Monthly Archives: November 2005

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WORLD AIDS DAY AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | November 30th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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JEWS SAY IT’S OK TO CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

By | November 30th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 the [...]

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DENIS LEARY’S SICK IDEA OF HUMOR

By | November 29th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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THERE NEVER WAS A “PEDOPHILIA” CRISIS

By | November 29th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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COUNTY OFFICIALS URGED TO ERECT CRECHES

By | November 28th, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

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 is no law which says you [...]

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GAYS IN THE PRIESTHOOD: VATICAN RESPONSE WARRANTED

By | November 23rd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 those who [...]

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Sex Abuse and Signs of Fraud

By | November 23rd, 2005|Categories: The Sex Abuse Scandal, White Papers and Essays|

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 [...]

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FLORIDA GULF COAST UNIV. CLARIFIES STORY

By | November 22nd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 not [...]

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CHRISTMAS MUSIC BANNED FROM CHRISTMAS CONCERT

By | November 22nd, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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.  [...]

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OPEN LETTER TO CATHOLIC LAWMAKERS

By | November 21st, 2005|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 to include presentations [...]

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