“MADtv” INDULGES IN PRIEST BASHING

The opening skit on the Saturday, September 28, episode of “MADtv” depicted priests as child molesters.  They were shown acting in a lewd manner towards boys in a cabin.  One of the lines in a song sung by the priests was, “We’ll just get switched to another parish.” The priests stripped off their clothes wearing only bikini underwear and... [Read more...]

DNC PLAYS SHELL GAME WITH CATHOLICS

Over the past month, the Catholic League has been engaged in a campaign to persuade the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to drop its support for an anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC); the DNC website lists CFFC on its links page. The league’s campaign has consisted of a series of ads placed in national Catholic weekly... [Read more...]

HOUSE BILL ON ABORTION RESTRICTIONS WELCOMED

The House of Representatives passed a bill today, 229-189, that would allow those hospitals and insurance companies that refuse to perform or pay for abortions to do so without penalties; they may maintain access to Medicare and other federal funding. This obviously has grave implications for Catholic hospitals. Catholic League president William Donohue... [Read more...]

COLUMBIA PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE IS INADEQUATE

Catholic League president William Donohue dismissed as inadequate the response given by Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger in the wake of the anti-Catholic incident that occurred on September 21 at a Fordham-Columbia football game.  Donohue sent a letter today to the presidents of select New York-area colleges and to the presidents of all... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC-BASHING EPISODE AT FORDHAM-COLUMBIA FOOTBALL GAME

Fordham University’s football team played at Columbia University on September 21.  During the half-time show, Columbia’s game announcer shouted, “Fordham’s tuition is going down like an altar boy.”  The crowd loved it. Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement on the episode today: “Columbia’s president... [Read more...]

SECOND AD AGAINST DNC APPEARS THIS WEEKEND

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the Democratic National Committee (DNC): “Last week, we ran an ad in the National Catholic Register against the DNC.  Now we are running the ad again, only this time it will appear in the September 22 edition of Our Sunday Visitor; it is another influential... [Read more...]

DISNEY BOARD OF DIRECTORS TO MEET: REQUEST MADE TO SEVER TIES WITH MIRAMAX

Catholic League president William Donohue sent a letter today by overnight mail to the 16 members of Disney’s board of directors. They will meet on Tuesday, September 24. An excerpt is printed below: Since the mid-1990s, Miramax has been associated with four Catholic-bashing movies: “Priest”; “Butcher Boy”; “Dogma”; and “40 Days and... [Read more...]

CHRISTOPHER REEVE APOLOGY ACCEPTED

Actor Christopher Reeve has issued an apology to Catholics for his remarks implying that President Bush and the Catholic Church conspired to obstruct research governing stem cells and therapeutic cloning.  The Catholic League criticized Reeve yesterday for his comments.  League president William Donohue addressed Reeve’s statement today: “It... [Read more...]

DNC SPOKESMAN DEFENDS ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK: CAMPAIGN AGAINST DNC ESCALATES

Bill Buck, a spokesman for the Democratic National Committee (DNC), is now defending the link between the DNC and a notoriously anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC).  In an interview he granted to the National Catholic Register, a weekly Catholic newspaper, Buck said there was nothing anti-Catholic about listing CFFC on the DNC’s... [Read more...]

MUSEUM OF SEX IS A MUSEUM OF SMUT

On September 23, the Museum of Sex will open in New York.  Catholic League president William Donohue has a few words to say about it: “A more apt name for the Museum of Sex (MoSex) would be Museum of Smut (MoSmut).  Not for nothing has the New York State Board of Regents refused to recognize its legitimacy, saying that its name makes ‘a mockery... [Read more...]

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