OUTLAW D.C. JUDGE CONDONES ILLEGAL PROTEST; LECTURES CATHOLIC CHURCH

January 31, 2003

On January 30, D.C. Superior Court Judge Mildred M. Edwards convicted three Catholic homosexual activists for unlawful entry and then refused to sentence them.  Her decision not to sentence them was based on her expressed sympathy for the activists. The three were arrested on November 12 for an illegal protest they held in a D.C. hotel. They were protesting... [Read more...]

HSBC: BEACON OF CORPORATE BIGOTRY

January 30, 2003

HSBC USA has apologized for altering the religious imagery of a fifth-grader’s holiday card submission.  Gregory Paladino, a student at Our Mother of Sorrows outside of Rochester, New York, recently won $1,000 for his school when his card was declared the winner in the HSBC holiday card contest.  But the card the student submitted—showing a dove... [Read more...]

ENEMIES OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACK BUSH

January 29, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on how the enemies of religious freedom greeted President Bush’s State of the Union address last night: “Religious liberty is meaningless unless it can be publicly expressed.  It is not persuasive to say that religion can be expressed in houses of worship, but no place else, and still maintain... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO QUALIFY IN FEDERAL EFFORT TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE

January 28, 2003

In his State of the Union address tonight, President George W. Bush will make the case that religious organizations ought to be allowed to participate in federal efforts aimed at combating drug abuse.  Specifically, President Bush will propose that Congress provide vouchers to addicts that could be used to pay for services in any drug treatment center... [Read more...]

SEAL OF THE CONFESSIONAL UNDER ATTACK; VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE

January 24, 2003

As states deal with the problem of child sexual abuse, some are targeting the traditional priest-penitent privilege that exempts priests from reporting crimes to the authorities.  The latest example is New Hampshire: under a new bill the exemption previously afforded would end.  But in the state of Washington, legislative efforts to address the issue... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH SCAPEGOATED IN “AMEN”

January 24, 2003

Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras’ latest movie, “Amen,” opened in select theaters today.  On January 7, the film was previewed by Catholic League director of communications Louis Giovino; he prepared a report on the movie for Catholic League president William Donohue.  The following news release, written by Donohue, is based on Giovino’s... [Read more...]

CARDINAL LAW RESIGNS

January 23, 2003

On December 13, the day Cardinal Bernard Law resigned, William Donohue issued the following remarks to the press: “Most Catholics are greeting the resignation of Cardinal Law with a sigh of relief and sadness. While no one blames Cardinal Law for the entire scandal in the Church, his departure nonetheless represents an important step towards recapturing... [Read more...]

“HOLIDAY WARS” EXPLODE: COURTS ENTER THE FRAY

January 23, 2003

The “Holiday Wars” controversy over the propriety of putting religious symbols on public property drew a response this past Christmas season from the Supreme Court. On November 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens ruled that the city of Cincinnati could not bar the display of a menorah on a downtown plaza during the holidays. The municipal... [Read more...]

DISSENT AND DOUBLE STANDARDS

January 23, 2003

William A. Donohue One of the most spectacular canards of our day is the notion that the Catholic Church is a dictatorship. Not only is this patently untrue, the fact of the matter is that part of the reason the sex abuse scandal took place is due to a collapse of discipline. Yet the myth of tyranny continues. Dictatorships are marked by involuntary... [Read more...]

A “MORAL” CRUSADE AGAINST CATHOLICISM Daniel Goldhagen’s Unsavory Treatment of the Wartime Church

January 23, 2003

By Bronwen Catherine McShea Daniel J. Goldhagen’s latest book, A Moral Reckoning: The Role of the Catholic Church in the Holocaust and its Unfulfilled Duty of Repair, purports to be a much-needed “moral philosophical” contribution to a troubled field of scholarship. Standing on the shoulders of other critics of Pope Pius XII’s wartime Church—James... [Read more...]

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