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ATTACK ON BISHOP FINN

Beginning late October, we rallied behind Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn with vigor: we saturated the community with an ad that the Kansas City Star rejected for political reasons. Indeed, we hit virtually every Catholic church, school and lay organization in the area, along with other religious organizations, public and private schools... [Read more...]


MISCELLANEOUS

MISCELLANEOUS January 20 The president of Al-Azhar, an Egyptian university, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, along with the leading members of the Islamic Research Academy, announced they were breaking off dialogue with the Vatican in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s criticism of Muslim violence against Christians. After he denounced the suicide bombing of... [Read more...]


N.H. REPUBLICANS ARE IN TROUBLE
April 5th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction he has gotten from some New Hampshire Republicans in the wake of the Catholic League protest of Rep. David Bettencourt’s attack on Bishop McCormack:   Never in the nearly 18 years I have spent as president of the Catholic League have I seen more totally irresponsible statements issued... [Read more...]


BOYS LIKE “BOOK OF MORMON”
March 25th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

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...]


VATICAN AND U.S. DIFFER ON GAY RIGHTS
March 22nd, 2011 | Latest News Releases

In Geneva, representatives from the Holy See and the United States differed today 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 at the U.N. Human Rights Council noted that the language of the... [Read more...]


PELOSI LIES ABOUT CATHOLIC SUPPORT
March 19th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today: Last year, when Nancy Pelosi went to see the pope, she was denied the opportunity to exploit him: photographers were not invited into the room for the typical photo session. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI reminded her of the duties expected of public Catholics.... [Read more...]


DESCENT TO THE GUTTER
March 17th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way some are discussing priestly sexual abuse:   Sexual abuse of minors is unfortunately a social problem that touches virtually every segment of the population where adults and minors interact on a regular basis. Nowhere is this less a problem today than in the Catholic Church: the norms it has... [Read more...]


ABUSE PROBE NEEDED NATIONWIDE
March 15th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

Misconduct by government employees is the subject of this news release by Catholic League president Bill Donohue:    On March 13, the New York Times ran a lengthy front-page story [click here], “At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity,” that shows how common it is for state employees servicing the developmentally disabled to abuse residents.... [Read more...]


CONFESSIONAL AID INTRODUCED; MOCKERY AND INSULTS FLY
March 14th, 2011 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

A novel Confessional aid was introduced in February that immediately became the source of commentary, some of which drew a sharp rebuke from the Catholic League. The aid, “Confession: A Roman Catholic App,” was developed to prepare Catholics for Confession [an app is a computer application, or program, that can be accessed via a cell phone and... [Read more...]


NEW YORK TIMES EXPLOITS SMITHSONIAN ISSUE
March 14th, 2011 | Catalyst Online, Features

On January 26, there was a front-page article in the New York Times Arts Section regarding the video that was pulled by the Smithsonian after a Catholic League protest. It was remarkable on several fronts. To begin with, by publishing a large still from the ants-on-the-crucifix video, the New York Times helped to convince the public that our protest... [Read more...]