OUTLAW D.C. JUDGE CONDONES ILLEGAL PROTEST; LECTURES CATHOLIC CHURCH

On January 30, D.C. Superior Court Judge Mildred M. Edwards convicted three Catholic homosexual activists for unlawful entry and then refused to sentence them.  Her decision not to sentence them was based on her expressed sympathy for the activists. The three were arrested on November 12 for an illegal protest they held in a D.C. hotel. They were protesting... [Read more...]

HSBC: BEACON OF CORPORATE BIGOTRY

HSBC USA has apologized for altering the religious imagery of a fifth-grader’s holiday card submission.  Gregory Paladino, a student at Our Mother of Sorrows outside of Rochester, New York, recently won $1,000 for his school when his card was declared the winner in the HSBC holiday card contest.  But the card the student submitted—showing a dove... [Read more...]

ENEMIES OF RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ATTACK BUSH

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on how the enemies of religious freedom greeted President Bush’s State of the Union address last night: “Religious liberty is meaningless unless it can be publicly expressed.  It is not persuasive to say that religion can be expressed in houses of worship, but no place else, and still maintain... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS GROUPS TO QUALIFY IN FEDERAL EFFORT TO COMBAT DRUG ABUSE

In his State of the Union address tonight, President George W. Bush will make the case that religious organizations ought to be allowed to participate in federal efforts aimed at combating drug abuse.  Specifically, President Bush will propose that Congress provide vouchers to addicts that could be used to pay for services in any drug treatment center... [Read more...]

SEAL OF THE CONFESSIONAL UNDER ATTACK; VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL MEMBER IS RESPONSIBLE

As states deal with the problem of child sexual abuse, some are targeting the traditional priest-penitent privilege that exempts priests from reporting crimes to the authorities.  The latest example is New Hampshire: under a new bill the exemption previously afforded would end.  But in the state of Washington, legislative efforts to address the issue... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH SCAPEGOATED IN “AMEN”

Greek director Constantin Costa-Gavras’ latest movie, “Amen,” opened in select theaters today.  On January 7, the film was previewed by Catholic League director of communications Louis Giovino; he prepared a report on the movie for Catholic League president William Donohue.  The following news release, written by Donohue, is based on Giovino’s... [Read more...]

ABC ASKED TO CANCEL PENN & TELLER AT SUPER BOWL; RECENT ANTI-CHRISTIAN ACT CITED

Catholic League president William Donohue delivered the following letter today to ABC Sports director Howard Katz: Mr. Howard Katz Executive Director, ABC Sports ABC Television Network 47 W. 66th Street New York, NY 10023 Dear Mr. Katz: I am requesting that you cancel the scheduled performance of Penn & Teller during the pre-game segment of the... [Read more...]

WILL THE MEDIA PROBE DEMOCRATS ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM AT NARAL EVENT?

On Tuesday, January 21, the six Democratic contenders for the presidency will appear at a NARAL Pro-Choice America event celebrating the 30th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s decision in Roe v. Wade.  The following day, the actual anniversary date of the abortion ruling, NARAL president Kate Michelman and Planned Parenthood president Gloria Feldt... [Read more...]

KENTUCKY BILL TARGETS THE CONFESSIONAL

A bill was introduced on January 7 in the Kentucky House of Representatives that would end the priest-penitent privilege as it currently exists in the state.  Kentucky, like most other states, respects the confidential nature of the confessional by allowing priests and other clergymen an exemption from mandated reporting laws.  But the new law would... [Read more...]

NEW YORK GAY LEGISLATOR ADVOCATES DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CATHOLIC PRIESTS

Thomas Duane, a gay state senator from New York, declared yesterday that all Catholic priests should be barred from leading a prayer in the legislature. Duane became angry when Albany Bishop Howard Hubbard delivered the legislative session’s opening prayer.  He sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Joseph Bruno demanding that no priest should be... [Read more...]

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