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

September 25, 2003

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. ... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER BRANDS MEL GIBSON ANTI-SEMITIC

September 24, 2003

“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... [Read more...]

MEL GIBSON’S “THE PASSION” COMES UNDER FIRE

September 22, 2003

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. Leading the fight... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS TEST FOR CATHOLICS

September 22, 2003

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... [Read more...]

MALIGNING MEL GIBSON

September 22, 2003

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 in currying favor with these elites... [Read more...]

AN INTERVIEW WITH SOL STERN

September 22, 2003

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.... [Read more...]

NO CATHOLIC JUDGES NEED APPLY

September 22, 2003

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 close off debate so that an up or down vote could... [Read more...]

CBS: CATHOLIC BASHING SYSTEM

September 22, 2003

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 out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when... [Read more...]

VATICAN ISSUES PRO-MARRIAGE STATEMENT

September 22, 2003

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 is an institution... [Read more...]

PATRICK KENNEDY SLAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH

September 22, 2003

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... [Read more...]

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