Monthly Archives: September 2006

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CATHOLIC DEMS STUCK WITH ABORTION ALBATROSS

By | September 29th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A new Catholic activist organization, Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, has issued a voter guide that will be distributed to Catholics between now and election day. Commenting on the 12-page booklet is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “The voter guide is a slick attempt to get the abortion albatross off the necks of Catholic [...]

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JESUS RIDICULED ON “THE VIEW”

By | September 28th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In today’s edition of the ABC-TV show, “The View,” the four panelists held a glass of red wine while joking about its alcoholic effects. After Rosie O’Donnell made a crack about the way alcohol affects Mel Gibson—“you just start spouting anti-Semitic statements”—Joy Behar responded, “In vino veritas. Don’t you remember when you went to Communion? In [...]

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SUNY SPONSORS SATANISM

By | September 28th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On September 30, Adirondack Community College (ACC) will sponsor Pagan Pride Day.  ACC, located outside Lake George in Queensbury, New York, is part of the State University of New York (SUNY). Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue had to say: “ACC Student Association, which is hosting Pagan Pride Day, says the event is free to [...]

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THE AMERICAN PROSPECT CENSORS ITS OWN WRITER

By | September 27th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Kiera McCaffrey, director of communications for the Catholic League, contacted The American Prospect today requesting the right to republish the September 25 article by Kirsten A. Powers, “Who Should Apologize?”, in the November edition of Catalyst, the league’s monthly journal; the Powers piece was printed in the online edition of the magazine. Jahan Salehi, an agent for the publication, [...]

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THE (PERVERSE) FIGHT FOR RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

By | September 26th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the impending House vote on the Public Expression of Religion Act. He contrasts this effort with the success that accused Muslim terrorists have had in obtaining religious rights at Guantanamo Bay: “This evening, the House is scheduled to vote on the Public Expression of Religion Act (PERA), a [...]

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CATHOLICS AND JEWS JOIN TO DEFEND POPE BENEDICT XVI

By | September 25th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Today’s Washington Times features a joint advertisement from Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, titled “Catholics and Jews Join to Defend Pope Benedict XVI.” At issue is the barbaric reaction from some segments of the Muslim world to the Holy Father’s speech at Regensburg University in Germany on September 12.  These [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO NBC: AIR THE MADONNA CONCERT SANS “MOCK CRUCIFIXION”

By | September 20th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to NBC chief Bob Wright today about the upcoming Madonna concert: “Last February, NBC ‘Nightly News’ decided it would not offend Muslim sensibilities by showing the controversial Danish cartoon of Muhammad in full. Allison Gollust, a spokeswoman for NBC, said, ‘We felt that in order to convey the essence of [...]

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Education Myths

By | September 19th, 2006|Categories: Education, Papers, Essays and Research|

by Jay P. Greene (Catalyst, 9/2006) The following article is an excerpt from a longer piece that appeared in the July/August edition of The American Enterprise (the flagship publication of the American Enterprise Institute) titled, "Education Myths" (Greene has published a book by that name). Greene, who runs the Department of Education Reform at the University of Arkansas, [...]

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OPEN LETTER TO BOB CASEY, JR.

By | September 19th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

, OPEN LETTER TO BOB CASEY, JR.September 19, 2006Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter today:Dear Mr. Casey: When I lived in Pittsburgh in the 1980s, I voted with enthusiasm for your father as governor of Pennsylvania. You are now in a campaign for a U.S. Senate seat, and as a pro-life Catholic you [...]

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MUSLIM REACTION PROVES POPE’S POINT

By | September 18th, 2006|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed today the Muslim reaction to Pope Benedict XVI’s speech at Regensburg University: “One of the points that the pope made in his speech at Regensburg University was the necessity of linking faith to reason. He warned that uncoupling the twin values had horrendous consequences, leading people of faith to resort [...]

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