MILLER MAKES CONCESSIONS; BOYCOTT AND ANTI-MILLER PR CAMPAIGN END

October 31, 2007

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explained today why the protest of the Miller Brewing Company has ended: “From the beginning of the Folsom Street Fair controversy, the position of the Catholic League has been that it was insufficient for the Miller Brewing Company to simply apologize for the misappropriation of its logo on an offensive Last... [Read more...]

Britney’s Confessional Shoot

October 30, 2007

When asked by the New York Daily News about Britney Spears’s latest photo shoot, which depicts racy scenes with a priest in the confessional, Catholic League president Bill Donohue had this to say: “This is all the puzzle pieces coming together. This girl is crashing. She’s not even allowed to bring up her own kids because she’s... [Read more...]

Halloween Hijinks Target Catholics

October 30, 2007

Every Halloween, the ghouls come out of the woodwork. But these ghouls are not supernatural. Rather, they are those who take a fun children’s holiday and turn it into a chance to bash the Catholic clergy. A number of costume stores are carrying two particularly odious getups. Made by Spirit Halloween, a division of Spencer Gifts, the “Happy Priest”... [Read more...]

MILLER’S LATEST APOLOGY REJECTED

October 29, 2007

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on Miller’s apology of Oct. 26: “They either don’t get it or they think we’re stupid. Miller’s latest apology is nothing but a rehash of what it has been saying all along—it limits its apology to the use of its logo on the offensive Last Supper promotional poster for the Folsom Street... [Read more...]

FILM SELLS ATHEISM TO KIDS; MAJOR PROTEST LAUNCHED

October 29, 2007

The Catholic League is calling for a boycott of “The Golden Compass”; the movie opens December 7. It is based on the first book of a trilogy titled, His Dark Materials. The author of this children’s fantasy is Philip Pullman, a noted English atheist. It is his objective to bash Catholicism and promote atheism. To kids. “The... [Read more...]

“ARABIC” SCHOOL?

October 29, 2007

On September 4, Bill Donohue spoke at a press conference in New York City registering his misgivings over a new publicly funded “Arabic” school that opened in Brooklyn. The rally was held on the steps of City Hall and was attended by prominent Catholic and Jewish leaders. The reason for using quotation marks to describe the school is because... [Read more...]

INCIVILITY REIGNS

October 29, 2007

William A. Donohue Entertainment critic Harvey Levin recently tried to convince Bill O’Reilly that the current wave of coarseness in our culture wasn’t entirely new; he made the point that there were plenty of examples of incivility in the 1920s, etc. O’Reilly wasn’t buying it: he replied that back then they didn’t celebrate... [Read more...]

KATHY GRIFFIN OFFENDS CHRISTIANS; PROTEST PAYS OFF

October 29, 2007

After comedian Kathy Griffin used an incredibly obscene expression to slur Jesus [Warning to readers: we have reprinted it], she ran into a firestorm of controversy, thanks to the Catholic League. By the time it was over, her reputation had taken a quick nose dive. The date was September 8, and the event was the 59th Annual Creative Arts Emmy Awards.... [Read more...]

MOTHER TERESA’S FAITH: HITCHENS STILL DOESN’T GET IT

October 29, 2007

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

RABBI KULA EMBRACES MOTHER TERESA

October 29, 2007

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 the book Yearnings: Embracing the Sacred Messiness of Life. “Mother Teresa’s passionate expression of doubt in her recently released ‘dark letters’ is a reflection of... [Read more...]

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