“KING OF THE HILL” RIPS CATHOLICISM

On March 17, the FOX cartoon “King of the Hill” featured Mrs. Peggy Hill, the wife of Hank Hill, posing as a nun in order to teach at a Catholic high school.  Below are some of the highlights: Peggy gains her understanding of Catholicism by watching a Spanish soap opera about a monsignor.  This soap opera shows the monsignor shooting a disarmed... [Read more...]

BIGOTS EXPLOIT CHURCH PEDOPHILIA PROBLEM

Over the weekend, comedian Dennis Miller and actor Ian McKellen exploited the Catholic Church’s problem of priest pedophilia by making irresponsible statements about priests in general. On March 15, on “Dennis Miller Live,” an HBO show, the opening monologue by Miller featured a discussion of the problem.  He then said to the audience, “F—... [Read more...]

NEW YORK POLITICIANS SNUB CATHOLICS

New York gubernatorial hopefuls Andrew Cuomo and Carl McCall have announced they will not be marching in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, saying they would only participate when members of a gay group are allowed to march under their own banner.  Meanwhile, Senator Charles Schumer, who has skipped the parade since the flap with the gay... [Read more...]

GAINESVILLE COLLEGE REMOVES OFFENSIVE ART FROM PUBLIC EXHIBIT

On February 28, the Catholic League issued a news release blasting Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, for hosting an exhibit by Pat Payne, “A Look at Violence in Religious and Sexual Imagery.”  The work depicted Jesus being sodomized, mutilated and masturbated. We immediately contacted the school’s president and trustees and... [Read more...]

AMERICAN RED CROSS APOLOGIZES FOR CENSORING RELIGIOUS SPEECH

In a news release March 11, the Catholic League pledged to contact the leaders of over 100 organizations asking them to join us in dropping all support for the American Red Cross.  We did just that—we faxed all of the organizations on our list.  And also we contacted the Red Cross. Our complaint centered on the decision of the headquarters of the... [Read more...]

OVER 100 ORGANIZATIONS ASKED TO DROP SUPPORT FOR AMERICAN RED CROSS

The Catholic League is asking over 100 organizations to drop their support for the American Red Cross.  Specifically, we are requesting the leaders of allied organizations to alert their members to the decision by the Red Cross Orange County Chapter in Santa Ana, California, to stop students from Orange County High School of the Arts from singing “God... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER IS OUT OF CONTROL: ABC OFFICIALS ASKED TO INTERVENE

For the second time in a week, Bill Maher relentlessly attacked Catholic priests on the ABC show, “Politically Incorrect with Bill Maher.”  The show that aired just after midnight last night was one of the worst.  Maher led the attack and some of his guests participated as well.  He exploited the problem of priest pedophilia in the Church in... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S 2001 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The Catholic League’s 2001 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available.  The report offers evidence of anti-Catholicism drawn from events of 2001.  It includes a preface and executive summary by league president William Donohue; the chapters cover various topical areas and there is a sample of offensive cartoons. The chapters cover anti-Catholicism... [Read more...]

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL SEEKS TO TEAR DOWN CHURCH-STATE WALL

Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas F. Reilly has announced an ambitious plan to deal with the problem of child molestation by priests in the Boston Archdiocese.  He proposes to involve his office in the recruitment, selection, training and monitoring of priests.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on his plan today: “On February... [Read more...]

WILL CBS TRIGGER BIGGEST BOYCOTT IN HISTORY?

The Drudge Report website says CBS is giving serious consideration to replacing David Letterman with Howard Stern.  Already some executives are worried that if this move takes place there may be problems with advertisers.  Catholic League president William Donohue confirmed their fears today: “CBS is out of its mind if it thinks it can get away... [Read more...]

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