CATHOLICS TURN ON ARCHBISHOP DOLAN
New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan spent his first six months getting to know the priests, religious, seminarians and laity of his new archdiocese. He also got acquainted with the many issues facing him, a daunting exercise for anyone, never mind someone from out of town. By all accounts, he was off to a fast start, winning the admiration, and indeed... [Read more...]
MAJOR NEWSPAPERS BLAST CATHOLICISM
The end of October proved to be a wild time for the Catholic bashers. Perhaps anticipating Halloween, they unleashed a fury. What was most noticeable was the origins of the attacks: they came from the MSM, or mainstream media. Specifically, they came from some of the most influential newspapers in the nation.
On October 28, in the Washington Post blog,... [Read more...]
WHY DOES OBAMA LIKE KEVIN JENNINGS?
In the November issue of Catalyst, we noted President Barack Obama’s selection of Kevin Jennings to be the Director of the Office of Safe and Drug Free Schools. We noted that Jennings is a former drug user, irresponsible teen counselor and a Christian basher.
What we did not know at the time is that he is also a proud member of ACT UP, the homosexual... [Read more...]
THE RESURRECTION AS HISTORY
Life After Death: The Evidence By Dinesh D’Souza. Regnery Publishing, 2009. Order online at www.regnery.com or your favorite bookseller.
Many cultures and religions affirm life after death but only one asserts that someone actually died and returned to life. This claim is made exclusively by Christianity. No one says of Moses or... [Read more...]
ATHEISTS LAUNCH GRINCH CAMPAIGNS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest Grinch campaigns:
This is a lonely time of year for those who believe in nothing. Most, however, manage to get by without lashing out at believers. But not the Freedom from Religion Foundation. Last year, this group took its campaign to Olympia, Washington, and this year the Wisconsin-based... [Read more...]
Partial Transcript of “The View”
Whoopi Goldberg: Now, Congressman Patrick Kennedy said he was asked by a Rhode Island bishop to stop receiving communion because of his stance on abortion. The Church has been sparring with lawmakers about restrictions in the health care bill. But, is this the right tactic to do? To say that you cannot come and take communion? When on one... [Read more...]
Manhattan Declaration: A Call of Christian Conscience
November 20, 2009
Christians are heirs of a 2,000-year tradition of proclaiming God’s word, seeking justice in our societies, resisting tyranny, and reaching out with compassion to the poor, oppressed and suffering.
While fully acknowledging the imperfections and shortcomings of Christian institutions and communities in all ages, we claim... [Read more...]
CELEBRITIES GET A PASS ON SEXUAL RECKLESSNESS
The Catholic League has long suspected that, in many quarters, the outrage over priestly sexual abuse has had more to do with the status of the accused than the crime itself. The evidence became indisputable when we saw Hollywood defend and lionize Roman Polanski and David Letterman. Clearly there is a major difference between the two: Polanski is a... [Read more...]
IS THE MET’S “TOSCA” SACRILEGIOUS?
When Luc Bondy’s version of Puccini’s “Tosca,” opened in late September at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, there was a buzz that the show may be sacrilegious.
Bill Donohue went to see the dress rehearsal the week before it opened, to see if reports were true that at the end of Act I there was an obscene sexual act that took place... [Read more...]
CHURCH’S CRITICS WANT GAG RULE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Getting Nancy Pelosi to accept a health care bill that bans federal funds for abortion was the greatest victory scored by U.S. bishops in a generation. It also unleashed an unprecedented attempt to censor them. Their latest enemy is Geoffrey Stone writing in the Huffington Post.
Stone... [Read more...]