic institutions to a highly controversial group out of Hales Corners, Wisconsin, called the Meitler Consultants. Generally known by devoted laity as the "wrecking crew" this group comes in and without seeming to have much contact with the rank and file parishioners whose hearts, histories and pocketbooks are aligned with these beloved places, makes huge decisions about the closing of schools! Bishops, of course, reserve to themselves the right to make that final decision, but in effect, it is always termed in cowardly language like "we are following the recommendation of the Meitler..." to whom they paid a huge sum!!!!!!!!!!!!! Take note of these people. On their website, one member is an ex-Religious, another is a Sister in lay clothes. We all know we're in good handsw for charting the future of anything Catholic with those two categories represented in the ranks, don't we??!! The Sister could do far more to preserve Catholic education by stepping into a Fifth Grade classroom in a Catholic school for the year, although without the habited and veiled sign of her consecration, those Fifth Graders are probably better off without her exmaple and her ideology! I say watch our for this group, head them off at the pass if you ever hear that your bishop is bringing them in, and do whatever you can to prevent them from doing their wrecking ball work. Oh, they claim to hold "listening sessions" and they claim not to have arrived with preconceived plans, but this didn't happen in my parish and now generations of love, sacrifuce and service have come to an end. How many schools in our country are closing their doors for the last time this spring thanks to unfeeling, unCatholic, uncommunal Meitler?

Anonymous said...

i agree. do anything you can and whatever you can to prevent meitler consultants of wisconsin from getting into your diocese or from doing their damage. just google them and the damage reports will start to emerge. my personal opinion is extinguish meitler at any and all costs!

Anonymous said...

Has the damaging Meitler group had the opportunity to wreak any of its havoc in the St. Louis or Belleville (arch)dioceses? Trudi

Anonymous said...

Surw, who do you think was involved with the St. Louis (north side and south side) churches about 5 years ago? Google them. Story after story after story includes the name "Meitler" in the midst of these terribnly sad and uniquitous sagas of the closure of Catholic schools and parishes.

Anonymous said...

Even some of our best bishops have been tricked into trusting Meitler Consultants. Their values are not our values! How can we get the word out? They were the ones who engineered the closing of so many of our St. Louis parishes five years ago. Is this the image I was taught to trust in Catholic school back in the 1950s? Nuns dressed like rich laywomen working for companies running around the country suggesting the closure of many of our beloved parishes and schools? I think not!

Anonymous said...

Has Meitler been closed down yet? I will support any initiative to alert bishops to their harmful ways before hiring them. Of course, I am of Slavic heritage, so they're expecially out to "get" my parish (they have already murdered my beloved parish school), and because of that I don't expect to get much of a hearing in the Chancery. God---n it, I hate Meitler! I hate them. I hate them! I hate them!

Paul Francis said...

"the nation's largest civil rights organization" ? I beg to differ. That is FAR from a factual statement.

My family of multi-generational practicing Catholics consider the CL as an unofficial wacko fringe group, and Donahue as the "Howard Stern of Catholicism". To each, his own.