NATIVITY SCENE IN NYC
The Catholic League’s annual nativity scene in New York City’s Central Park was erected today in a spot just south of the Park: It is on 5th Avenue, between 58th and 59th Street, in front of the Plaza Hotel. Tourists are showing up in droves for pictures.
We deliberately put it in this spot so that everyone who takes the bus down 5th Avenue... [Read more...]
NPR GETS NASTY
Bill Donohue comments on a National Public Radio (NPR) game show, “Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me” that aired Saturday night:
The astute atheists at NPR decided that the Brooklyn Diocese’s outreach program to millennial “hipsters” was worth a few jokes. After all, it’s Christmastime, so why not choose Catholicism for... [Read more...]
CHINA LOVES OUR CATHOLIC SCHOOLS
Bill Donohue comments on China’s embrace of our Catholic schools:
A delegation of top Chinese educators wanting to learn about the achievement of U.S. elementary and secondary schools decided not to visit a single public school district. Instead, they ventured yesterday to West Virginia to learn more about the stunning success of schools in the... [Read more...]
THE LAND OF DIVERSITY AND DISHONESTY
Bill Donohue comments on religious holidays in the public schools:
We are not supposed to say that we are a Christian nation, but everyone knows we are. In 1892, the U.S. Supreme Court explicitly said we were. Atheist Sam Harris knows we are as well, which is why he titled his anti-Christian book, Letter to a Christian Nation. Indeed, 8 in 10 Americans... [Read more...]
“JUDGMENT DAY” AT PLANET FITNESS
Bill Donohue comments on what happened last week at an Orange City, Florida Planet Fitness gym:
A 70-year old man went to his Planet Fitness gym wearing a T-shirt that said, “Abortion Kills a Person.” Although he has worn the shirt many times before, this time he was told to leave. The next day he showed up wearing a shirt that read, “Pray... [Read more...]
BIGOTED LAWYER LOSES
The Supreme Court of Wisconsin recently responded to the 2011 grievance filed by the Catholic League against attorney Rebekah M. Nett. We asked that she be investigated for making stridently anti-Catholic remarks against United States Bankruptcy Judge Nancy Dreher, and others. We are happy to report that she has lost her license for a year.
The formal... [Read more...]
RELIGIOUS CONSERVATIVES UNITE
Alliances are formed on the basis of mutual interests and needs, and the religious conservative alliance is no exception. There were forces external to each religious community, as well as forces within each community, that made the alliance possible. While today Catholic traditionalists, evangelical Protestants, Orthodox Jews, and others... [Read more...]
SYNOD ENDS ON BALANCED NOTE
The Synod of Bishops ended their two weeks of discussion affirming Church teachings on marriage and the family. The bishops also held out the prospect of making some changes when the Synod convenes again next October. The pope will then offer his own thoughts on the subject.
The final report, which was released on October 18, differed from the interim... [Read more...]
FAWNING OVER MUSLIMS
The following article by Bill Donohue was published by Newsmax on October 3:
On September 29, Kansas City Chiefs safety Husain Abdullah, who is a Muslim, incurred a penalty in his game against the New England Patriots for sliding in the end zone after he scored a touchdown; he then bowed in prayer. He is man enough to admit that he was properly penalized... [Read more...]
CONNECTICUT LAW UNFAIRLY BURDENS CHURCH
Bill Donohue recently defended the Archdiocese of Hartford:
• Jacob Doe claimed he was molested in the early 1980s by a priest, Father Ivan Ferguson, who died in 2002.
• Doe had until 1988 to file a lawsuit, but he never did.
• In 1991, the statute of limitations was amended to 17 years.
• Doe had until 2003 to... [Read more...]