WESTCHESTER POLS VIOLATE CHURCH-STATE LINES

January 31, 2005

New York Medical College, a Catholic institution located in Westchester, has decided to ban gay groups.  It is being criticized by some public officials for doing so, including county executive Andrew J. Spano.  Moreover, the Westchester Human Rights Commission has launched an investigation of this matter, and gay civil-rights groups are charging... [Read more...]

WILL HILLARY CLINTON OK “CHOOSE LIFE” LICENSE PLATE?

January 28, 2005

The following letter was sent today to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by Catholic League president William Donohue: Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton U.S. Senate 476 Russell Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510 Dear Senator Clinton: Your remarks of January 24 on the subject of abortion are quite welcome.  In particular, I welcome your quest for... [Read more...]

JEWISH GROUP SUES VATICAN

January 27, 2005

The Coalition for Jewish Concerns has announced that it is going to sue the Vatican in an attempt to force the Holy See to open its archives relating to Jewish children sheltered by the Catholic Church during World War II. Catholic League president William Donohue gave his reply today: “In 1964, Dr. Leon Kubowitzky, an official of the World Jewish... [Read more...]

MEL GETS A BOUNCE FROM HOLLYWOOD GUILT

January 25, 2005

The Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ,” was nominated today for three Oscars: cinematography, makeup and original score.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this today: “When all the chatter began last spring regarding the possibility that ‘The Passion of the Christ’ would be nominated for best picture, it soon... [Read more...]

PRO-ABORTION CAMP SEEKS TO HIJACK RELIGION

January 21, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way pro-abortion activists are seeking to hijack religion: “As we approach the anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, it is evident that the pro-abortion camp is in disarray.  For example, a New York Times/CBS poll released in November showed that only 34 percent of Americans believe... [Read more...]

CHRISTIAN BASHERS ATTACK BUSH

January 20, 2005

As President Bush begins his second term in office, he is coming under attack by Christian bashers.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Most Americans appreciate and admire President George W. Bush for his strong religious convictions.  But there are some activists and commentators who hate him precisely because... [Read more...]

HITLER’S PLOT TO KIDNAP POPE LEAVES SOME MUTE

January 18, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way some have reacted to the news over the weekend that Hitler had ordered the kidnapping of Pope Pius XII: “An Italian newspaper claims to have uncovered a 1946 document that says Pope Pius XII sought to block the return of Jewish children (who had been hidden by Catholics from the... [Read more...]

NEW BID TO SMEAR POPE PIUS XII FAILS

January 14, 2005

On January 9, the New York Times ran a story about an article in an Italian newspaper that claimed to have uncovered a 1946 document that implicates Pope Pius XII in a scheme not to return baptized Jewish children (who were hidden from the Nazis during the Holocaust) to their parents after the war.  Since its publication, the controversy has exploded. Catholic... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS WARS ESCALATE: CHRISTIANS FIGHT BACK

January 13, 2005

Never before have more Christians fought back in an effort to reclaim Christmas. For example, in 2003, a Glenview, Illinois firehouse was told it could not display Christmas decorations. In 2004, they won approval. In 2003, an 8-year-old boy from Plano, Texas was forbidden from giving his friends candy canes in school. In 2004, he was allowed. In 2003,... [Read more...]

SNUBBING MEL

January 13, 2005

t will be a miracle of sorts if Mel Gibson’s “The Passion of the Christ” gets an Oscar. The Passion was one of 49 films deemed eligible for a foreign-language Golden Globe, but it came up short in December: it was not among the nominees voted on by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association. Here is what William Donohue had to say about... [Read more...]

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