The Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion, and its endorsement of the pro-marriage resolution in California, Proposition 8, has triggered an avalanche of criticism, much of it vitriolic. Here is a sampling: · The National Catholic Reporter blasts all the bishops—“Not one among the bishops has had the courage”—to take on pro-life Catholics who have allegedly “distorted” the abortion issue [...]
On election day, Californians will vote on Proposition 4, a measure that requires minors to obtain parental notification before an abortion is performed; there is a provision for judicial override in unusual circumstances. Some of those opposed have engaged in Catholic bashing. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses this issue today: “Some of the Catholic bashing [...]
The videos depicting various desecrations of the Eucharist by the person calling himself 'fsmdude' have been removed from YouTube. Over forty videos were voluntarily taken down by 'fsmdude'. He did this after YouTube responded to the Catholic League's demand for action by age-gating his videos and placing a warning on the website for those trying to access his videos.
A columnist for Media Matters, Eric Boehlert, posted a piece on October 25 criticizing an article by Katherine Kersten in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that took senatorial hopeful Al Franken to task for promoting anti-Catholicism. Here is a sampling of Franken’s virulent anti-Catholicism: · He has mocked the Eucharist · He has ridiculed the crucifixion of Jesus · He has slandered all [...]
Two deceitful letters were published in the Washington Post on October 25. The first one, by Jon O’Brien of Catholics for Choice, said that “In Catholic theology there is room for the acceptance of policies that favor access to the full range of reproductive health options, including contraception and abortion.” This is a lie. The Catholic Church has [...]
The internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island because the town of Patchogue decided to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade: This year it decided to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Grucci vice president Phil Butler, a vocal critic [...]
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and vice presidential candidate Joseph Biden recently misrepresented the Church’s teaching on abortion, drawing fire from more than two dozen bishops. Their obstinacy in the face of criticism only emboldened more bishops to take issue with them. Tom Brokaw asked Pelosi on “Meet the Press” to comment on when life begins. Here [...]
Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin’s religion has come under severe scrutiny. Unfortunately, some of the coverage has been downright unfair. Baptized Catholic, Palin was raised in a Pentecostal church; since 2002, she has been a member of a non-denominational Christian church. She garnered the attention of the secular media when she urged the faithful to [...]
William A. Donohue After George W. Bush won reelection in 2004, it was disclosed that “values voters” played a major role in defeating the Democrats. More than any other issue, it was abortion that proved decisive: the “values voters” preferred the pro-life position of the Republican Party. It didn’t take long before some Democrats, especially Catholics [...]
Some of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's fellow congressmen, who are pro-life and Catholic, responded to her statements about the Catholic Church's teachings concerning when life begins. Please click here to read their correspondence to her.