SEN. BARACK OBAMA’S REMARKS ON RELIGION

June 28, 2006

Senator Barack Obama spoke before a Call to Renewal conference today imploring Democrats to reach out to people of faith.  “Secularists are wrong when they ask believers to leave their religion at the door before entering the public square,” he said. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “There is much in Senator Obama’s... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LEFT SEEKS TO SILENCE CHURCH’S VOICE

June 27, 2006

A coalition of religious leaders in Massachusetts who are pro-gay marriage has lashed out at Boston Archbishop Sean Cardinal O’Malley and other Catholic leaders for opposing same-sex unions.  The coalition accuses the Catholic leaders of practicing “religious discrimination” and has requested that they stop campaigning for laws that protect the... [Read more...]

Three Jews and a Pope

June 22, 2006

by Sister Margherita Marchione, Ph.D. (Catalyst, 6/2006) Recently, a Jewish group invited me to speak. When I mentioned that my topic would be Pope  Pius XII, I was informed that it would not suit their needs: “My chairman thought it would open up the wounds of a few holocaust survivors in our group who lost mothers, fathers, sisters and brothers... [Read more...]

GOV. EHRLICH’S HANDLERS FAIL—ISSUE STILL ALIVE

June 21, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue was a guest today on the “Ron Smith Show,” a WBAL-Baltimore radio show.  The topic was the firing of Robert J. Smith, a Metro transit authority appointee, who offended Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich last week when he said (on a cable TV show after hours), “Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant.” ... [Read more...]

MARYLAND GOVERNOR—FOE OF FREE SPEECH

June 20, 2006

Last week, Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich fired Robert J. Smith, one of his Metro transit authority appointees, because Smith said that “Homosexual behavior, in my view, is deviant.”  Smith, who stressed he is a Roman Catholic, said that his characterization reflected his beliefs and were made after hours on a cable TV show.  Ehrlich branded... [Read more...]

ABC NEWS REPORTS WOMEN “PRIESTS”

June 20, 2006

On the June 19 edition of “World News Tonight,” there was a report by ABC News correspondent Dan Harris that led viewers to think that eight women are about to be ordained as Catholic priests in the U.S. The lead piece in this story, “From Priesthood to Bishops, Women Gain Ground in Christian Organizations,” covered the election of the first... [Read more...]

PG RATING FOR CHRISTIAN FILM:CONTROVERSY ENDS

June 19, 2006

Kris Fuhr, vice president for marketing at Provident Films (owned by Sony), was quoted by Scripps Howard on June 7 saying that she was told by someone at the Motion Picture Association of American (MPAA) that “Facing the Giants” was awarded a PG Rating because the film “was heavily laden with messages from one religion and that this might offend... [Read more...]

Kevin Phillips: American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury

June 19, 2006

by William Donohue (Catalyst, June 2006) American Theocracy: The Peril and Politics of Radical Religion, Oil, and Borrowed Money in the 21stCentury   by Kevin Phillips  Viking, 480 pp., $26.95   Remember when presidential candidate George W. Bush was asked in 1999 to name his favorite philosopher, and he named Jesus? For the secularists—those... [Read more...]

HAWKING MISREPRESENTS POPE JOHN PAUL II

June 16, 2006

Astrophysicist Stephen Hawking said yesterday that Pope John Paul II once told scientists that “It’s OK to study the universe and where it began.  But we should not inquire into the beginning itself because that was the moment of creation and the work of God.”   The news story says Hawking did not say when the pope allegedly made this remark. Catholic... [Read more...]

“OVERTLY” CHRISTIAN FILM GETS PG RATING:PROBE REQUESTED

June 13, 2006

On June 7, Scripps Howard ran a story about a ruling by the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) awarding a PG rating to a new movie by Provident Films, “Facing the Giants.”  The film, which opens September 29, received the PG rating because of its allegedly “religious” character.  Over the past week, the Catholic League made several... [Read more...]

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