Why We Published the Pius War

April 30, 2005

William Doino, Jr. Catalyst, April 2005 Eight years ago this month, the New Yorker magazine published a spectacularly long article entitled “The Silence.” Written by the resigned priest James Carroll (now a columnist at theBoston Globe), it argued that the doctrine of papal infallibility and the Church’s insistence “upon the... [Read more...]

REP. ENGEL PROVIDES SPEEDY RESPONSE

April 29, 2005

Yesterday, Catholic League president William Donohue issued a news release regarding an anti-Catholic remark made by Pete Leon, an aide to Congressman Eliot L. Engel of New York; the comment was directed at Scott Bloch, who runs the Office of Special Counsel.  Congressman Engel faxed a response the same day. In today’s statement, Donohue explains... [Read more...]

REP. ENGEL SHOULD FIRE AIDE

April 28, 2005

Scott Bloch, who heads the Office of Special Counsel, has been the subject of an on-going campaign to discredit him.  At issue are his policy decisions and hiring practices.  The Catholic League has been critical of his main adversary, Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility, because the group has slighted Bloch for hiring Roman Catholics. ... [Read more...]

Why We Published The Pius War

April 22, 2005

by William Doino, Jr. (Catalyst 4/2005) Eight years ago this month, the New Yorker magazine published a spectacularly long article entitled “The Silence.” Written by the resigned priest James Carroll (now a columnist at the Boston Globe), it argued that the doctrine of papal infallibility and the Church’s insistence “upon... [Read more...]

BILL DONOHUE TO BILL O’REILLY: STOP SPINNING

April 22, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue replied today to Bill O’Reilly’s remarks about the Catholic League last night on TV: “Last night on his TV show, Bill O’Reilly said, ‘The Catholic League hates me.’  We do not.  We simply object when he crosses the line from criticizing the Catholic Church to dissing it. “In none of the three news... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE BACKS “JUSTICE SUNDAY”

April 22, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue explained today why he is supporting the “Justice Sunday” event sponsored by Protestants: “On April 24, Family Research Council president Tony Perkins will hold  ‘Justice Sunday,’ an effort to rally pro-life Protestants against efforts to block people of faith from sitting on the federal bench. ... [Read more...]

TIME FOR NON-CATHOLICS TO BUTT OUT

April 22, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following remarks today: “It’s time for non-Catholics to butt out.  It’s one thing for them to be voyeurs—peering into the Catholic Church the way kids peer into candy stores—quite another when they become meddlers. “Yesterday, the New York Daily News had the audacity to run two opinion... [Read more...]

NEW POPE WILL INFURIATE “PROGRESSIVES”

April 15, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on why the new pope will infuriate “progressive” Catholics:  “In November, 1997, before a packed house of ‘progressive’ Catholics at the annual Call to Action convention, Sister Maureen Fiedler exclaimed that ‘a lot of people in this Church are waiting for a person in this Church... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER TRASHES POPE

April 14, 2005

On April 8, and again on April 12, the HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” featured a verbal assault on Pope John Paul II.  Led by Maher, the pope was also attacked by Arianna Huffington.  Here is a sample of what happened: Maher: “People waited in line for 24 hours to see the pope’s body and when they got to see the pope they smelled worse... [Read more...]

NBC SHOW PROTESTED; VICTORY SCORED

April 13, 2005

Following the February 22 episode of the NBC-TV sitcom, “Committed,” we were hit with an avalanche of complaints. We investigated the matter and immediately demanded that this particular episode be permanently retired, never to air again. NBC agreed. The episode featured two non-Catholics who are mistakenly given Holy Communion at a Catholic... [Read more...]

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