6,000 LONG ISLAND CATHOLICS SIGN PETITION IN SUPPORT OF BISHOP MURPHY

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the results of the league’s petition drive in support of Rockville Centre Bishop William F. Murphy: “Two months ago today, I issued a news release announcing a petition drive in support of Bishop Murphy.  The results are in: more than 6,000 Long Islanders have signed the petition. ... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER BRANDS MEL GIBSON ANTI-SEMITIC

“I do think Mel Gibson is anti-Semitic.”  According to NewsMax, this is what comedian Bill Maher told radio talk-show host Don Imus today.  Responding is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The character assassins will not stop trying to malign Mel Gibson.  Not that Bill Maher is any stranger to the subject of bigotry—in recent years... [Read more...]

ADL SEEKS TO POISON CATHOLIC-JEWISH RELATIONS

In the September 18 edition of the Jewish Week, Anti-Defamation League (ADL) director Abraham Foxman accuses Mel Gibson of being anti-Semitic.  Foxman also attacked Gibson’s father for saying that fewer than 6 million Jews died in the Holocaust; the ADL leader imputed guilt to Mel Gibson as a result of his father’s remarks. In addition, Foxman... [Read more...]

VATICAN OFFICIAL VINDICATES MEL GIBSON

Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos, an influential Vatican official, has spoken highly of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion.”  After seeing it in Rome, Cardinal Hoyos rejected the charge that it is anti-Semitic.  Indeed, he said it was inspiring: “I felt moments of deep spiritual intimacy with Jesus Christ.”  He encouraged all Catholic priests... [Read more...]

JUSTICE SCALIA’S CATHOLICISM COMES UNDER FIRE

Michael Newdow, the atheist who wants the courts to ban the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, is now seeking to bar U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from having any say in this case.  Newdow’s court filing maintains that Scalia’s public remarks on religion disqualify him from objectively ruling on this case.  The high... [Read more...]

BRIEF BEFORE SUPREME COURT CONFRONTS ACTIVISTS WHO SEEK TO JUSTIFY BIGOTRY

A brief of amici curiae has been filed before the U.S. Supreme Court by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights in the case of Locke v. Davey.  The brief argues that it is unconstitutional for the state of Washington to disqualify a student “from an otherwise available government benefit, only... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BISHOPS OKAY PRO-MARRIAGE AMENDMENT

Leaders of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) went on record today offering their “general support” for a constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman.  The amendment is being pushed by those who want to defeat attempts to codify homosexual marriage in some states. Catholic League... [Read more...]

HOUSE PASSES VOUCHER PLAN FOR D.C.

By a narrow margin, 205-203, the House of Representatives passed legislation today that permits vouchers for poor District of Columbia students; four Democrats joined 201 Republicans in approving the bill.  The Senate will now consider similar legislation. Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “This is a significant... [Read more...]

STEEPLE-CHASING LAWYER LIBELS CATHOLICS

Jay Milano, a victims’ lawyer who is suing the Cleveland Diocese for racketeering, has asked the Ohio Supreme Court to disqualify any Catholic judge from presiding over his lawsuit.  Milano maintains that from the day Catholic youngsters enter a parochial school, they are taught that an attack on their Church is an attack on God.  “We believe... [Read more...]

VICTIMS’ LAWYERS GREASE ADVOCACY GROUPS

Dan Lyons has written an article in the September 15 edition of Forbes magazine detailing how some lawyers for alleged victims of priestly misconduct have generously donated to victims’ advocacy groups. For example, SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) receives more money from Laurence E. Drivon than anyone else ($20,000 last year... [Read more...]

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