WORLD AIDS DAY AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

November 30, 2005

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the role the Catholic Church has played in dealing with AIDS: “The Catholic Church has much to be proud of in its efforts to stem HIV/AIDS and in treating AIDS patients.  AIDS that is contracted through sexual transmission cannot realistically be stemmed by technology or research: it requires... [Read more...]

JEWS SAY IT’S OK TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

November 30, 2005

On December 1st, there will be a press conference convened by Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation at The National Press Club in Washington, D.C.; it begins at 1:30 p.m. in the Murrow Room.  (For more information, call Bryan Rudnick at 561-499-3201.) In attendance will be the organization’s president, Don Feder, as well as Michael Horowitz from... [Read more...]

DENIS LEARY’S SICK IDEA OF HUMOR

November 29, 2005

Tonight, Comedy Central will air a special by Denis Leary, “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas” (it first aired two nights ago and is scheduled to air again on Dec. 17).  The show consists of several skits, a cartoon and musical performances. There is a skit about lesbian nuns, and a song by “Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering Church Choir” about a hooker. ... [Read more...]

THERE NEVER WAS A “PEDOPHILIA” CRISIS

November 29, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke today about the Vatican’s document on gays in the priesthood: “For 2000 years, the Catholic Church has been the subject of countless lies, especially on issues that touch on sexuality.  Today, the biggest lie is that the Church suffers from a ‘pedophilia’ problem.  And now that the Vatican has released... [Read more...]

COUNTY OFFICIALS URGED TO ERECT CRECHES

November 28, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Catholic League’s latest Christmas campaign: “Several weeks ago, we sent a booklet, Religious Expression at Christmastime, to every county administrator in the nation; there are 3,100 of them.  The booklet encourages these officials to erect a nativity scene on public property.  ‘There... [Read more...]

GAYS IN THE PRIESTHOOD: VATICAN RESPONSE WARRANTED

November 23, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on reports that say the Vatican will release a document on November 29 that addresses the propriety of homosexuals in the priesthood: “According to news reports, the Vatican document says that while homosexuals must be respected, the Catholic Church ‘cannot admit to seminaries and to holy orders... [Read more...]

Sex Abuse and Signs of Fraud

November 23, 2005

by the Rev. Gordon J. MacRae (Catalyst 11/2005) Three years before the latest wave of clergy sex abuse claims rippled out of Boston across the country, Sean Murphy, age 37, and his mother, Sylvia, demanded $850,000 from the Archdiocese of Boston. Sean claimed that three decades earlier, he and his brother were repeatedly molested by their parish priest.... [Read more...]

FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIV. CLARIFIES STORY

November 22, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today regarding an earlier story involving Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU): “After our news release on FGCU, I received a call from Susan Evans, the school’s spokesperson.  She maintains that a news story on the issue of banning a Christmas song at a Christmas concert was... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS MUSIC BANNED FROM CHRISTMAS CONCERT

November 22, 2005

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the decision by Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) to ban Christmas music from this year’s Christmas concert: “Four years after it was founded in 1997, FGCU made big news when its head librarian banned stickers saying, ‘Proud to be an American’; this occurred in the wake of 9-11. ... [Read more...]

OPEN LETTER TO CATHOLIC LAWMAKERS

November 21, 2005

Dear Catholic Members of Congress: On December 2, the Center for Policy Alternatives is holding its annual Summit on the States at the Capital Hilton.  Included in this year’s program is a meeting hosted by Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) titled, “Progressive, Pro-choice and Catholic—An Endangered Species?”  The strategy session is expected... [Read more...]

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