POPE’S RESILIENCY ANGERS NEWSWEEK

February 28, 2005

In the March 7 edition of Newsweek, there is an article in the “Periscope” section by Christopher Dickey on the health of Pope John Paul II titled, “He Has Willpower—But No ‘Living Will.’”  In it, Dickey (who did the piece with Robert Blair Kaiser) writes, “Even as the aged pope’s body shuts down in the late stages of Parkinson’s... [Read more...]

NBC-TV SHOW ANGERS CATHOLICS NATIONWIDE

February 24, 2005

During the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” two non-Catholics are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic funeral Mass.  Nate, who is Jewish, and Bowie, a Protestant, don’t know what to do with the Eucharist, so they make several failed attempts to get rid of it.  For example, they try slipping it into the pocket... [Read more...]

OSCAR NOMINEES REVEAL HOLLYWOOD MINDSET

February 23, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the Oscar nominees: “This year’s Oscar nominees tell us a great deal about the Hollywood mindset.  As in previous years, the theme of good and evil permeates many of the films.  With a Hollywood twist, of course.  To wit: a positive spin is put on pedophilia, homosexuality, suicide,... [Read more...]

BISHOPS’ REPORT PROVES REVEALING

February 18, 2005

The sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church was the subject of a new report released today by the bishops.  The findings of the second annual audit of the dioceses and eparchies show how they are complying with the norms adopted by the bishops in 2002. Here’s what Catholic League president William Donohue said about it: “The report is loaded... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD NEEDS AN EXORCISM

February 17, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the new Warner Brothers film, “Constantine,” which opens tomorrow: “Those who like Marilyn Manson and professional wrestling should be drawn to ‘Constantine.’  The movie is not only spiritual junk food for religious illiterates, it’s another example of the way Hollywood rips off... [Read more...]

DNC SEEKS TO WOO CATHOLICS

February 14, 2005

Both the outgoing chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Terry McAuliffe, and his successor, Howard Dean, recently addressed the relationship between the DNC and the Catholic Church. Catholic League president William Donohue took note: “At last Thursday’s send-off gala for Terry McAuliffe, the departing head of the DNC took a parting... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CASE FOR GAY MARRIAGE IS A FRAUD

February 11, 2005

Yesterday, two Catholic legislators from Massachusetts sought to justify their support for same-sex marriage by citing their religious convictions.  Representative Marie P. St. Fleur said that her conclusion was “coming from a place of faith,” and Senator Marian Walsh confessed that it is her “faith” that gave her the “clarity” she needed... [Read more...]

BLOOMBERG BACKS RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

February 8, 2005

In 2002, the Bronx Household of Faith, an inner-city Christian church, won a ruling in federal district court maintaining that it has a right to hold religious services on Sundays in a New York City public school.  But now the Bloomberg administration is going to challenge this ruling in court, citing separation of church and state concerns. Catholic... [Read more...]

NEW YORK JUDGE OKAYS SAME-SEX MARRIAGE

February 4, 2005

New York State Supreme Court Justice Doris Ling-Cohan said today that the State Constitution does not forbid same-sex marriage.  She has further ruled that marriage licenses must be given to same-sex partners who apply for them. Catholic League president William Donohue disagrees: “One year ago this month, I was in the Roosevelt Room in the White... [Read more...]

BIAS DETECTED IN SUPER BOWL AD PROTEST

February 3, 2005

Bowing to pressure from SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests), Catholic activists, lawyers, psychologists and feminists, the Ford Motor Company has withdrawn a Super Bowl ad for a new Lincoln truck, the Mark LT.  The ad shows a clergyman (dressed to look like either a Catholic or an Episcopalian priest) who finds the keys to the truck... [Read more...]

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