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6,000 LONG ISLAND CATHOLICS SIGN PETITION IN SUPPORT OF BISHOP MURPHY

By | September 25th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the results of the league’s petition drive in support of Rockville Centre Bishop William F. Murphy: “Two months ago today, I issued a news release announcing a petition drive in support of Bishop Murphy.  The results are in: more than 6,000 Long Islanders have signed the petition.  And more are [...]

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BILL MAHER BRANDS MEL GIBSON ANTI-SEMITIC

By | September 24th, 2003|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

“I do think Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic.”  According to NewsMax, this is what comedian Bill Maher told radio talk-show host Don Imus today.  Responding is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The character assassins will not stop trying to malign Mel Gibson.  Not that Bill Maher is any stranger to the subject of bigotry—in recent years he [...]

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MEL GIBSON’S “THE PASSION” COMES UNDER FIRE

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Actor Mel Gibson is spending $25 million of his own money to finance a movie about the last 12 hours of Christ's life. "The Passion" will open during Lent next March or April. It has already come under fire for being allegedly anti-Semitic. Curiously, only those who have not seen the movie are making this charge. [...]

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RELIGIOUS TEST FOR CATHOLICS

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Over the summer, the Catholic League became very involved in the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor for a seat on the federal court of appeals in Atlanta. The Catholic League contends that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have subjected him to a de facto religious test. Accordingly, William Donohue wrote to all 100 Senators asking [...]

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MALIGNING MEL GIBSON

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue There are several reasons why Mel Gibson is under attack for his movie, "The Passion." But at bottom it all comes down to the fact that our secular elites have a hard time dealing with traditional Catholics. Add to this the fact that there is a group of Catholics who are more interested [...]

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AN INTERVIEW WITH SOL STERN

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Louis Giovino, director of communications, recently interviewed Sol Stern, author of Breaking Free: Public School Lessons and the Imperative of School Choice(Encounter Books). Here is an excerpt from their exchange: Louis Giovino: Can you talk about your background? Sol Stern: I grew up in the Bronx. I'm actually an immigrant. I came to the U.S. from Israel [...]

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NO CATHOLIC JUDGES NEED APPLY

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

By Kenneth D. Whitehead On July 31, 2003, the United States Senate voted 53 to 44 against closing off debate on the nomination of William H. Pryor, Jr., the Attorney General of Alabama, to be a federal judge on the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals based in Atlanta. 60 votes would have been required to [...]

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CBS: CATHOLIC BASHING SYSTEM

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It was one of the most incredible spin jobs the Catholic League has ever seen. CBS literally took the truth and stood it on its head. At the expense of the Catholic Church, of course. On the CBS Evening News of August 6, it was reported that the Vatican issued a document in 1962 that "lays [...]

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VATICAN ISSUES PRO-MARRIAGE STATEMENT

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On July 31, the Vatican's Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement that addresses the question of same-sex marriage. In one sense, what the Vatican did was nothing new. Yet no one would know this judging from the reaction of its critics. For two thousand years, the Catholic Church has maintained that marriage [...]

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PATRICK KENNEDY SLAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | September 22nd, 2003|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

An article in the August 6 edition of the Providence Journal quoted 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." We did not hesitate issuing a strong reply. Here is a copy [...]

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