KEN BLACKWELL, OHIO POL, OWED APOLOGY

February 23, 2006

Ohio Secretary of State J. Kenneth Blackwell, the Republican candidate for governor, has recently been labeled anti-Catholic by the Ohio Democratic Catholic Caucus.  The charge stems from the fact that Blackwell is co-authoring a book, Rebuilding America, with Jerry Corsi, the co-author of a book with John O’Neill about the swift boat veterans. ... [Read more...]

HILLARY’S DEMAGOGIC RESPONSE TO VOUCHERS

February 22, 2006

According to Newsday, Senator Hillary Clinton told Bronx activists yesterday that she was opposed to school vouchers because it may lead to parents wanting to send their children to the “Church of the White Supremacist” or the “School of the Jihad.”  Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue said in response: “According to Senator... [Read more...]

PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE REVIEW: CATHOLICISM AND FREE SPEECH MAKE IT JUMPY

February 21, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today: “Today I e-mailed Colin McNickle, the editorial page editor of the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, requesting permission to reprint an article by Don Collins of February 10, and a reply by Bob Lockwood of February 14 (when he asked for more info about the Catholic League, I directed... [Read more...]

CARTOON UPSETS UNIV. OF ILLINOIS OFFICIALS

February 17, 2006

The February 9 edition of the Daily Illini, the student newspaper at the University of Illinois, republished cartoons that made fun of Muhammad.  Those responsible for doing so, the editor in chief and the opinions page editor, have now been suspended. The response of school officials to this incident is the subject of Catholic League president Bill... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY MARKS AD ON CATHOLIC HOSPITALS

February 16, 2006

The Fairness Foundation, an Indiana-based non-profit, is waging a TV and radio ad campaign in Chicago and Washington, D.C. against Catholic hospitals.  The foundation, which was founded to represent the interests of the medically uninsured, is led by J. Patrick Rooney, a businessman and philanthropist who operates a private health company; the foundation... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BASHING IN COLORADO: PANDORA’S BOX OPENS FOR TEACHERS

February 15, 2006

The Colorado legislature has been considering bills that would loosen or lift the statutes of limitations for child sexual abuse lawsuits.  Because the legislation was to apply only to private institutions—and was specifically designed to affect the Catholic schools, but not public schools—Catholic League president William Donohue e-mailed the... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD AND ACLU VS. CATHOLICISM

February 14, 2006

One of the stories on tonight’s episode of “Boston Legal” concerns a teenage girl who is raped, becomes pregnant and then wants to sue a Catholic hospital for denying her emergency contraception.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue took note of this show today: “If there is one Hollywood producer who has shown himself to be positively obsessed... [Read more...]

NY STATE SEN. KLEIN TO HIKE PENALTIES ON VANDALS

February 10, 2006

Today, New York State Senator Jeffrey D. Klein will introduce legislation that will sharply increase the penalties for vandalizing a house of worship.  The bill also covers the destruction or theft of religious symbols that occur on such grounds. Catholic League president William Donohue supports the legislation and offered the following words of support... [Read more...]

FEAR GUIDES MEDIA RESPONSE TO CARTOONS

February 9, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the controversy over the Danish cartoons that lampoon Muhammad: “The decision of most mainstream media outlets not to reprint or show the controversial cartoons is the right one: the Catholic League sides with the U.S., Britain and the Vatican in denouncing the inflammatory cartoons.  Regrettably,... [Read more...]

RUTH BADER GINSBURG’S INTOLERANT STREAK

February 7, 2006

The February edition of the Jewish bimonthly magazine, Moment, carries an excerpt from a book by Abigail Pogrebin, Stars of David; the book details conversations Pogrebin had with 62 famous Jews.  The excerpt features Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of Pogrebin’s subjects.  What Ginsburg had to say about Christianity was noted by... [Read more...]

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