(CNS News) -- Commenting on the death of conservative talk-radio legend Rush Limbaugh, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said no media host came close to reaching the public impact of Limbaugh, and that the self-made man from Cape Girardeau had a voice that was "a gift from God."
"No talk-show host, on radio or TV—liberal or conservative—has ever had as much public impact as Rush Limbaugh," said Donohue in a statement. His voice was a gift from God and his daily presentations and musings were classic."
"He did not need prepared scripts: his commentary was fluid, coherent and persuasive," said Donohue. "Indeed, he captivated his audience in a way no one else ever has."
Rush was also a good friend of the Catholic League," said Donohue. "His kind remarks about our work, and his decision to interview me for his monthly newsletter (April 2014) is an honor that I will always treasure."
"We have lost a titan," he added. "Sad to note, but there is no one who can fill his shoes. God bless Rush Limbaugh."
"The good news is that his passing on Ash Wednesday will invite us to remember him every Lenten season," concluded Donohue.
Rush Limbaugh, 70, died on Wednesday, Feb. 17, from lung cancer. Limbaugh was a five-time Marconi Award winner, was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame (1993) and the NBA Broadcasting Hall of Fame (1998). He was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Donald Trump in 2020.