HOUSE CHAPLAIN SELECTION DEMANDS FULL DISCLOSURE

Last week, Rep. John D. Dingell wrote to the Speaker of the House, Rep. Dennis Hastert, calling for the full release of all records, transcripts and other materials relating to the selection of the new House Chaplain. The selection process has been questioned by the Catholic League, and others, because some of the comments made by those involved in... [Read more...]

“DATELINE” DUMPS ON CATHOLICS AT CHRISTMAS

On December 21, the NBC show “Dateline” did a segment on a mental institution in Quebec (St. Julien’s) that was operated by the Catholic Church in the first half of this century. Some of those who were assigned there were reportedly abused by the nuns who ran the facility. Catholic League president William Donohue did not question the... [Read more...]

NEW YEAR’S GIFT FOR BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART

In recognition of the closing of the “Sensation” exhibit on January 9, the Catholic League has bought a New Year’s gift for Brooklyn Museum of Art director Arnold Lehman. The gift is an extra-large pooper scooper and a package of ten hypo-allergenic disposable latex gloves; they are to be used to dismantle the dung from Chris Ofili’s... [Read more...]

VERMONT SUPREME COURT SENDS MESSAGE TO FAITHFUL

The Vermont Supreme Court ruled today that gay couples are entitled to the same benefits and protections as married couples. Just one week ago, on December 13, the U.S. Supreme Court let stand a decision by the Vermont Supreme Court—made in November—that bars state tuition payments for children attending religious schools; state subsidies to private... [Read more...]

BROOKLYN MUSEUM OFFICIALS STILL DON’T GET IT

Yesterday’s defacement of the disputed canvas, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, was greeted as follows by Catholic League president William Donohue: “The Catholic League takes great delight in mounting a protest against the Brooklyn Museum of Art for sponsoring a cruel, obscene and blasphemous exhibition, ‘Sensation.’... [Read more...]

THREE TV SHOWS THIS WEEK RIP CATHOLICS

Three network television shows this week featured lines that were offensive to Catholics. In the December 13 episode of the CBS sitcom, “Becker,” there was a segment about a Christmas pageant that revolved around Joseph and Mary. Dr. Becker, played by Ted Danson, at one point told the man dressed as Joseph, “You told the ‘Virgin... [Read more...]

ROLE OF RELIGION IN PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN

The mention of Christ’s name in Monday night’s Republican presidential campaign has triggered a national conversation on the role of religion and politics. Catholic League president William Donohue, who will address this issue on tonight’s edition of Hardball with Chris Matthews (MSNBC), made the following remarks today: “Surely there... [Read more...]

RASH OF ANTI-CATHOLIC ADS IN MAJOR NEWSPAPERS

In the space of one week, four anti-Catholic ads were run in major American newspapers. All of the ads were sponsored by the Eternal Gospel Church of Seventh-Day Adventists (a splinter group from the Seventh-Day Adventists). The ads identify the Catholic Church as the “WHORE” and the “BEAST,” and charge the Holy Father with breaking... [Read more...]

ANOTHER CATHOLIC-BASHING MOVIE?

There is a new movie that is being filmed in Jerusalem that is of interest to the Catholic League. “The Body” stars Antonio Banderas and revolves around the story of an Israeli archeologist who finds the body of Christ. In response, the Vatican dispatches a priest to the Holy Land to investigate her claim. His encounter with the young woman... [Read more...]

REPUBLICANS CAN’T SHAKE ANTI-CATHOLIC LEGACY

The quest for a new House chaplain began in June when an 18-member committee of Republicans and Democrats (evenly split) sifted through more than 40 resumes. After interviewing 17 candidates, and selecting six as semifinalists, the top three names were submitted to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, House Majority Leader Dick Armey and House Minority Leader... [Read more...]