REPORTS ON PRIESTLY SEXUAL ABUSE WELCOMED

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on the two studies that were released regarding the problem of priestly sexual abuse: “The researchers at John Jay did a fine job.  But it is the men and women of the National Review Board that deserve the plaudits of all Catholics: they had the courage to speak honesty... [Read more...]

SAINT MEL

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the reaction to “The Passion of the Christ”: “We are at a cultural tipping point.  Never has the division between the elites and the masses been more evident.  Many good things are happening: the smack-in-the-face that the public awarded Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake; the public... [Read more...]

PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWS OPENING OF “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST”

On February 25, a press conference will be held following the opening of “The Passion of the Christ.”  Representatives from the New York Board of Rabbis and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights will be there.  They will be at the noon screening at the UA theater on 64th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan; the press conference will... [Read more...]

“PASSION” CRITICS EVINCE NEW PURITANISM

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on how film critics of “The Passion of the Christ” are reacting to the movie: “Having failed to tag the movie as anti-Semitic, those who hate everything about Mel’s masterpiece are trying to convince the public not to see it because it’s too violent.  Alas, there is a New Puritanism... [Read more...]

BUSH EFFORT TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE WELCOMED

President George W. Bush today declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would ban homosexual marriages.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, praised the president for his decision: “President Bush did the right thing by supporting a constitutional amendment to ban marriage between two men or two women.  Just last week,... [Read more...]

“THE PASSION” WOUNDS THEOLOGIANS’ EGOS

 Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today on the wounded egos of theologians opposed to the Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ”: “It’s been going on for some time now, but over the weekend it really broke loose: Catholic, Protestant and Jewish theologians are irate over ‘The Passion of the Christ.’ ... [Read more...]

ATTACKING MEL’S DAD

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on news reports regarding an interview that Mel Gibson’s father granted to a radio show: “The attack on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ is unprecedented in its ruthlessness.  The script was stolen and given to those who could be counted on to slam it; tapes of the film were stolen and distributed... [Read more...]

FOES OF “THE PASSION” CRACKING UP

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way some critics of  “The Passion of the Christ” are behaving: “With the opening of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ less than a week away, it is obvious that some of the film’s critics are cracking up.  For example, gossip maven Liz Smith today echoes ADL chief Abe Foxman’s... [Read more...]

JUDGE RULES AGAINST NATIVITY IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS

U.S. District Court Judge Charles Sifton ruled against the plaintiffs today in the discrimination suit against the New York City Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays”: the policy allows the Jewish menorah and Islamic star and crescent while banning the Christian symbol, the nativity scene.  The Catholic League arranged... [Read more...]

ABE FOXMAN NEEDS A REALITY CHECK

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), met with Vatican officials yesterday.  He urged them to tell bishops around the world to instruct Catholics that Mel Gibson’s upcoming movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” is “Mel Gibson’s version of the gospel,” and not “the gospel truth.”  Foxman described the... [Read more...]

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