VULGAR CATHOLIC HALLOWEEN COSTUMES

October 29, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on this season’s Halloween costumes: There are costumes depicting Jesus, priests, nuns, ministers, rabbis and imams, and most of them are innocuous. But there are two costumes that are vulgar, and, as usual, they are designed to offend Catholics: a priest with an erection and a pregnant nun, often sold... [Read more...]

BLOOMBERG GREASES BLACK MINISTERS

October 29, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article in today’s New York Times on New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his relations with African American ministers: Rev. Calvin O. Butts III has managed to grab “at least $7 million in city contracts” under Bloomberg for his church and non-profits. Rev. Floyd H. Flake is awash in... [Read more...]

MAJOR NEWSPAPERS BLAST CATHOLICISM

October 28, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Last Friday on the Washington Post blog, “On Faith,” English atheist Richard Dawkins said the Catholic Church was “surely up there among the leaders” as “the greatest force for evil in the world.” He labeled the Eucharist a “cannibal feast,” adding that “possession of testicles... [Read more...]

“OPPOSITE-SEX MARRIAGE”?

October 27, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a piece in today’s New York Times by Adam Liptak: When two men want to get married, they call it “same-sex marriage,” but how many of us have heard of marriage being labeled “opposite-sex marriage”? Well, that’s exactly the way the New York Times is playing it. Referring to attorney Charles... [Read more...]

URINATING ON JESUS

October 26, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” the HBO show where Larry David plays himself: Mention Larry David in a word association game and “Seinfeld” rolls off the lips. That show, which David created, wrote and produced, was brilliant. “Curb Your Enthusiasm” is not. Indeed, last... [Read more...]

WHY DOES OBAMA LIKE KEVIN JENNINGS?

October 22, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the selection of Kevin Jennings as Director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools: On September 23, I wrote a news release on the curious moral credentials of Kevin Jennings to be President Obama’s Safe Schools Czar: a former drug user and irresponsible teen counselor, he is also a Christian basher.... [Read more...]

VATICAN DIDN’T LURE ANYONE TO CATHOLICISM

October 21, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Several news stories today maintain that the Vatican lured and bid for Episcopalians to join the Roman Catholic Church. This is nonsense. The opening sentence in yesterday’s Vatican post on this subject said, “With the preparation of an Apostolic Constitution, the Catholic Church is responding... [Read more...]

“THE SIMPSONS” CROSSES THE LINE

October 19, 2009

On October 18, Fox broadcast the 20th episode of “The Simpsons” Halloween special. One of the three stories, “Don’t Have a Cow, Mankind,” was about people in Springfield becoming zombies after eating hamburgers infected with tainted meat. After 28 days, Bart (the son) tries one of the infected hamburgers, but proves immune to the virus.... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES DECIDES THE NEWS

October 16, 2009

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how the New York Times decides what’s newsworthy: The New York Times has a story today about a gay activist who as a counselor learned about a case of homosexual statutory rape, but did not tell the boy to go to the authorities. Instead, he recommended the kid wear a condom. The man who gave this... [Read more...]

PENN & TELLER EXPLODE; CBS AT FAULT

October 16, 2009

The August 27 episode of Showtime’s Penn & Teller program will go down in history as one of the ugliest assaults on Catholics, or any other group, ever to air on television. Indeed, we know of no other show in the annals of television history that has even come close to this one-half hour of unrelieved hatred and bigotry. Because CBS owns Showtime,... [Read more...]

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