GOVERNORS’ REACTION IS MIXED
We sent all 50 governors a manger scene to be displayed during the Christmas season, and most did not have the courtesy of even replying. As you can see from the above list, we received the best regional response from the South; the worst came from the West Coast.
New York returned the crèche, though the letter we received was entirely respectful:... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS VANDALS RETURN
During each Christmas season, our desks are loaded with stories on Christmas vandalism. This year was no different. Here is a list of incidents that came to our attention:
• Vandals burned the City of Birmingham’s Christmas tree in Alabama.
• The police chief in Middleboro, Massachusetts said he received more reports of theft and vandalism to... [Read more...]
The media love conflict, so it was no surprise that the Catholic League’s response to the American Atheists billboard would generate big news.
What meant a lot to us was the enthusiastic response we received from Protestants: they wrote letters of thanks, sent checks, called to congratulate us, etc. We even heard from Jews who were happy with our... [Read more...]
POPE BLAMES PRO-PEDOPHILIA CROWD
In a high-profile Christmas speech, Pope Benedict XVI chastised priests who have molested minors, saying it had reached an “unimaginable dimension.” He also tried to put the problem in a broader context, and for this he was condemned. The pope said, “In the 1970s, pedophilia was theorized as something fully in conformity with man and even with... [Read more...]
“THE VIEW” GIRLS GET ANGRY
Right before Christmas, the gals on “The View” took to criticizing the Catholic Church about abortion. Bill Donohue set sail a news release, asking our e-mail list to e-mail the show’s executive producer. And boy, did they. The next day, December 23, the panelists went ballistic.
Joy Behar, Whoopi Goldberg and Elisabeth Hasselbeck have been bashing... [Read more...]
MAINSTREAMING MUSLIM BARBARISM
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
The pope pleaded with Pakistan yesterday to abrogate its blasphemy law which allows the killing of those who “insult” Muhammad or the Koran; a senior Pakistani leader, Salman Taseer, was assassinated recently for protesting the death sentence of a Christian woman for the “crime”... [Read more...]
Anyone who seeks to have an impact on the culture is bound to be controversial: it comes with the territory. Moreover, this is not a job for wimps. Judging from the reactions that were garnered in 2010, it is safe to say we made our mark. To be exact, we ignited more than one firestorm, drawing much praise and much criticism along... [Read more...]
In an article posted on TheWeek.com, Democratic consultant Bob Shrum took a shot at Catholic bishops for their opposition to abortion in the proposed health care bill: “Having abetted thousands of priests in molesting children, they’re now set on abusing health reform.”
We called for an apology. Shrum couldn’t... [Read more...]
February 11 – 28
Tampa, FL – The Shimberg Playhouse hosted “Agnes of God,” a play based on the notoriously anti-Catholic movie by the same name. In the play, a novice nun gives birth in a convent and claims that the baby, who is murdered, was the result of a virgin conception.
Hammonton, NJ – The musical “Bare” ran at the... [Read more...]
Business / Workplace
Celebrity Cruises announced that it would no longer have priests on board to celebrate daily and Sunday Masses. We immediately followed up by questioning the cruise line about its new policy. Celebrity replied to our inquiry by saying, “Out of respect for our guests of all religious faiths, Celebrity has chosen to align the religious services... [Read more...]