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Media Archbishop Dolan’s Critics Freak Out In November, following the election of Archbishop Timothy Dolan as the President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, critics of the New York archbishop went ballistic. Here are a few examples: NPR was worried that Archbishop Dolan is “overtly conservative,” and Tim Rutten of the Los... [Read more...]


Miscellaneous January 5 Joliet, IL – A large painting depicting the history of Jesus Christ, displayed for the Christmas season, was stolen from a home. January 10 Wilkes-Barre, PA – A student of Kings College was found urinating on the Wilkes-Barre’s city nativity scene. January 13 Tuscaloosa, AL – A statue of Jesus was stolen from the Catholic... [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]

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...]