Monthly Archives: August 2003

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REACTION TO MEL GIBSON’S FILM REACHES HYSTERICAL LEVEL

By | August 27th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League has learned that New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind has planned a press conference tomorrow to demand that 20th Century Fox not distribute Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion.”  Hikind asserts that the film “resurrects the age-old canard of deicide,” flouting the Vatican’s 1965 declaration Nostra Aetate, which denied that all Jewish people were responsible for [...]

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The Catholic League’s Response to Voice of the Faithful’s Criticism of Bishop Murphy

By | August 19th, 2003|Categories: Activist Groups, White Papers and Essays|

8/2003) VOTF CLAIMS: According to the [Massachusetts attorney general’s] Report, Bishop Murphy played a key role in the failure to protect the children. As a consequence, he has abdicated his moral authority. With regard to Bishop William Murphy, now of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the report says: And, even with undeniable information available to him [...]

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SCHWARZENEGGER HIRES CATHOLIC FOE

By | August 14th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican candidate for Governor of California, has hired Warren Buffett as his financial advisor.  Catholic League president William Donohue expressed his concerns about this appointment today: “Warren Buffett is one of the most lavish donors to the nation’s most anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC).  Led by Frances Kissling, CFFC has twice [...]

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“OPIE AND ANTHONY” A YEAR LATER: CATHOLIC LEAGUE HAS THE LAST LAUGH

By | August 14th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On August 15, 2002, a Virginia couple had sex in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in front of men, women and children on a holy day of obligation for Catholics.  It was part of a contest arranged by radio talk-show hosts “Opie and Anthony.”  A detailed description of the sexual encounter was broadcast by a WNEW [...]

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DEMS FAIL TO SHED ANTI-CATHOLIC TAG

By | August 13th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the past few months, the Catholic League, along with many others, has made the charge that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have subjected Catholic nominees to the federal bench to a de facto religious test.  Not all Catholics—just those who accept the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion.  Those Democrats include Senator Richard Durbin, Senator Diane Feinstein, [...]

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CBS: CATHOLIC BASHING SYSTEM

By | August 12th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On August 8, Catholic League president William Donohue registered a complaint with Jim Murphy, executive producer of CBS Evening News, regarding a CBS report that sought to tie the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church to a 1962 Vatican document.  On August 11, Murphy responded to Donohue.  Below is the text of Donohue’s letter that [...]

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ADL ATTACK ON “THE PASSION” IS UNFAIR

By | August 12th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A representative from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Rabbi Eugene Korn, attended a private screening of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion,” on August 8 in Houston.  On August 11, Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, issued a news release on the film.  He said the movie “will fuel hatred, bigotry and anti-Semitism.”  Foxman also charged, “The film [...]

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CBS TAKES THE BAIT OF VICTIMS’ LAWYERS

By | August 8th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, the Catholic League charged CBS with unfairly maligning the Catholic Church over a 1962 Vatican document on priestly sexual misconduct.  Last evening, Catholic League president William Donohue told CNN’s Paula Zahn he would ask CBS to conduct an internal investigation into this matter.  Today, he explains why he is writing to CBS Evening News Producer [...]

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CBS GUILTY OF UNFAIRLY MALIGNING VATICAN

By | August 7th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the CBS Evening News of August 6, it was reported that the Vatican issued a document in 1962 that “lays out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when it comes to sexual abuse by priests—anyone who speaks out could be thrown out of the church.”  Immediately, Larry Drivon, a lawyer who represents those [...]

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PATRICK KENNEDY SLAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | August 6th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

An article in today’s Providence Journal quotes Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy as saying the following about the Vatican’s recent statement on homosexual marriages: “I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.” Catholic League president William Donohue took aim at Kennedy’s remarks today: “It is one thing to disagree [...]

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