HIGH COURT UPHOLDS PRISONERS’ RIGHTS

In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court today upheld the religious liberty rights of prisoners.  Catholic League president William Donohue applauded the ruling: “The Catholic League frequently receives complaints from Catholic prisoners who maintain that their religious-liberty rights have been violated.  We probe each case separately seeking... [Read more...]

BILL DONOHUE’S LETTER TO SUMNER REDSTONE

Mr. Sumner Redstone CEO, Viacom 1515 Broadway New York, New York 10036-5794 Dear Mr. Redstone: “Mother F–king Teresa.”  [In the letter, the full word was spelled.]  That’s what Showtime’s Penn and Teller called Mother Teresa on shows that aired May 23, 24 and 27.  From beginning to end, the episode, “Holier Than Thou,” derided Mother... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE PRESS CONFERENCE

On May 26, the Catholic League will hold a press conference at 1:30 p.m. outside the Marriott Marquis Hotel on Broadway and 46th Street in New York City.  The press conference will address the vile assault on Mother Teresa that Showtime aired this week in its “Holier Than Thou” episode of Penn and Teller; Showtime is owned by Viacom. The timing... [Read more...]

“MOTHER F—KING TERESA” COURTESY OF VIACOM

Catholic League president William Donohue wrote the following today: “In the 12 years that I have been president of the Catholic League, I have never witnessed a more vicious attack on Catholicism than what appeared this week on the Showtime program, ‘Penn and Teller.’  The episode, ‘Holier Than Thou,’ was a frontal assault on Mother Teresa... [Read more...]

STEM CELL BILL SKIRTS REAL ISSUE

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the passage yesterday of a House bill authorizing an expansion of federal funds for new embryonic stem cell research: “Those who voted for the bill sponsored by Reps. Mike Castle and Diana DeGette are quick to emphasize that the legislation is tightly drawn: it will only affect some human... [Read more...]

LOS ANGELES TIMES WRITER SPEWS HATE

Catholic League president William Donohue wrote the following news release in response to columnist Robert Scheer’s latest piece: “In today’s article, Los Angeles Times op-ed page writer Robert Scheer manages to mangle the facts and distort the truth about both the Catholic Church and homosexuals.  He does so because he is full of hate. “He... [Read more...]

GEORGE SOROS BASHES CATHOLICS

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the slanderous attack by MoveOn.org against Catholics: “The PAC arm of MoveOn.org, the Internet-based organization funded by George Soros, made a despicable statement on its website yesterday against the pope and American Roman Catholics (it has since been removed).  As part of its campaign... [Read more...]

WHY WE WILL NOT SUE SAN FRANCISCO

Catholic League president William Donohue explained today why the Catholic League has decided not to sue the city of San Francisco: “On May 10, the San Francisco board of supervisors unanimously passed a gag rule that violates the First Amendment guarantee of freedom of speech.  Aaron Peskin, one of the board members who advocates banning free speech,... [Read more...]

GAYS TO PROTEST AT MASS

On May 15, Pentecost Sunday, a group of radical gay activists plan to enter various Catholic churches across the nation during Mass to stage a protest.  The group, Rainbow Sash, has done this in the past and is planning to do so again this Sunday. They have instructed their members to put the rainbow sash over their left shoulder and pin it to their... [Read more...]

ALASKA RIGHT TO LIFE BECOMES INTRUSIVE

For the past two years, a non-Catholic pro-life group, Alaska Right to Life, has become increasingly critical of Providence Alaska Medical Center, a Catholic hospital that is under the tutelage of Anchorage Archbishop Roger Schwietz; it has also become quite critical of the archbishop.  Alaska Right to Life contends that Providence permits abortions,... [Read more...]

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