CATHOLIC CHURCH NEEDS TO PLAY HARDBALL

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on two developments: a) an article in the September edition of San Francisco magazine attacking former San Francisco Archbishop William Levada and b) a ruling by a federal bankruptcy judge on August 26 that says all church assets belonging to the Spokane diocese are eligible for liquidation... [Read more...]

“MULTICULTURAL” U.S. MOSTLY CHRISTIAN

The cover story of Newsweek magazine, “Spirituality in America,” contains fascinating information that was gleaned from a survey of Americans conducted by Newsweek andBeliefnet.com.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on the poll results today: “The poll shows that 85 percent of Americans are Christian (63 percent Protestant... [Read more...]

SUMNER REDSTONE DEFENDS CATHOLIC BASHING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue just received a hand-delivered letter from Viacom chief Sumner Redstone. Donohue’s reply is as follows: “After Showtime, a Viacom company, aired the most obscene attack imaginable on Mother Teresa last May (e.g., she was called Mother F—ing Teresa), we mobilized Catholic bishops, priests, nuns,... [Read more...]

BEYOND ROBERTS: RESTRUCTURE THE SUPREME COURT

Catholic League president William Donohue will be participating in the “Justice Sunday II” event in Nashville on Sunday.  He outlines today one of the points he will be making: “Putting strict constructionists on the Supreme Court may help thwart the forces of judicial activism, but it isn’t enough.  What is needed is structural... [Read more...]

CUOMO: IS ROBERTS A VATICAN ROBOT?

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on what former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo had to say yesterday about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: “Mario Cuomo said yesterday on ‘Meet the Press’ that he wants senators to ask John Roberts the following questions: ‘Are you going to impose a religious test... [Read more...]

ROBERTS SPARKS CATHOLIC BAITING

he following comments were all made since August 1 about Supreme Court nominee John Roberts: ●    Larry King (CNN, 8-4): “Anyone have a problem on him being a devout Catholic?” ●  Bill Press (Sun-Sentinel, 8-2): “It is absolutely essential to explore Roberts’ religious beliefs as part of the confirmation process.” ● ... [Read more...]

PHILLY D.A. RIPS OFF CHURCH AND TAXPAYERS

In today’s Philadelphia Inquirer, there is a front-page story on the release of a 500-page report by a grand jury investigation looking into sexual abuse charges that have taken place over the last few decades by priests in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Philadelphia... [Read more...]

TED KENNEDY ON ABORTION:34 YEARS AGO TODAY

Long-time Catholic League member Tom Dennelly wrote to Senator Edward Kennedy in 1971 expressing his views on abortion (this was a year-and-a-half before Roe v. Wade). In a letter dated August 3, 1971, Senator Kennedy replied; excerpts appear below. : “While the deep concern of a woman bearing an unwanted child merits consideration and sympathy,... [Read more...]