PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL

August 31, 2007

PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL Purpose:  To raise serious questions regarding the propriety of opening Khalil Gibran International Academy Participants: Coalition of New Yorkers across faith communities When:  12:15 p.m., September 4, 2007 Where:  Steps of New York City Hall Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why... [Read more...]

Mother Teresa as Seen Through the Eyes of a Rabbi

August 30, 2007

SACRED DOUBT  by Rabbi Irwin Kula Rabbi Irwin Kula, a good friend of the Catholic League, is the President of CLAL—The National Jewish Center for Learning and Leadership.  He is the author of Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life (Hyperion, 2006).  Mother Teresa’s passionate expression of doubt in her recently released “dark... [Read more...]

NEWSPAPERS SELF-CENSOR MUSLIM CARTOONS

August 29, 2007

At least two dozen newspapers refused to run a cartoon last Sunday (the first of a two-part series) because it might offend Muslims; more newspapers are expected to censor the September 2 installment. The cartoon strip that was slated to run on August 26, Berkeley Breathed’s “Opus,” contained a sexually suggestive panel and poked fun at radical... [Read more...]

Hitchens Still Doesn’t Get It

August 24, 2007

In September, Doubleday will release a book by Father Brian Kolodiejchuk calledMother Teresa: Come Be My Light.  Father Kolodiejchuk, the postulator for Mother Teresa’s sainthood cause, has collected the amazing woman’s writings into a volume that shows the intensity of her holiness.  Particularly revealing are the sections that highlight the... [Read more...]

Bogus Claims About Catholic Pol Don’t Wash with LA Protestants

August 24, 2007

As reported by Jan Moller in today’s Times-Picayune, Louisiana Protestants don’t support a television commercial made by the Louisiana Democratic Party.  The commercial accuses Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bobby Jindal of bigotry against non-Catholic Christians.    The advertisement claims that in an article he wrote in 1996, Jindal “insulted... [Read more...]

Gay-Bashing Heroine

August 21, 2007

We pass no judgment on the late Leona Helmsley, but we are amused to find that the same woman who fired two men because they were gay (she settled out of court with the first man and lost in court to the second one), and made numerous anti-gay comments, is viewed as a heroine by two of New York’s liberal columnists. To Gail Collins of the New York... [Read more...]

LOUISIANA DEMS GET IN THE GUTTER: ATTEMPT TO SMEAR CATHOLIC POL

August 21, 2007

A television ad produced by the Louisiana Democratic Party accuses Republican gubernatorial hopeful Bobby Jindal of smearing Protestants; Jindal is Catholic. The ad says Jindal “insulted thousands of Louisiana Protestants. He has referred to Protestant religions as scandalous, depraved, selfish and heretical.” To drive the point home, the ad flashes... [Read more...]

CNN COVERS RELIGIOUS WARRIORS

August 21, 2007

For the next three nights, CNN will air a six-hour documentary on religious fundamentalism in Judaism, Islam and Christianity. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Unlike most of the other network and cable stations, CNN takes religion seriously. They have in their employ Delia Gallagher, an astute and fair-minded religion... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC JUDGE BASHED BY DUI LAWYER

August 16, 2007

Florida attorney Loring Spolter has formally petitioned the U.S. District Court seeking the recusal of U.S. District Judge William Zloch on the grounds that the judge exercises religious bias. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took Zloch’s side today: “If anyone wants to see anti-Catholicism in action, keep an eye on Loring Spolter—the man... [Read more...]

CRUDE NYC BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

August 15, 2007

There is a billboard on Manhattan’s West Side Highway, at 44th Street and 12th Avenue, that shows a large wire hanger with the inscription, “Your closet space is shrinking as fast as her right to choose.” The ad was placed by Manhattan Mini Storage, owned by Edison Properties. Catholic League president Bill Donohue spoke to this issue today: “New... [Read more...]

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