NANCY PELOSI TWISTS CATHOLIC TEACHING

  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 my Catholic... [Read more...]

IS NEWSDAY ANTI-CATHOLIC? VOTE IN CATHOLIC LEAGUE POLL

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... [Read more...]

BLONDIE RETURNS: DEBORAH HARRY “RAPS” THE POPE

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 and his mini-minute d— And... [Read more...]

SUPREME COURT TO HEAR PLEDGE CASE

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 school district is Michael... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BASHING MARKS ABORTION RALLY

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 today: “No pro-abortion... [Read more...]

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

 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 is true... [Read more...]

BUSH’S “GOD TALK” OFFENDS NADER, ELITES

 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,... [Read more...]

BISHOPS HAVE FREE SPEECH RIGHTS

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... [Read more...]

DNC’S NEW WEBSITE DEVOID OF ANTI-CATHOLIC LINK

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... [Read more...]

KERRY CAN’T DODGE CATHOLIC ISSUE

 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... [Read more...]

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