ROGUE CATHOLICS UNWELCOME IN DETROIT
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Detroit Archbishop Allen H. Vigneron’s rebuff of this weekend’s meeting of the American Catholic Council at Detroit’s Cobo Hall:
It is with good reason that Archbishop Vigneron has warned local priests and deacons not to participate in the American Catholic Council event: many of... [Read more...]
VATICAN AND U.S. DIFFER ON GAY RIGHTS
In Geneva, representatives from the Holy See and the U.S. recently differed on the need for a declaration protecting homosexual rights. The Obama administration introduced a declaration that pledged to end discrimination against homosexuals around the world. But a Vatican spokesman noted that the language of the statement is problematic.
In December... [Read more...]
BOYS LIKE “BOOK OF MORMON
We recently commented on the way critics received the new Broadway musical from Trey Parker and Matt Stone, “The Book of Mormon.”
When Parker and Stone die, the obit page should label them as talented yet cowardly artists. After all, as Terry Teachout said in the Wall Street Journal, it takes no guts to bash Mormons on Broadway. Real men would... [Read more...]
“THERE BE DRAGONS” IS A HIT
Tom Arkin of the Catholic League previewed “There Be Dragons” and found it inspiring. It opens May 6. Here is his review:
Academy-Award-nominated director Roland Joffe’s film, “There Be Dragons,” is a fictional account based on the life of the canonized saint Father Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei.
Roberto... [Read more...]
FABRICATING OPPOSITION TO JOHN PAUL II
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1:
The worldwide reaction to the beatification of John Paul II, from all quarters, is overwhelmingly enthusiastic. But one would never know this if one’s bible were the New York Times. Today, it reported that the beatification “has... [Read more...]
MORE DECEIT FROM VOTF
Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the response by Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) to our April 25 news release:
Charged by the Catholic League at the beginning of the week with deceit, VOTF answers at the end of the week with more deceit.
After being contacted last week by Philadelphia priests about a “survey” sent by... [Read more...]
TIMES SQUARE NUNS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response to two Broadway plays depicting nuns:
“Sister Act” opened on Broadway this week, much to the delight of the New York Times. The script, however, was shallow. We’re being nice. The Times, in characteristic form, was not. Charles Isherwood couldn’t resist throwing... [Read more...]
ARCHBISHOP DOLAN IS A HERO; ANDERSON LIES
Only a couple of weeks after Jeffrey Anderson went after Archbishop Timothy Dolan for his alleged money hiding, the unscrupulous lawyer once again went after Dolan accusing him of covering up sex abuse cases during his time as the head of the Milwaukee Archdiocese.
Anderson is a liar and the media were giving him a free ride. Anderson said he possessed... [Read more...]
LIBERAL RELIGIONS IN FREE FALL
Following the recent publishing of the findings of the 2011 Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches, we commented on them.
Beginning with the work of Dean Kelly in the 1970s, it has been empirically obvious that those religions which have experienced the greatest proportionate decline in membership are generally the most progressive or liberal... [Read more...]
There are many ways of writing an annual report: some organizations list a few major accomplishments, while others provide a tally of incidents or events. We don’t quantify—it’s not easy to do so with qualitative data— but we do offer a descriptive account of the challenges that Catholicism faced in the previous year. Our goal, of course, is... [Read more...]