Monthly Archives: February 2007

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GOOD RIDDANCE TO FRANCES KISSLING

By | February 28th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Frances Kissling is retiring today as president of Catholics for a Free Choice. Catholic League president Bill Donohue offered a parting shot: “Ex-Catholics for Abortion would be a more accurate name for Kissling’s anti-Catholic front group, but we won’t quibble now that she is quitting. For a quarter century, Kissling has misrepresented herself to the public, [...]

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“THE VIEW” IS OBSESSED WITH CATHOLICISM

By | February 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Commenting on today’s edition of the ABC show “The View” is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “They can’t give it up. It started with a discussion about James Cameron’s latest Titanic tale—the one about Jesus’ tomb—and it quickly degenerated into another round of mockery. About Catholicism, that is. “Rosie O’Donnell began by demonstrating her command of [...]

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UNIV. OF MINNESOTA STICKS IT TO CATHOLICS

By | February 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 1, the University of Minnesota’s Department of Theatre, Arts and Dance will host the Dario Fo play, “The Pope and the Witch”; it will be performed through March 9. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest round of controversy surrounding the play: “Imagine an anti-Semitic play, written by a Hitlerian, being performed [...]

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JESUS’ TOMB DISCOVERY IS TITANIC FRAUD

By | February 26th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

“Titanic” director James Cameron and TV-director Simcha Jacobovici are claiming they have evidence of a Jerusalem tomb that allegedly houses the remains of Jesus and his family. Commenting on this is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “Not a Lenten season goes by without some author or TV program seeking to cast doubt on the divinity of [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHER HONORED BY CATHOLIC DEMOCRAT

By | February 23rd, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the retirement party for Frances Kissling, head of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), scheduled for March 2, two days after she resigns: “In 1993, and again in 2000, U.S. Catholic bishops, represented by the bishops’ conference, denounced CFFC as a fraud. And well they should have. Funded [...]

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“DELIVER US FROM EVIL”—AND THE FILM

By | February 23rd, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the nomination of “Deliver Us From Evil” for best documentary at this year’s Oscars: “Had writer-director Amy Berg confined herself to recording the evil machinations of former priest and pedophile Oliver O’Grady, she would have distanced herself from all criticism. Alas, she hasn’t been able to do so. [...]

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Hip-hop and Homophobia

By | February 22nd, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Guess who’s responsible for the homophobia in hip-hop culture? On last night’s “Paula Zahn Now,” author Tim Wise was asked how pervasive homophobia is in hip-hop culture. Wise answered: “Well, I mean, it’s pervasive because it’s pervasive in the culture. We have a society where it’s perfectly legal to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender people. [...]

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SUPREME COURT PASSES ON NATIVITY CASE

By | February 21st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Yesterday, the U.S. Supreme Court 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 Catholic League arranged for a plaintiff in this case, Andrea Skoros, and the Thomas More Law Center [...]

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O’REILLY IS RIGHT: OLBERMANN IS A “SMEAR MERCHANT”

By | February 14th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded to MSNBC talk-show host Keith Olbermann’s comment last night that Donohue made a bigoted statement when he once said, “Hollywood is controlled by secular Jews who hate Christianity in general and Catholicism in particular.” Here is Donohue’s rejoinder: “Bill O’Reilly was right when he referred to Keith Olbermann as a [...]

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SECOND EDWARDS STAFFER QUITS

By | February 14th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on news that Melissa McEwan has quit the campaign staff of John Edwards: “One of Yogi Berra’s most famous quips is, ‘It ain't over till it’s over.’ I have news for John Edwards—it’s over.”

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