BLOOMBERG BECKONS FIGHT WITH CATHOLICS

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  When his press secretary, Edward Skyler, was asked about the mayor’s appearance at an event that excludes gays from marching under their own banner, he said, “The mayor believes the best way to change an organization is to do so from within.” Catholic... [Read more...]

NEW ABC SHOW, “THE JOB,” OFFERS OLD ABC ANTI-CATHOLIC FARE

Last evening, the season premiere of the ABC show, “The Job,” depicted a detective dressed as a priest and a stripper dressed as a nun; it was not disclosed until the end that the “hot nun” is actually a stripper.  The “nun” was shown stripping in front of one of the male detectives while three other detectives (two male, one female) watched... [Read more...]

PALM BEACH POST JUSTIFIES ANTI-CATHOLICISM

There was a cartoon by Don Wright that appeared in the January 16 edition of the Palm Beach Post that led to a flurry of complaints by local Catholics.  Many called us or faxed us the cartoon.  The cartoon, available on the newspaper’s online site, shows a woman sitting in a chair pondering what is a cruel caricature of Catholic Church teachings... [Read more...]

NEW REPUBLIC CHARGES POPE PIUS XII WAS “EVIL”

New Republic editor Martin Peretz was quoted in the Jan. 13 Sunday Times of London as saying Pope Pius XII was “an evil man.”  His charge is based on a piece by Daniel Goldhagen in the Jan. 27 edition of the magazine that blames Catholicism for the Holocaust.  Catholic League president William Donohue replied to both men today: “Ask any American... [Read more...]

NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MUTILATES ROSARY BEADS AND DISTRIBUTES THEM TO COLLEAGUES

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Two months ago we called for the Nebraska legislature to censure state senator Ernie Chambers for the anti-Catholic remarks he made when a voucher bill was being debated. Now he’s moved from anti-Catholic rhetoric to anti-Catholic behavior. Yet he remains undisciplined. Chambers’... [Read more...]

NO-NAME ARTIST ATTACKS POPE IN NO-NAME GALLERY

Beginning tonight, Get Real Art Gallery in New York will feature the work of artist Paul Richard.  Besides depicting Jackie Onassis in a Kotex Light Days Panty Liners ad, Pope John Paul II is portrayed with a gerbil. Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today: “I did a Nexis database search on Paul Richard and all... [Read more...]

FUNDING OF NAPA MUSEUM IS THE NEW ISSUE; MONDAVI ENTERS THE FRAY

COPIA officials at the Napa, California museum are insisting that it is “misinformation” to say it has received millions of dollars in public funding; they admit to receiving only a $50,000 grant.  Indeed, the Catholic League has been accused of “lying” about the money.  The league’s protest is directed at a display of figurines that show... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE DONATES POOPER-SCOOPER TO NAPA, CALIFORNIA MUSEUM, COPIA

Featured at an exhibition at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, is a display of figurines that depicts the pope and nuns defecating.  Since the Catholic League protested on January 4, Catholic volunteers at the museum have quit and several local Catholic groups have cancelled events.  But museum officials are justifying the... [Read more...]

FIGURINES SHOW POPE AND NUNS DEFECATING AT NAPA, CALIFORNIA MUSEUM

COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, a museum in Napa, California, is the venue of an exhibition entitled, “Active Ingredients.”  One part of the exhibition shows the work of Antoni Miralda, a Catalonian artist.  In a display that features figurines of famous people, Miralda chose to depict the pope and nuns defecating (also... [Read more...]