FREEDOM FROM RELIGION FOUNDATION SHOWS ITS HOSTILITY TO CATHOLICISM

The constitutionality of voting in churches will be put on trial this week in a federal court.  A Jewish attorney is challenging the practice as being a violation of separation of church and state.  In support of this position is Annie Laurie Gaylor, co-founder of the Freedom From Religion Foundation.  “Asking a feminist to vote in a Roman Catholic... [Read more...]

ANTI-WAR CROWD EXPLOITS THE POPE

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on how the pope’s words on the war are being exploited by anti-war activists: “It comes as no surprise that the pope is viscerally anti-war.  But he is also no pacifist.  Pope John Paul II has said repeatedly that war cannot be decided upon ‘except as the very last option.’  What he has... [Read more...]

PROTECTING THE KIDS OR GETTING THE PRIESTS? NEW YORK STATE SENATORS CHOOSE THE LATTER

A bill requiring members of the clergy to report cases of suspected child abuse to the authorities passed in the New York State Senate yesterday.  A similar bill is expected to pass the New York State Assembly next week.  Both bills are now almost totally identical, thus making the outcome predictable. Catholic League president William Donohue accused... [Read more...]

CONFERENCE OF CATHOLIC SCHOLARS TO CONVENE AT NASSAU COMMUNITY COLLEGE

An assembly of some of the most prominent Catholic scholars in the nation will meet at Nassau Community College in Garden City, New York, on March 28 and 29.  The conference is being sponsored by the Nassau County Center for Catholic Studies and the New York Chapter of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists.  All events will take place in the College... [Read more...]

BILL O’REILLY IMPLIES POPE IS SOFT ON SADDAM

Fox News Network talk show host Bill O’Reilly last night criticized Pope John Paul II for not having “a position on Saddam [Hussein].”  After commenting on the brutality of Saddam Hussein’s regime, O’Reilly said, “And then the pope sits in Rome and says, gee, this is terrible, but does not throw his moral authority behind removing this... [Read more...]

LONG ISLAND JUDGE OVERSTEPS HIS AUTHORITY

At yesterday’s sentencing of a Catholic priest convicted of sexual abuse, Nassau County Judge Donald DeRiggi said, “The Catholic Church is so vehement in its stand against fornication and homosexuality and adultery, how someone in the church can violate those things is hard to understand.”  DeRiggi, a Catholic, added that priests who can’t... [Read more...]

SPITZER STIFFS CATHOLICS

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer will not march in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Monday.  Catholic League president William Donohue explains why he sees Spitzer’s decision as an insult to Catholics: “Last month, Eliot Spitzer was invited by the Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick to give an address at their... [Read more...]

NEVADA BILL WOULD BREAK CONFESSIONAL SEAL

On Monday, Nevada State Minority Leader Dina Titus introduced a bill that would end the exemption currently afforded in Nevada law shielding priests from reporting crimes of child sexual abuse heard in the confessional.  Titus is responding to a plea by the Nevada Coalition Against Sexual Violence that says its goal is “keeping our kids safe.” Catholic... [Read more...]