CLERGY VICTIMS GROUP LAUNCHES WITCH HUNT AGAINST PRIESTS IN ERIE, PA

The northwestern Pennsylvania chapter of Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) has embarked on an aggressive campaign, posting signs on the front doors of Catholic schools throughout Erie County urging people to come forward with the names of molesting priests.  Erie Bishop Donald Trautman labeled the unauthorized campaign as “reprehensible.” ... [Read more...]

FLAP OVER SANTORUM SPARKS NY CONGRESSMAN TO BASH CATHOLIC CHURCH; APOLOGY DEMANDED

The controversy over remarks made by Senator Rick Santorum has now led New York Congressman Jerrold Nadler to accuse the Catholic Church of bigotry. Last night on the Fox News Channel show, “Hannity and Colmes,” Nadler said Santorum believes that homosexual acts are a problem.  To which Hannity said, “The acts.  By the way that’s the Catholic... [Read more...]

SENATOR SANTORUM DEFENDS MARRIAGE; ATTACKED BY GAYS FOR DOING SO

U.S. Senator Rick Santorum recently defended the institution of marriage and for doing so has been criticized by gay activist groups.  “If the Supreme Court says you have the right to consensual [gay] sex within your home, then you have the right to bigamy, you have the right to polygamy, you have the right to incest, you have the right to adultery. ... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM ON TRIAL: RELIGIOUS TEST APPLIED TO JUDICIAL NOMINEE

President George W. Bush has nominated J. Leon Holmes to serve as a federal judge for eastern Arkansas.  But his nomination has run into trouble with some Democrats who believe Holmes is too religious. Catholic League president William Donohue explains why the league is strongly supporting the Holmes nomination: “Judge Leon Holmes graduated first... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC-BASHING PLAY OPENS ON GOOD FRIDAY

“The Children of Fatima” will open on Good Friday at Rider University in New Jersey.  Written by Rider faculty member Michael Friel, the plot revolves around a Catholic schoolboy in the 1960s who fears that the world will end when the pope reveals the third secret of Fatima. According to the Princeton Packet, a local newspaper, Friel admits that... [Read more...]

CRITICS OF SEC. PAIGE HAVE A LARGER AGENDA

The recent attacks on U.S. Secretary of Education Roderick Paige have escalated.  But in the view of Catholic League president William Donohue, the attack is really aimed at expelling Christian values from the public square.  He explains why today: “The transcript of the remarks made by U.S. Secretary of Education Rod Paige, in an interview with... [Read more...]

PICTURE OF MOTHER TERESA ON BUS PASS ANGERS ATHEIST GROUP

The Madison Metro System of Madison, Wisconsin, features a picture of Mother Teresa on its April bus pass; the saintly nun was chosen because she made Time magazine’s list of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th century. Protesting this decision is the Freedom From Religion Foundation, headquartered in Madison. The organization’s president... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS TOLERATE ANTI-CHRISTIAN CONGRESSMAN

Democratic Congressman Gary Ackerman of New York has called for U.S. Secretary Rod Paige to resign for expressing his belief that the values taught in Christian schools are superior to those learned in public schools. Failing his resignation, Ackerman has called on President Bush to demand Paige’s resignation. Ackerman has been joined by other Democrats... [Read more...]

EDUCATION SECRETARY SHOULD NOT APOLOGIZE

U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige is being denounced by several organizations and public officials for praising Christian values.  “All things equal,” he remarked, “I would prefer to have a child in a school that has a strong appreciation for the values of the Christian community, where a child is taught to have a strong faith.”  He also... [Read more...]

IS BUSH TOO HOLY TO BE PRESIDENT?

Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed the growing criticism of President Bush’s emphasis on religion: “The role of religion in the life of President Bush is coming under increasing criticism both at home and abroad.  ‘Nowhere does the Bible call for crusades,’ is how German President Johannes Rau replied when asked about... [Read more...]

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