MEDIA BLOW IT BIG TIME: POPE DID NOT CHANGE STAND ON TURKEY AND EU

November 30, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “It is one of most embarrassing journalistic blunders to have occurred in some time. All the news reports which said that Pope Benedict XVI now supports the admission of Turkey into the European Union were wrong. He never said any such thing. Here is what happened. “Yesterday, the headline... [Read more...]

“BREAKFAST WITH SANTA” BANNED

November 29, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the latest entry to the league’s “Christmas Watch” program: “Every year the Sanfordville PTA in Warwick, New York does a Santa fundraiser at the local elementary school. Called ‘Breakfast with Santa,’ it draws hundreds of kids on a Saturday, all of whom come voluntarily. But because one... [Read more...]

MEDIA IN A STINK OVER “THE NATIVITY STORY”

November 29, 2006

Commenting on the New Line Cinema film “The Nativity Story” is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “The media love a good story, but they hate it when they’re deprived of one they were betting on. That’s what happened when the Vatican, as well as Catholic and Protestant groups throughout the world, failed to withdraw their support for... [Read more...]

NYC CRECHE CASE STILL ALIVE: UPI GETS THE STORY WRONG

November 28, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue released the following remarks today on an earlier release by the Catholic League: “At 1:34 a.m. EST today, UPI released a news story titled, ‘Supreme Court Won’t Review NYC Xmas Ban.’ The first sentence of the story read, ‘The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review an appeals court decision upholding... [Read more...]

NYC CAN STILL DISPLAY CRECHES IN SCHOOLS*

November 28, 2006

NB: Please see the Catholic League news release of 11-28-06, NYC CRECHE CASE STILL ALIVE: UPI GETS THE STORY WRONG. The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to review an appeals court decision that allows New York City public schools to display a menorah during Hanukkah, and a star and crescent during Ramadan, while banning a crèche at Christmastime; the... [Read more...]

RICHARDS, GIBSON AND JILLETTE

November 22, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today on the reaction to Michael Richards’ racial outburst: “Michael Richards gets interrupted by hecklers, unleashes a racist tirade, gets blasted by the cultural elite and apologizes. Mel Gibson gets drunk, unleashes an anti-Semitic tirade, gets blasted by the cultural elite... [Read more...]

BABY JESUS EVICTED FROM MICHIGAN TOWN

November 21, 2006

Last December, the ACLU threatened a lawsuit against Berkley, Michigan unless a crèche outside the city hall was removed. Yesterday, the Berkley City Council voted 6-1 to remove it, angering many of the residents who packed the building. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “There is a lot of blame to go around. First, there... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF COLORADO CENSORS CHRISTMAS PARTIES

November 20, 2006

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the censoring of Christmas parties this year at the University of Colorado: “According to a recent news story in the Rocky Mountain News, a state audit released last year barred the University of Colorado from holding Christmas parties; the university has now notified all employees that a ‘holiday... [Read more...]

CNN’S CAFFERTY WOULD SILENCE CHURCH

November 17, 2006

Last night on the CNN show “The Situation Room,” commentator Jack Cafferty posed the following question to viewers: “Should the Catholic Church be commenting on how the United States chooses to protect its national sovereignty?” Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows: “I’m not sure what’s worse: Cafferty’s shallow... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE POLL:

November 15, 2006

SHOULD ORTHODOX JEWS BE ALLOWED TO EAT HAM SANDWICHES? SHOULD MUSLIM WOMEN BE ALLOWED TO WEAR MINI SKIRTS? Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained why he is launching this poll today: “On the ABC website for ‘Good Morning America,’ a poll is being taken that asks, ‘Should Catholic Priests Be Allowed to Marry?’ This is a great idea—Catholics... [Read more...]

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