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Robin Williams Defends Catholic Bashing

By | June 29th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

Asked yesterday by "Today" show host Meredith Vieira about his recent bigoted jokes concerning Catholic priests, Robin Williams expressed no remorse for labeling all Catholic priests as pedophiles. (He has acknowledged that he wouldn't treat other religions the same way for fear of being blown up.) Williams defended his unfair stereotyping of priests saying, "It's my job [...]

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CHRISTIANS EXCLUDED IN NYC SCHOOLS: COUNCILMAN AVELLA SEEKS TO END DISCRIMINATION

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

Yesterday, New York City Council Member Tony Avella introduced his Department of Education Holiday Display Resolution (Reso. 930/2007).  Avella’s bill calls for a nativity scene to appear alongside the menorah and crescent and star in New York City schools.  Currently, the schools allow only a Christmas tree, a secular symbol of the Christian holiday, to stand [...]

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University of Michigan-Dearborn: Regents Board Contacted

By | June 28th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

In response to a letter from the Catholic League regarding the University of Michigan-Dearborn using $25,000 of student fees to install footbaths for use by Muslims students, many legislators suggested that the board of regents is best able to account for how such money is spent. Bill Donohue sent the following letter to members of the University of [...]

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PARTIAL-BIRTH VICTORY

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 18, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the congressional ban on partial-birth abortion by a margin of 5-4; all five Catholics on the high court affirmed the ban. We predicted—accurately as it turned out—that the bigots would seize on the outcome. "The pushback from conservative Catholics was immediate—even pre-emptive," the New York Times said on its website. [...]

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ROSIE QUITS “THE VIEW”; PROBLEMS REMAIN

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 25, Rosie O'Donnell said on the ABC show, "The View," that she was not coming back next season; she is quitting in June. We are proud that the New York Times credited the Catholic League for playing a major role in taking her down; it cited all the protesting e-mails we triggered. In the week prior [...]

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SCORE ONE FOR OUR SIDE

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue How many times have we been lectured by elites that the U.S. needs to get its laws in line with the Europeans on everything from welfare to the environment? Well, on April 18 our laws moved in a European direction, but the elites weren't applauding. That's because the U.S. Supreme Court moved the [...]

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HITLER’S PLAN TO KIDNAP THE POPE

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

by Dan Kurzman As soon as Italian dictator Benito Mussolini was ousted from power on July 25, 1943, Adolf Hitler began hatching a plan to kidnap Pope Pius XII and plunder the Vatican. Clearly, the Fuehrer thought, the "Jew-loving" pope had encouraged King Victor Emanuel II and some rival fascist leaders to overthrow his Italian puppet. [...]

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GIULIANI CLARIFIES NOTHING ON ABORTION

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In 1960, Catholic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy went to Houston to clarify his position on church and state. On May 11, Catholic presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani spoke in Houston to clarify his position on abortion. Kennedy succeeded in assuaging the fears of his skeptics. Giuliani failed.  From the Associated Press report on Giuliani's speech, it [...]

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ARCHBISHOP TAKES A STAND; MEDIA GO NUTS

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Pop singer Sheryl Crow performed in St. Louis at an April 28 benefit concert for the Bob Costas Cancer Center at Cardinal Glennon Children's Medical Center. St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke,  chairman of the board of governors of the Cardinal Glennon Children's Foundation (which raises money for the Medical Center), resigned from the board to protest [...]

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MAKING RELIGION A CAMPAIGN ISSUE

By | June 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

There is a game being played in this presidential campaign about religion, but the players are not the candidates—the culprits are the pundits and activists. It started on May 3, when Chris Matthews asked Governor Mitt Romney during MSNBC's Republican presidential debate, "What do you say to Roman Catholic bishops who would deny communion to elected [...]

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