REACTION TO MEL GIBSON’S FILM REACHES HYSTERICAL LEVEL

The Catholic League has learned that New York State Assemblyman Dov Hikind has planned a press conference tomorrow to demand that 20th Century Fox not distribute Mel Gibson’s film “The Passion.”  Hikind asserts that the film “resurrects the age-old canard of deicide,” flouting the Vatican’s 1965 declaration Nostra Aetate, which denied... [Read more...]

SCHWARZENEGGER HIRES CATHOLIC FOE

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Republican candidate for Governor of California, has hired Warren Buffett as his financial advisor.  Catholic League president William Donohue expressed his concerns about this appointment today: “Warren Buffett is one of the most lavish donors to the nation’s most anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC). ... [Read more...]

“OPIE AND ANTHONY” A YEAR LATER: CATHOLIC LEAGUE HAS THE LAST LAUGH

On August 15, 2002, a Virginia couple had sex in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral in front of men, women and children on a holy day of obligation for Catholics.  It was part of a contest arranged by radio talk-show hosts “Opie and Anthony.”  A detailed description of the sexual encounter was broadcast by a WNEW staffer over the air. Without... [Read more...]

DEMS FAIL TO SHED ANTI-CATHOLIC TAG

Over the past few months, the Catholic League, along with many others, has made the charge that Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee have subjected Catholic nominees to the federal bench to a de facto religious test.  Not all Catholics—just those who accept the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion.  Those Democrats include Senator... [Read more...]

CBS: CATHOLIC BASHING SYSTEM

On August 8, Catholic League president William Donohue registered a complaint with Jim Murphy, executive producer of CBS Evening News, regarding a CBS report that sought to tie the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church to a 1962 Vatican document.  On August 11, Murphy responded to Donohue.  Below is the text of Donohue’s letter that is being... [Read more...]

ADL ATTACK ON “THE PASSION” IS UNFAIR

A representative from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), Rabbi Eugene Korn, attended a private screening of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion,” on August 8 in Houston.  On August 11, Abraham Foxman, ADL national director, issued a news release on the film.  He said the movie “will fuel hatred, bigotry and anti-Semitism.”  Foxman also charged,... [Read more...]

CBS TAKES THE BAIT OF VICTIMS’ LAWYERS

Yesterday, the Catholic League charged CBS with unfairly maligning the Catholic Church over a 1962 Vatican document on priestly sexual misconduct.  Last evening, Catholic League president William Donohue told CNN’s Paula Zahn he would ask CBS to conduct an internal investigation into this matter.  Today, he explains why he is writing to CBS Evening... [Read more...]

CBS GUILTY OF UNFAIRLY MALIGNING VATICAN

On the CBS Evening News of August 6, it was reported that the Vatican issued a document in 1962 that “lays out a church policy that calls for absolute secrecy when it comes to sexual abuse by priests—anyone who speaks out could be thrown out of the church.”  Immediately, Larry Drivon, a lawyer who represents those allegedly victimized by priests,... [Read more...]

PATRICK KENNEDY SLAMS CATHOLIC CHURCH

An article in today’s Providence Journal quotes Congressman Patrick J. Kennedy as saying the following about the Vatican’s recent statement on homosexual marriages: “I see the policy of opposing same-sex marriages or unions, whatever you call it, as bigotry or discrimination.” Catholic League president William Donohue took aim at Kennedy’s... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS TEST FOR CATHOLIC JUDGES REMAINS

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed today remarks by Senator Richard Durbin claiming that the Senate Judiciary Committee does not discriminate against Catholics: “It was reported in the Washington Times on August 1 that Senator Richard Durbin ‘listed three Catholics active in pro-life and Catholic causes who have been confirmed... [Read more...]

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