MEDIA SPIN OVER “THE PASSION”

Here is what Catholic League president William Donohue said today about the way the media are spinning the furor over “The Passion of the Christ”: “In today’s Los Angeles Times, it says there are ‘some conservative Catholics’ who like ‘The Passion.’  The next sentence describes me as the ‘president of the conservative Catholic League... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD PLAY ATTACKS GAY PRIESTS

“A Comfortable Truth: The Story of a Boy and His Priest” opened January 24 in the West Hollywood Lee Strasberg Creative Center; it runs through February 22.  The play’s website says the work addresses “the controversial subject of juvenile molestation in the Church.” Written and directed by Mark Kemble, and produced by David Lee Strasberg,... [Read more...]

DEMAND FOR “THE PASSION” TICKETS EXPLODES

Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comments today on ticket sales for “The Passion of the Christ”: “On p. 2 of the current edition of our monthly journal, Catalyst, we invite Catholic League members to buy advance tickets to ‘The Passion of the Christ.’  We bought 1200 tickets and are subsidizing the cost, charging... [Read more...]

CRITICS OF “THE PASSION” PLAY DIRTY CRITICS OF “THE PASSION” PLAY DIRTY

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today about some of the critics of the Mel Gibson movie, “The Passion of the Christ”: “It is one thing to criticize a movie, quite another to engage in vicious ad hominemattacks on the person behind the film. To be specific, Rabbi Marvin Hier of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is quoted in today’s... [Read more...]

“THE EARLY SHOW” DISTORTS MEL GIBSON’S REMARKS

On January 23, Mel Gibson was interviewed by Raymond Arroyo on the EWTN show “The World Over”; the discussion centered on Gibson’s yet-to-be released movie, “The Passion of the Christ.”  Clips of the interview were shown on several TV shows, but only one has stirred controversy: “The Early Show” that aired today on CBS.  “The Early... [Read more...]

POLITICS AND SPIN OVER “THE PASSION”

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today on the latest controversy surrounding the Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ”: “Never has there been such an unseemly campaign to discredit a film of such epic proportions.  The guilty include journalists, Catholic and Jewish theologians and Jewish activists. ... [Read more...]

PRO-LIFE AND PRO-FAMILY DEMOCRATS LEFT HOMELESS

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on the status of pro-life and pro-family Democrats: “Every January 22, pro-life Americans rally in Washington D.C. to protest the infamousRoe v. Wade decision that legalized abortion.  These men and women are drawn from all religions, races and ethnicities, and they form a core base among Republicans... [Read more...]

TOLERATING SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The board of directors of the Boys Choir of Harlem voted unanimously yesterday to keep director Walter J. Turnbull, even though he engaged in a cover-up of child sexual molestation committed by one of his employees, Frank Jones Jr.; Jones is now in prison, having been convicted of 24 counts of sexual abuse and three counts of endangering the welfare... [Read more...]

CHECKMATE: NEWSDAY AND L.I. VOICE OF THE FAITHFUL

Catholic League president William Donohue explained why a report on Newsday and Voice of the Faithful was sent to every pastor on Long Island (the report is available atwww.catholicleague.org): “The Catholic League tracks anti-Catholicism in all 50 states. In doing so, we learn where Catholic bashing is most rampant and who is responsible. Of particular... [Read more...]

ACLU BID TO DEFEND CATHOLICS REJECTED

Copies of the Ten Commandments, along with seven other historical documents, were hung in the Iowa Statehouse yesterday.  The documents, which include the Magna Carta and the Declaration of Independence, are being displayed to commemorate the moral and legal underpinnings of the United States. The ACLU affiliate, however, complained that only one version... [Read more...]

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