ABC SPARES “NOTHING SACRED” BUT CUTS “YOU WISH”

ABC has announced that it is not ordering any more episodes of its new comedy series, “You Wish” (it will allow the show to finish its initial run of 13 episodes).  At the same time, it has just ordered three more scripts for “Nothing Sacred. “ Here’s how the two shows compare in terms of ratings (1 point is 980,000 homes)... [Read more...]

“NOTHING SACRED” BOMBS AGAIN

Last week’s edition of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred,” did slightly better than it did the week before, but it still wound up near the bottom in the ratings.      Only four shows on the four major networks, CBS, NBC, ABC and FOX, did worse than “Nothing Sacred. “  Of the five shows on the major networks that address... [Read more...]

PANIC TIME AT DISNEY/ABC/20th CENTURY FOX

In many of today’s major newspapers (e .g., New York Times, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Chicago Tribune), ABC has a promotional ad for its show, “Nothing Sacred.” It quotes four priests who have made favorable comments about the show. William Donohue offered his thoughts on the ad today: “There are more than 50,000 priests... [Read more...]

“NOTHING SACRED” ABOUT THOSE PRIESTS

William Donohue’s analysis of the fifth episode of “Nothing Sacred” is as follows: “The priests on ‘Nothing Sacred’ are what we call in the real world ‘losers.’  Fr. Ray identifies himself to an old friend as a social worker (Fr. Eric also describes him this way).  This is accurate: he is not a priest.... [Read more...]

LOS ANGELES MUSEUM HOSTS ATTACK ON VIRGIN MARY

The Museum of Contemporary Art is hosting an exhibition by Robert Gober that is a direct attack on the Virgin Mary.  Gober, who describes himself as an ex-Catholic gay man upset with the Church’s teachings on sexuality, has decided to express his outrage by defiling the Mother of God. His work was displayed in September and will continue to December... [Read more...]

CBS SHOW “MICHAEL HAYES” EXPLOITS CHURCH

The October 14 episode of the new CBS show, “Michael Hayes,” featured a confrontation between a U.S. District Attorney and a Catholic priest that had a decidedly ideological twist to it.  The priest is observed and videotaped by the authorities while hearing the confession of a man involved in a terrorist plot. Previously, we learn... [Read more...]

MESSINGER SENDS WRONG MESSAGE TO CATHOLICS

Ruth Messinger, Manhattan Borough President and Democratic candidate for Mayor of New York, yesterday dropped out of the Columbus Day Parade early and did not attend the Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral that traditionally precedes the march.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed the league’s concerns this way: “Standing... [Read more...]

A NOBEL PRIZE FOR ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Yesterday, the Swedish Academy awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature to Dario Fo, the Italian playwright who is most known for his attacks on the Roman Catholic Church.  His most famous work, “Mistero Buffo” (“Comic Mystery”), was branded by the Vatican in 1977 as the “most blasphemous show in the history of television”;... [Read more...]

FOURTH “NOTHING SACRED” ONE OF THE WORST

William Donohue commented today on last night’s “Nothing Sacred.” “The October 9 ‘Nothing Sacred’ was laced with stereotypes and caricatures that fed the political message of this show: the Church’s teachings on abortion are ‘just propaganda to keep women in their place,’ the Church gives its... [Read more...]

STANFORD ALLOWS BIGOTRY TO GO UNCHECKED

Administrators at Stanford University have not disciplined band leaders for last week’s bigoted outburst against the Irish and Catholics.  Last weekend, before the game with Notre Dame and during half-time, Stanford’s band parodied the Irish famine and staged a mock confrontation between a Catholic cardinal and the devil; the Irish were... [Read more...]

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