The Fox News Channel website has an article today by Roger Friedman that takes Mel Gibson to task for selectively distributing “The Passion of the Christ.” After detailing where the movie will be shown, he then says Gibson “consciously created a divisive atmosphere for the presentation of his film.” He also charges, “All this seems designed... [Read more...]IS MEL AN ANTI-SEMITE?
Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way ADL national director Abraham Foxman has handled questions on Mel Gibson’s alleged anti-Semitism: “Foxman is an Orwellian genius at having it both ways. When directly asked whether Mel is an anti-Semite, he never says he is. But then Foxman proceeds to indict him anyway. ... [Read more...]LAST-DITCH ATTEMPT TO SMEAR BISHOP MURPHY
Laura A. Ahearn is holding a press conference today in Stony Brook, Long Island, the purpose of which is to charge Rockville Centre Bishop William F. Murphy of conspiring to squash a criminal investigation of child sexual abuse. Ahearn, director of Parents for Megan’s Law, says she spent a week in Boston researching Bishop Murphy’s role in the... [Read more...]WILL JEWS BE ASSAULTED AFTER “THE PASSION”?
Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following reply to the question posed in this news release: “After the Mel Gibson movie, ‘The Passion of the Christ,’ opens on February 25, some are saying that Jews may be attacked by Christians. No one has raised the specter of violence more than ADL director Abraham Foxman. On January... [Read more...]AN OPEN LETTER TO THE JEWISH COMMUNITY
In response to the demagogic remarks made by some critics of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ,” Catholic League president William Donohue has written “An Open Letter to the Jewish Community.” The six-page missive offers Donohue’s thoughts on the anti-Christian remarks of ADL director Abraham Foxman and others. The letter... [Read more...]CATHOLIC LEAGUE ISSUES SPECIAL REPORT – SEXUAL ABUSE IN SOCIAL CONTEXT: CATHOLIC CLERGY AND OTHER PROFESSIONALS
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has released a special report on sexual abuse; it has been sent to every bishop in the U.S. and to many in the media. The report, “Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Catholic Clergy and Other Professionals,” was written by Catholic League president William A. Donohue. The report was written to facilitate... [Read more...]