OPEN LETTER TO AL GORE: CANCEL THE PLAYBOY MANSION FUND-RAISING EVENT

Catholic League president William Donohue faxed Vice President Al Gore the following letter today: Dear Mr. Vice President: On August 15, Rep. Loretta Sanchez, chosen by you to be vice chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is scheduled to hold a fund-raiser to benefit Hispanic Unity at the Playboy Mansion.  News reports indicate that you are... [Read more...]

DONOHUE AVOWS NOT TO SEE “AVOW”

A new Off-Broadway play that insults Catholicism has opened to negative reviews.  “Avow” is the work of Bill C. Davis and it centers around a radical priest who refuses to bless a homosexual union; the priest eventually has his celibacy tested when he falls in love with the sister of one of the gay men (she is pregnant out of wedlock).  Newspaper... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLICISM SURFACES AMONG D.C. DEMOCRATS

The story in today’s Washington Post on the anti-Catholic comments made by Democratic congressman James P. Moran comes on the heels of the anti-Catholic remarks made by Democratic D.C. councilman James Graham. On Wednesday, Rep. Moran lashed out at the Catholic Church for its position on homosexuality.  Rep. Moran was angry that House Republicans... [Read more...]

D.C. COUNCILMAN JIM GRAHAM BAITS CATHOLICS

Washington D.C. councilman Jim Graham has written to Catholic League president William Donohue asking that he “share my concern about the disparaging remarks made by the Pope” during the recent World Gay Pride event in Rome.  Though he was not specific, in an op-ed piece last Sunday in the Washington Post, Graham wrote, “the pope attacked gays... [Read more...]

“SOUTH PARK” REACHES A NEW LOW

The Comedy Central show, “South Park,” has a record of Catholic bashing, but no episode was worse than the one that aired on July 19 (it was repeated on July 22); this episode will be continued on July 26 and July 29.  The basic plot of last week’s show centered around a priest who tells children they will burn in hell unless they confess and... [Read more...]

D.C. COUNCIL SPONSORS ANTI-CATHOLIC INTOLERANCE

The Washington, D.C. Council has passed a bill mandating health insurance coverage of contraceptives without a provision exempting Catholic hospitals and employers on religious grounds.  The bill would mandate that Catholic institutions based in Washington such as the United States Catholic Conference, the Catholic University of America and Catholic... [Read more...]

HOUSE SUPPORTS THE VATICAN’S U.N. STATUS

The U.S. House of Representatives has overwhelmingly denounced an effort to downgrade the status of the Holy See at the United Nations. The House resolution, which passed 416-1 stated, “[the House] commends the Holy See for its strong commitment to fundamental human rights, including the protection of innocent human life both before and after... [Read more...]