CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO NASSAU LEGISLATORS: GRANT NO EXEMPTIONS TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD

Excerpts of a letter written today to Nassau County legislators by Catholic League president William Donohue appear below: I understand the Nassau County legislature is considering legislation that would require clergy to report cases of sexual abuse involving minors. Such legislation makes sense but it is incomplete: it needs to be broadened so that... [Read more...]

SANTA FE CHURCHES DID NOT VIOLATE IRS RULES

Americans United for Separation of Church and State has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) to investigate the Catholic Archdiocese of Santa Fe for violating IRS rules governing electioneering by churches. Americans United charges that Archbishop Michael Sheehan violated the tax-exempt status of the Church when he directed Catholic parishes to... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE DUMPS PORN SITE BUT KEEPS ANTI-CATHOLIC ONE

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release on the existence of a hard-core teen porn site listed on the links section of the Democratic National Committee (DNC); the entry that connected the porn site was the Willie Velasquez Institute.  The DNC now says that it was unaware of the fact that this site began moving traffic to an unrelated site... [Read more...]

CBS DRAMAS EXPLOIT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

The October 26 edition of the CBS show, “The District,” was an hour-long drama based on the current scandal in the Catholic Church.  Viewers were introduced to molesting priests, diocesan cover-ups and the like.  It comes on the heels of another CBS show that dealt with the same subject, the October 21 edition of “CSI: Miami.” Catholic League... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE SPONSORS HARD-CORE TEEN PORN

The Catholic League has recently been monitoring the website of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).  At issue is the DNC’s determination to provide a link with an anti-Catholic organization on its website, Catholics for a Free Choice.  In the course of doing so, we have uncovered startling news: the DNC is openly sponsoring hard-core teen pornography. In... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE RENEWS LINK WITH CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE

After deleting Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) from the “links” section of its website, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has reestablished its relationship by adding CFFC to its “Religious Affiliated” section.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this latest move by the DNC today: “Someone at the DNC isn’t too... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE DUMPS CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE

The Democratic National Committee (DNC) no longer lists Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) on its website.  The “links” section of the DNC website was rearranged over the weekend.  There is no more “Catholic” entry, but there is a new category, “Religious Affiliated”; it lists some legitimate Catholic and Jewish organizations and publications,... [Read more...]

NEWSDAY’S SHERYL McCARTHY: CLASSIC BIGOT

Sheryl McCarthy, columnist for the Long Island daily, Newsday, has an article in today’s newspaper that provides a classic example of anti-Catholic bigotry.  Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today: “The Catholic League is mailing a copy of Sheryl McCarthy’s article in today’s Newsday to every bishop... [Read more...]

CBS WEBSITE FOR “CSI: MIAMI” INVITES NON-CATHOLICS TO JUDGE CATHOLICISM

The episode of the CBS show “CSI: Miami” that aired last night revolved around a priest who learns that a boy has been abused by his father (at first the priest was suspected as the abuser).  The priest tries to convince the boy to go to the police, but the boy refuses.  The boy’s mother subsequently kills the priest, blaming him for not protecting... [Read more...]

VATICAN RESPONSE IS JUST; MERITS SUPPORT OF ALL CATHOLICS

The Vatican has decided to appoint a joint commission of bishops, four from the U.S. and four from the Holy See, to revise certain provisions of the policy on sexual abuse passed by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) in Dallas.  The revisions will then be submitted to the U.S. bishops when they meet in Washington, D.C., November... [Read more...]

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