PRINCETON HOSTS ANTI-CATHOLIC ART

May 30, 2003

“Ricanstructions” is an art exhibit by Juan Sanchez that is currently being sponsored and hosted by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.  Included in the exhibit is a display called “Shackles of the AIDS Virus,” a 1996 work by the artist that features such devotional items as scapulars and images... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO HUGH HEFNER: “JUST SAY NO” TO VIAGRA

May 30, 2003

The July issue of Playboy has a picture of Hugh Hefner praying with the three stars of “Charlie’s Angels 2”; Lucy Liu, Cameron Diaz and Drew Barrymore are dressed as nuns in full habit.  There is also a picture of Hefner with his arm draped around a large statue of the Virgin Mary.  It seems that “Charlie’s Angels” and Hefner were taking... [Read more...]

Fr. Benedict Groeschel Responds to his Critics

May 23, 2003

(Catalyst 5/2003) Father Benedict Groeschel, C.F.R. is a good friend of the Catholic League. On March 2, the Dallas Morning News published an article about him titled, “Priest plays down abuse crisis while helping clergy keep jobs.” It was written by Brooks Egerton, a staff writer for the News; he is also the past chairman of the Texas chapter... [Read more...]

JEWISH GAY AGNOSTIC HERO MADE A SAINT

May 23, 2003

Beginning June 6, San Francisco’s Museum of Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender History will feature an exhibit on Harvey Milk, the deceased gay San Francisco supervisor.  Milk was killed 25 years ago and was the first openly gay elected official in a major American city.  This is the inaugural exhibit of the Museum of GLBT History. Included... [Read more...]

“BRUCE ALMIGHTY” OFFENDS MOVIE CRITICS

May 23, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way movie critics are reacting to “Bruce Almighty”: “Louis Giovino, the Catholic League’s director of communications, came to work today expecting to see “Bruce Almighty”; the film has comedian Jim Carrey playing God.  But then I noticed that so many movie critics were upset... [Read more...]

ANTI-WAR CROWD EXPLOITS THE POPE

May 22, 2003

The Catholic League has taken no position on the Iraqi conflict, but it has taken a position on the way the pope’s words on the war have been exploited by anti-war activists. 
 
It should come as no surprise that the pope is viscerally anti-war. But it is a grave error to label him a pacifist. Pope John Paul II has said repeatedly that war cannot... [Read more...]

EDUCATION SECRETARY UNDER FIRE

May 22, 2003

U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige has come under fire by secular extremists for extolling Christian values; his comments were made during an interview with the Baptist Press. The Catholic League rushed to his defense and was the first organization in the nation to do so. “All things being equal,” Secretary Paige said, “I would prefer... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS, BLACKS, JEWS AND WOMEN: WHAT’S HAPPENED TO OUR ELECTED OFFICIALS?

May 22, 2003

William A. Donohue When asked about the most ennobling attributes of Democrats, African Americans, Jews and women, many would cite such things as their affinity for the least among us. These groups, it is said, maintain a strong identification with the dispossessed and thus can more readily address their grievances. But is this true? It is important... [Read more...]

SOME PREJUDICES ARE MORE EQUAL THAN OTHERS

May 22, 2003

By Philip Jenkins For readers of Catalyst, expressions of anti-Catholic bigotry scarcely come as a surprise. Over the years, we have come to expect that media treatments of the Church, its clergy and its faithful will be negative, if not highly offensive, and Catholic organizations try to confront the worst manifestations of prejudice. When such controversies... [Read more...]

IS BUSH TOO HOLY TO BE PRESIDENT?

May 22, 2003

President George W. Bush is being criticized both at home and abroad for the role religion plays in his life. At issue is whether Bush is too holy to be president. The Catholic League does not think so, but many others disagree. It all began when Bush cited Jesus as his favorite philosopher during a presidential debate in 1999. From that time on Bush... [Read more...]

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