On May 26, the Catholic League will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. outside the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway and 46th Street in New York City. The press conference will address the vile assault on Mother Teresa that Showtime aired this week in its “Holier Than Thou” episode of Penn and Teller; Showtime is owned by Viacom.
The timing and venue of the press conference is intentional: at 2:00 p.m., the 2005 Annual Meeting of Stockholders of Viacom will begin.
Catholic League president William Donohue wrote a news release today that explains the seriousness of this issue. A tape of select portions of this Nazi-like assault on Catholicism, and on the person the show calls “Mother F—king Teresa,” will be sent to many interested parties throughout the nation, including the bishops of every diocese in the United States.
Donohue, who will be joined by some Catholic League staff members, will answer any questions following a few remarks. Copies of today’s Catholic League news release on this subject, “Mother F—king Teresa—Courtesy of Viacom,” will be distributed to Viacom shareholders as they enter the hotel. We have notified the police of this event.