RELIGIOUS JOKES DURING RAMADAN
We know that every time there is a Christian holiday, jokes about Christianity proliferate. Ramadan recently ended, so it was a good time to see how TV hosts treated Islam over the last four weeks, vis-a-vis Catholicism.
Not unexpectedly, Ramadan was not an occasion for jokes about Islam. Over the summer, four jokes were told about Islam: Bill Maher,... [Read more...]
RELIGIOUS JOKES DURING RAMADAN
Bill Donohue comments on recent jokes made on TV about religion:
We know that every time there is a Christian holiday, jokes about Christianity proliferate. Ramadan ended yesterday, so it is a good time to see how TV hosts treated Islam over the last four weeks, vis-a-vis Catholicism.
Not unexpectedly, Ramadan was not an occasion for jokes about Islam.... [Read more...]
To see the ad, “LEAD US, HOLY FATHER,” that appeared on the op-ed page of the April 15, 2013
edition of the New York Times, click here.
Attacks on the pope are a staple of anti-Catholicism. But in 2013, with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, the pope bashers went into high gear. The following is a chronicle... [Read more...]
The following entries are examples of media duplicity or deception.
February 13 – 15
ABC News ran a story about a Catholic official from Purcell Marian High School who was fired for rejecting Catholic teachings on marriage and the family.
In response, a change.org petition campaign was launched attacking the decision. The petition stated, “I... [Read more...]
The Future Church: Explaining Our Beliefs
Michael Coren, The Future of Catholicism, (Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart, 2013)
“The future Church must explain why it thinks what it thinks.”
In that one sentence Michael Coren encapsulates, in my view, both the essence and the great challenge for the Church and for all Catholics in our mission to teach and evangelize... [Read more...]
TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT
William A. Donohue
July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman of the board of directors, was chosen to lead the board the year before I was hired.
While I may be the face of the Catholic League, we wouldn’t... [Read more...]
Anti-Catholicism is as ugly as any other form of bigotry, though many do not agree. That is why some bigots are condemned while others are tolerated, if not commended. Generally speaking, it’s the elites who are the problem, not ordinary Americans. Many have an authority problem, and often their issues revolve around sexuality. In their eyes, if the... [Read more...]
New York, NY – Rep. Michael Grimm requested that the Empire State Building shine red in honor of the elevation of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to cardinal. Grimm’s request was denied by the owner of the Empire State Building, Anthony Malkin. Similarly, in 2010, the Catholic League petitioned to have the tower of the Empire State... [Read more...]
MEDIA RESPONSE TO VATICAN INQUIRY OF LCWR
Once again, an internal matter of the Catholic Church became fodder for media voyeurs, pundits and talking heads when a number of dissident nuns became the subject of an apostolic visit, announced in April 2012. It was disturbing to read the way some of the Vatican’s critics were trying to defend the indefensible.... [Read more...]
TAMPON NATIVITY SCENE IS A HIT
“Have a holly, jolly, bloody good Christmas with these tampon crafts.” That was on the homepage of tamponcrafts.com: the website offers instructions on how to construct nativity scenes out of tampons, including Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the Three Wise Men. Indeed, it advises the reader to “Gather ‘round the manger for the Christmas Miracle. These... [Read more...]