THE ROLE OF GAYS, CELIBACY AND THE MEDIA IN THE CHURCH SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

March 28, 2002

In response to multiple media requests on the role of gays, celibacy and the media in the current Church scandal, Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today: “It is wrong to say that the sex abuse scandal in the Church can be rationally discussed without mentioning the role that sexually active homosexuals have... [Read more...]

CHURCH SCANDAL IS FODDER FOR AGENDA ACTIVISTS

March 27, 2002

Those with an agenda are taking advantage of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.  Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “For a very long time, those on the far right and the far left have greeted bad news about the Church’s sex abuse scandals as good news.  The former say we’ve had too many reforms and... [Read more...]

PETA CAN’T SELL ITS ANTI-DAIRY MESSAGE WITHOUT BASHING CATHOLICS

March 26, 2002

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has opened a new advertising campaign that shows the Virgin Mary breast-feeding baby Jesus.  The inscription at the top reads “If It Was Good Enough for Jesus…”; just below it is “The Breast Is Best—DumpDairy.com.” Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “In... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BASHERS DELIVER EASTER MESSAGE

March 26, 2002

Catholic-bashing events are scheduled for Easter in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Texas, and San Francisco, California. On Easter Sunday, the Source Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., will host the Terrence McNally play “Corpus Christi.”  It depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles.  The play runs Sundays through Wednesdays through April... [Read more...]

YAHOO! ENDS BIAS

March 23, 2002

Following a complaint by the Catholic League, Yahoo!, the Internet portal, deleted biased entries against Catholics. Until recently, when the word “Catholic” was typed in the search engine site, the second of the Category Matches had a listing called “Christian History > Catholic Inquisition.” By clicking on that category,... [Read more...]

STANDING UP TO BULLIES

March 23, 2002

William A. Donohue On January 24, we received a call from a San Francisco Chronicle reporter saying a $100 million lawsuit has been filed against William Donohue and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The suit contends that I libeled a man who claims to be an artist and part Indian. He was upset that I criticized the Copia exhibit for... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY’S NEW LOW: THE NEW REPUBLIC’S TAUNT

March 23, 2002

The government of the United States, George Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport in 1790, “gives to bigotry no sanction.” But now The New Republic does. “The anti-Semitism of the intellectuals,” Peter Vierek once shrewdly remarked, “is anti-Catholicism.” In its January 21 issue, The New Republic has... [Read more...]

PALM BEACH POST JUSTIFIES ANTI-CATHOLICISM

March 23, 2002

A cartoon by Don Wright that appeared in the January 16 edition of the Palm Beach Post led to a flurry of complaints by local Catholics. Many called us or faxed us the cartoon. The cartoon, available on the newspaper’s online site, shows a woman sitting in a chair pondering what is a cruel caricature of Catholic Church teachings on sexuality.... [Read more...]

NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MUTILATES ROSARY BEADS

March 23, 2002

On January 9, the opening day of the new Nebraska legislative session, state senator Ernie Chambers distributed a packet of unusual Rosary beads to his colleagues. All of them had the crucifix chopped off. Chambers justified his decision to disfigure the Catholic devotional object by arguing that people of many religious beliefs find peace in what he... [Read more...]

ALBANY HEALTH BILL FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS

March 23, 2002

The New York State Senate approved a bill on February 5 requiring all health insurers to cover contraceptives. It made an exception for those religious institutions where most of the people who work there and most of the people it serves share that religion. This was considered a compromise measure to appease the objections of New York bishops. But... [Read more...]

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