NEW YORK BISHOPS SUE NEW YORK STATE

The Roman Catholic Bishops of New York State filed a lawsuit today against New York State for mandating religious institutions to provide prescription contraceptives for their employees. Catholic League president William Donohue strongly supports the lawsuit and explains why: “New York State legislators are to blame for this lawsuit.  Had they acceded... [Read more...]

HATE GROUP CLAIMS TO HAVE CLONED BABY GIRL

Brigitte Boisselier, the head of Clonaid, said today her company is responsible for the world’s first cloned human baby; the company is tied to a religious group by the name Raelian. Catholic League president William Donohue addressed both the cloning issue and the bigotry associated with Raelians: “A woman who calls herself a Raelian ‘bishop’... [Read more...]

LONG ISLAND PASTORS NOTIFIED OF NEWSDAY’S DEFENSE OF BRESLIN’S BIGOTRY AND DISTORTIONS

In addition to sending this news release to those on the Catholic League’s media list, this one is being faxed to all 134 Catholic parishes in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.  Catholic League president William Donohue explained why he is taking this unusual step: “Jimmy Breslin is out of control and Newsday is irresponsible for not... [Read more...]

ATTEMPTS TO SANITIZE CHRISTMAS OCCUR IN PRIVATE AND PUBLIC SECTORS ALIKE

Catholic League president William Donohue today listed recent attempts to sanitize Christmas in both the private and public sectors: Every year on New York’s Park Avenue the Helmsley Building nightly features a huge display of lights in the shape of a cross. This is the first year it has been discontinued. GAP stores on the East Coast have banned... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC HOPEFULS FOR THE PRESIDENCY ASKED TO OPPOSE DNC’S ANTI-CATHOLIC BIGOTRY

Catholic League president William Donohue has written a letter to Democratic hopefuls for the presidency in 2004 asking them to oppose the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) association with an anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC); the DNC provides a link on its website to CFFC.  His letter has been sent to the following:... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights erected a nativity scene today in New York’s Central Park.  Every year the Catholic League obtains a permit from the Parks Department of the City of New York allowing us to put up a manger scene on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  It will be blessed today at 4:00 p.m. by Msgr. John Woolsey,... [Read more...]

CARDINAL LAW’S RESIGNATION

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed what Cardinal Bernard Law’s resignation means to most Catholics: “Most Catholics are greeting the resignation of Cardinal Law with a sigh of relief and sadness.  While no one blames Cardinal Law for the entire scandal in the Church, his departure nonetheless represents an important step towards... [Read more...]

TERRY McAULIFFE’S SELECTIVE INTEREST IN BIGOTRY

Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Terry McAuliffe is calling on Republican leaders to “denounce” the recent statements made by Senator Trent Lott regarding the record of Senator Strom Thurmond. Catholic League president William Donohue shot back today: “There is no question that what Senator Trent Lott said was inexcusable.  But it... [Read more...]

NEW YORK CITY SUED FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION

A lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center against the City of New York, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and another school official challenging the Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays”: the policy allows the display of the Jewish Menorah and the Islamic Star and Crescent while banning the Christian religious... [Read more...]

MENORAH BANNED IN FAIR LAWN, NEW JERSEY; BOGUS RATIONALE OFFERED

Rabbi Levi Neubort’s request to have a menorah placed next to a holiday display in front of Borough Hall in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, has been rejected by the borough council.  Borough Attorney Richard Lustgarten said he was following legal precedent.  He also said that putting up a menorah would open the doors of Borough Hall to “hate groups such... [Read more...]

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