HOW ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION FOR CATHOLICS IN MARVEL COMIC BOOKS?

The July edition of the Marvel Comic series, “The X-Men,” tells the tale of good and evil by using Catholicism as a backdrop to the story.  Along the way, many teachings of the Catholic Church are ridiculed.  Among them are the Church’s pro-life position and its belief in the Eucharist as the Body and Blood of Christ.  At one point, the pope... [Read more...]

SUPREME COURT DELIVERS A BLOW TO STEEPLE-CHASING ATTORNEYS

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today, 5-4, that a California law that changed the statute of limitations for some sex offenses was unconstitutional.  The high court ruled that a 72 year-old man who had been charged with committing child sexual molestation almost 50 years ago could not be prosecuted.  At stake were the ex post facto and due process provisions... [Read more...]

ELITES PROMOTE TWISTED SENSE OF MORALITY

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the treatment afforded child porn collectors and how the issue impacts on the clergy abuse scandal in the Catholic Church: “Earlier this month, a defrocked Catholic priest from Missouri was sentenced to nearly five years in prison on charges he possessed child pornography.  Earlier this... [Read more...]

ADL ATTACKS MEL GIBSON

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) yesterday issued another attack on Mel Gibson for his yet unseen movie, “The Passion.”  Catholic League president William Donohue answered the ADL as follows: “In its news release of June 24, the ADL seriously misrepresented the position of the Catholic bishops regarding ‘The Passion.’  It said that it had... [Read more...]

BISHOPS NEED NO LECTURES FROM CONSERVATIVE LEGAL GROUP

Judicial Watch, a conservative legal organization, is upset with the current composition of the National Review Board that has been appointed by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to monitor clergy sexual abuse.  Citing the resignation of Frank Keating as the head of the panel, Judicial Watch objects to having Robert S. Bennett and Leon Panetta... [Read more...]

CARDINAL GEORGE IS RIGHT:

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on what happened yesterday at the conference of U.S. bishops in St. Louis: “Cardinal Francis George of Chicago said it best when he said, ‘What we promised to do a year ago, we’ve done.’  He added, ‘The facts are, the bishops have moved—and they’ve moved dramatically.  To come... [Read more...]

APPEAL TO CATHOLIC CONGRESSMEN: BLOCK RELIGIOUS PROFILING OF BILL PRYOR

On June 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee held hearings on the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  On June 26, the committee will decide whether his nomination should be forwarded to the Senate for a vote.  Catholic League president William Donohue raised some concerns over the process today: “The... [Read more...]

AMA BACKS RESEARCH CLONING

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the decision by the American Medical Association (AMA) to allow research cloning: “What is the purpose of allowing research cloning if not to allow reproductive cloning?  There is no way to gently open the door to therapeutic cloning without opening the door to wholesale abuse.  At a time... [Read more...]

FRANK KEATING RESIGNS

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the pending resignation of Frank Keating as Chairman of the National Review Board; the panel was appointed to address sex abuse by priests and diocesan reforms.  Here is the text of Donohue’s remarks: “Frank Keating’s motives are sincere but his incendiary language has impaired the... [Read more...]

BISHOPS TO MEET IN ST. LOUIS: LESSONS LEARNED SINCE DALLAS CONFERENCE

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops will hold its semi-annual meeting in St. Louis, June 19-21.  Among the items on the agenda is the sex abuse scandal and how the dioceses are addressing this issue.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on some lessons learned since the Dallas meeting a year ago: “The first lesson... [Read more...]

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