HOUSE CHAPLAIN PROCESS ENDS

Rev. Charles Wright has withdrawn his name from consideration as the next House Chaplain and House Speaker Dennis Hastert has appointed Father Daniel P. Coughlin as House Chaplain. Father Coughlin is Vicar for Priests of the Archdiocese of Chicago. Catholic League President William Donohue released the following statement today: “The Catholic... [Read more...]

BRYANT GUMBEL’S PROBLEM WITH CATHOLICISM

Yesterday’s edition of the CBS program, “The Early Show,” featured another attack on Catholicism; it’s the third outburst in less than two months. Joining Bryant Gumbel in this attack was his co-host Jane Clayson, anchor Julie Chen and meteorologist Mark McEwen. Here is a sample of the extended discussion: McEwen: Do you go to church? Gumbel:... [Read more...]

“60 MINUTES” JOINS EFFORT TO DISCREDIT PIUS XII

Last night the CBS show, “60 Minutes,” did a segment on the Vatican’s response to the Holocaust. Catholic League president William Donohue replied today with the following comments: “To trot out John Cornwell to make the case that Pius XII was ‘Hitler’s Pope’ is consistent with the way ‘60 Minutes’ views Catholicism. Cornwell... [Read more...]

BOB JONES JUST CAN’T GIVE IT UP

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release saying that the decision by Bob Jones University to drop its labeling of Catholicism and Mormonism as a cult didn’t go far enough: we called attention to the anti-Catholic remarks still posted on the school’s website. But now president Bob Jones III has issued a statement clarifying what happened.... [Read more...]

SLATE JUSTIFIES ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Slate.com, the online magazine, recently published a piece that justified anti-Catholicism. In reply to an article by Andrew Sullivan in the New York Times Magazine on March 12, Jack Shafer of Slate wrote a piece the same day on anti-Catholicism. “If anti-Catholic bigotry exists in America, it might have something to do with the Catholic Church’s... [Read more...]

BOB JONES MAKES CHANGES, BUT NOT ENOUGH

On March 3, Bob Jones III told Larry King that he was dropping the school’s ban on interracial dating. Now yesterday the school announced that it has dropped from its website the statement that called Catholicism and Mormonism a “cult.” But it still posts other disparaging comments on Catholicism. See www.bju.edu for more information,... [Read more...]

MEDIA GO MUTE ON MONTREAL FASCISM

There has not been one report in the United States regarding an incredible church desecration that took place on March 7 in Montreal. And only one newspaper in Canada, the nation’s newest national daily, the National Post, has editorialized on the subject. Here are the facts as reported in the National Post and the Montreal Gazette. On March 7,... [Read more...]

FLORIDA VOUCHER DECISION ISN’T THE LAST WORD

A state judge today declared the Florida school voucher program unconstitutional. In doing so, the judge put a halt to the first statewide voucher program. The program, put forth by Governor Jeb Bush, was targeted at Florida’s worst schools and allowed parents a voucher of up to $3,389 to send their children to the school of their choice; parochial... [Read more...]

GEPHARDT OFFERS HISTORY OF HOUSE CHAPLAIN PROCESS

In a March 8 letter to House Speaker Dennis Hastert, House Minority Leader Dick Gephardt recounts how the House Chaplain issue unfolded. In doing so, he provides an important service: it is now possible to match what Gephardt has said about the process with statements from Hastert and House Majority Leader Dick Armey. Catholic League president William... [Read more...]

BIGOTED RHETORIC TARS “ABORTION PROVIDER DAY”

Tomorrow, pro-abortion groups around the country will celebrate a “National Day of Appreciation for Abortion Providers.” The day was organized by a radical group called Refuse and Resist! In its website, the organizing group speaks of a “Christian fascist, fundamentalist morality” that has allegedly overtaken the country. It... [Read more...]

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