Monthly Archives: August 2007

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PRESS CONFERENCE: RALLY OVER KHALIL GIBRAN SCHOOL

By | August 31st, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 he is joining the rally: “There are several reasons why the [...]

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Mother Teresa as Seen Through the Eyes of a Rabbi

By | August 30th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

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 letters” is a reflection of the [...]

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NEWSPAPERS SELF-CENSOR MUSLIM CARTOONS

By | August 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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Hitchens Still Doesn’t Get It

By | August 24th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

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 severe “dark night of the soul” that haunted [...]

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

By | August 24th, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

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 thousands of Louisiana Protestants. He has referred to Protestant religions as scandalous, depraved, selfish [...]

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Gay-Bashing Heroine

By | August 21st, 2007|Categories: Chatterbox...|

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 [...]

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

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

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 the following words across the screen: [...]

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CNN COVERS RELIGIOUS WARRIORS

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

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 correspondent. And now they [...]

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CATHOLIC JUDGE BASHED BY DUI LAWYER

By | August 16th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

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 is still at [...]

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CRUDE NYC BILLBOARD PROMOTES ABORTION

By | August 15th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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