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JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS; YAHOO! NEWS COVERS IT UP
June 8th, 2011 | Latest News Releases

On last night’s episode of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the host joked about Rep. Anthony Weiner’s situation with correspondent John Oliver. During their skit, Stewart ridiculed Weiner by sipping frantically on a Margarita, imitating the way Weiner sips from a water bottle.   Stewart then accidentally broke his glass.... [Read more...]


JON STEWART HOSTS BIGOT
November 15th, 2010 | Catalyst Online, Features

Recently, on the “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” atheist author Sam Harris said, “The Catholic Church is more concerned about preventing contraception than protecting child rape. It’s more concerned about preventing gay marriage than genocide.” In his previous book, Letter to a Christian Nation, Sam Harris criticized the Bible for not containing... [Read more...]


JON STEWART HOSTS BIGOT
October 5th, 2010 | Latest News Releases

On last night’s “Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” atheist author Sam Harris said, “The Catholic Church is more concerned about preventing contraception than protecting child rape. It’s more concerned about preventing gay marriage than genocide.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue sounded off as follows: In his previous... [Read more...]


MARTHA STEWART SHOWS CLASS
December 8th, 1996 | Catalyst Online, Features

In our September issue, we ran a story about the book by Tom Connor and Jim Downey,Martha Stuart’s Better Than You at Entertaining. The book was featured as a parody of the work of stylist, Martha Stewart. It also featured several anti-Catholic pictures and commentaries. Reading the last page of the book led us to believe that the book had the blessings... [Read more...]


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RELIGIOUS JOKES DURING RAMADAN
July 28th, 2014 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on recent jokes made on TV about religion: We know that every time there is a Christian holiday, jokes about Christianity proliferate. Ramadan ended yesterday, so it is a good time to see how TV hosts treated Islam over the last four weeks, vis-a-vis Catholicism. Not unexpectedly, Ramadan was not an occasion for jokes about Islam.... [Read more...]


PAPAL TRANSFER

To see the ad, “LEAD US, HOLY FATHER,” that appeared on the op-ed page of the April 15, 2013 edition of the New York Times, click here. Attacks on the pope are a staple of anti-Catholicism. But in 2013, with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, the pope bashers went into high gear. The following is a chronicle... [Read more...]


MEDIA

The following entries are examples of media duplicity or deception. February 13 – 15  ABC News ran a story about a Catholic official from Purcell Marian High School who was fired for rejecting Catholic teachings on marriage and the family. In response, a change.org petition campaign was launched attacking the decision. The petition stated, “I... [Read more...]


The Future Church: Explaining Our Beliefs
March 3rd, 2014 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Rick Hinshaw Michael Coren, The Future of Catholicism, (Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart, 2013) “The future Church must explain why it thinks what it thinks.” In that one sentence Michael Coren encapsulates, in my view, both the essence and the great challenge for the Church and for all Catholics in our mission to teach and evangelize... [Read more...]


TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

William A. Donohue July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman of the board of directors, was chosen to lead the board the year before I was hired. While I may be the face of the Catholic League, we wouldn’t... [Read more...]


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Anti-Catholicism is as ugly as any other form of bigotry, though many do not agree. That is why some bigots are condemned while others are tolerated, if not commended. Generally speaking, it’s the elites who are the problem, not ordinary Americans. Many have an authority problem, and often their issues revolve around sexuality. In their eyes, if the... [Read more...]