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“THE VIEW” GIRLS GET ANGRY
December 23rd, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s episode [click here] of “The View”:   Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have been bashing the Catholic Church relentlessly over the past several years, all with the blessings of Barbara Walters, the show’s co-producer. Yesterday, the gals were at it... [Read more...]


PRO-ANT CRAWLERS SET TO MARCH
December 17th, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a demonstration this Sunday protesting the Smithsonian’s withdrawal of the video showing ants on the crucifix:   The pro-ant crawlers have convened meetings from Los Angeles to London; they have pulled funding from the Smithsonian (e.g., the Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation); they have arranged... [Read more...]


MINNESOTA DEMS EXPLAIN MAILER
December 15th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

A week before Election Day, a mailer by the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party (DFL) of Minnesota came under fire for its allegedly anti-Catholic contents. Pictured on one side of the mailer was a priest, shown from his Roman collar down, wearing a button which said, “Ignore the Poor”; on the other side there is a statement critical of Dan Hall, a Protestant... [Read more...]


NEW YORK TIMES TWEAKS CATHOLICS
December 15th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

Recently, a blog post published by New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan  received a great deal of attention. Dolan called out the New York Times for its “gushing” reviews of an art exhibit by ACT UP that features a picture of the late John Cardinal O’Connor resembling a condom (pictured beside him), with the inscription, “Know Your Scumbag.”... [Read more...]


“BOARDWALK EMPIRE” REACHES NEW LOW
December 15th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

On a recent episode of the HBO series “Boardwalk Empire,” a gratuitous cheap shot was taken at Catholics. The scene that outraged Catholics all over, was the one in which a group of men were watching a silent film in which a nun is having sex. There is something pernicious about Hollywood’s non-stop assault on Catholicism. The shot of a nun on... [Read more...]


WARHOL FOUNDATION SCOLDS SMITHSONIAN
December 14th, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to a letter written yesterday by Joel Wachs, president of the Andy Warhol Foundation, to Smithsonian Secretary Wayne Clough:   The Warhol Foundation is threatening to cut funding to the Smithsonian unless the vile video of ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross is restored. Its president, Joel Wachs,... [Read more...]


DUPLICITY MARKS WASHINGTON POST
December 3rd, 2010 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on today’s editorial in the Washington Post: On November 30, I issued a news release objecting to a vile video that showed large ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross. What mattered more than the video was its venue: it was part of a Smithsonian exhibition, an institution that would collapse... [Read more...]


“House” Transcript, November 22, 2010
November 23rd, 2010 |

The November 22, 2010 episode of “House” was about a man named Ramon Silva, who “made a deal with God” that if he nailed himself to a cross every year, his daughter would be cancer free.  On the fourth anniversary of his annual crucifixion, he started spitting up blood from the mouth, and was admitted to a hospital: Patient: When Marissa [his... [Read more...]


RESPONSE TO CNN DOCUMENTARY ON THE POPE
November 15th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Essay

Bill Donohue The CNN documentary, “What the Pope Knew,” which aired September 25, deserves a response. The program begins with music and graphics that set the tone: those who think Pope Benedict XVI has been adept at combating priestly sexual abuse must realize that there is “a darker, more complicated story.” Dark, yes, but from CNN’s perch,... [Read more...]


VIRTUES FOR EVERYONE
November 15th, 2010 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Laura E. Finnegan A Guy’s Guide to the Good Life: Virtues for Men by Robert Lockwood. St. Anthony Messenger Press, 2009. We are all looking for answers to the same, age-old questions: how can I live my life better? How can I be a better person? It seems we have found a short, enjoyable, and educational volume of suggestions. In Robert Lockwood’s... [Read more...]