COMEDIANS BARE THE TRUTH ON SEXUAL ABUSE

March 31, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For years, the Catholic League has maintained that priests accused of sexual abuse are treated differently than any other segment of the population. This is especially true when the abuser is a celebrity. Last night, a comedian on “Chelsea Lately,” Joe Matarese, made exactly this... [Read more...]

MACY’S OFFENDS CATHOLICS

March 31, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Macy’s department store is offending Catholics: Why Macy’s would want to pick a fight with Catholics during the Lenten season is not known, but that it has is certain. Here’s the background. This weekend, Showtime will begin airing a series, “The Borgias,” a corrupt... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS REALITY CHECK

March 30, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers a religious reality check based on some news items from today:   Bart Ehrman doesn’t believe in God, which is why he is just the right guy to teach religion at the University of North Carolina. It’s not as though he is uninterested in religion—he likes to study the Bible, it’s just that... [Read more...]

NEWS FLASH: PRIESTS HAVE RIGHTS

March 29, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent attacks on the rights of priests:   In an editorial that is pure boilerplate, the Seattle Times said yesterday that 37 priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese have been allowed to continue in ministry despite a finding of sexual misconduct by a grand jury. But the grand jury did not find anyone... [Read more...]

PICTURE POLITICS

March 29, 2011

There is a story about an abusive Jesuit priest in today’s New York Times. The headline reads, “Suit Says Jesuits Ignored Decades of Warnings About Priest.” There is a large picture of Father Donald McGuire with his hand on the back of a young boy on the day of his First Communion. The caption below says that the priest “was... [Read more...]

MORE HYPOCRISY

March 29, 2011

Leonard Pitts, Jr. is a columnist for the Miami Herald who apparently has been out in the sun for too long. In a column that appears today in the Olympian (Olympia, Washington), he is hot under the collar about the way Muslims are allegedly being victimized by an “irrational panic” (as if there were such a thing as a “rational panic”). Pitts... [Read more...]

BOYS LIKE “BOOK OF MORMON”

March 25, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way critics are receiving the new Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon”:   When Trey Parker and Matt Stone die, the obit page should label them as talented yet cowardly artists. After all, as Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal says, it takes no guts to bash Mormons on Broadway.... [Read more...]

SOUTH DAKOTA: MODEL FOR REDUCING ABORTIONS

March 23, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:   For the past few years, the pro-abortion community has inexplicably said they support “abortion reduction” efforts (it is not clear why they would want to reduce the rates of a procedure they say is non-lethal). In any event, they should now be supporting what is going on in... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC VIEWS ON GAY MARRIAGE

March 23, 2011

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of Catholics by the Public Religion Research Institute:   Do Catholics support homosexual marriage? It depends on how Catholic they are. Those who attend a few times a year think it’s fine (59 percent); those who attend once or twice a month are mostly opposed (only 43 percent support... [Read more...]

PRIESTS AND NUNS MOCKED ON “LOPEZ TONIGHT”

March 23, 2011

On last night’s episode of “Lopez Tonight” a skit was performed featuring a priest who ran a religious-themed strip club, “Bad Habits.” Among the dancers were two nuns in full habit and an altar boy.   Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this show today:   This isn’t the first time George Lopez has gone after the Catholic... [Read more...]

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