2004 – April Releases

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NANCY PELOSI TWISTS CATHOLIC TEACHING

By | April 29th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

  Rep. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, took issue today with those Catholics who are calling for sanctions against Catholic public officials who vote in favor of abortion rights.  Pelosi, who is a staunch advocate of abortion rights, defended herself as follows: “I believe that my position on choice is one that is consistent with [...]

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IS NEWSDAY ANTI-CATHOLIC? VOTE IN CATHOLIC LEAGUE POLL

By | April 28th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Today’s edition of the Long Island daily, Newsday, has an article about critics of Monsignor John Alesandro, pastor of St. Dominic’s in Oyster Bay. Some parishioners have lost confidence in his ability to lead the parish, while others have rallied to his side.Newsday is now running a poll on its website asking the public whether Msgr. Alesandro should [...]

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BLONDIE RETURNS: DEBORAH HARRY “RAPS” THE POPE

By | April 27th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Deborah Harry, the lead singer in the band Blondie, has released a new album, The Curse of Blondie.  In her song, “Shakedown,” Harry raps such lyrics as, “Whatcha got hidin’ in your body cavity?”  She also raps the pope: “I think I’d have a better chance to see the pope I get so bored with this shtick [...]

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR PLEDGE CASE

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 24, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the Pledge of Allegiance case.  The Catholic League, together with the Thomas More Law Center, has filed an amicus curiae brief in support of the Elk Grove Unified School District that seeks to uphold the recitation of the Pledge in the schools.  Challenging the [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHING MARKS ABORTION RALLY

By | April 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On April 25, Washington, D.C. will be the venue of the March for Women’s Lives, a pro-abortion event.  The day before the march there will be a rally in front of the Vatican embassy.  This event is being organized by Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice. Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue [...]

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TWO MONTHS AFTER “THE PASSION”: BODY COUNT—ZERO

By | April 21st, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ”: “Two months have elapsed since the film was released and no Jew has been killed.  Not only have there been no pogroms, there have been no reported beatings, and no reported acts of vandalism associated with the film.  This [...]

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BUSH’S “GOD TALK” OFFENDS NADER, ELITES

By | April 20th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 In Bob Woodward’s new book, Plan of Attack, reference is made to how President Bush prayed “for the strength to do the Lord’s will” when he committed the nation to war.  According to Woodward, Bush did not seek “to justify war based upon God,” but he did look for guidance. In an interview with the Christian Science Monitor yesterday, [...]

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BISHOPS HAVE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS

By | April 15th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to the issue of Catholic bishops exercising their free speech rights in an election year: “Senator John Kerry is getting endorsed by Protestant ministers in African Methodist Episcopal churches and almost no one complains.  But when Catholic bishops discuss what to do about Catholic politicians who never stand up for [...]

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DNC’S NEW WEBSITE DEVOID OF ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK

By | April 13th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On April 8, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) unveiled its new website.  Gone from the site is the links page which directed users to various allied organizations.  Among them was an anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on the new webpage today: “For the past two years, the Catholic [...]

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KERRY CAN’T DODGE CATHOLIC ISSUE

By | April 12th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on Senator John Kerry’s inability to dodge the issue of his Catholicism: “In today’s newspapers, all the buzz is over John Kerry’s voting record on abortion and whether this should disqualify him from receiving Holy Communion.  But this is not Kerry’s biggest problem with the Catholic Church.  The question [...]

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