NEW HAMPSHIRE BILL TARGETS CONFESSIONAL

The New Hampshire state legislature is currently considering a bill (House Bill 1127) sponsored by Representative Mary Stuart Gile that would mandate all members of the clergy to report instances of suspected child abuse to the authorities, allowing of no exceptions.  The bill seeks to remove the priest-penitent privilege that has traditionally been... [Read more...]

PELOSI DEFINES “PEOPLE OF FAITH”

At the National Press Club yesterday, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi commented on President Bush’s upcoming State of the Union address.  In doing so, she touched on the subject of values and religion.  Referring to Democrats, she said that the “best way…for us to speak to people of faith is in terms of the work we do; in terms of the budget,... [Read more...]

IS ROLLING STONE RACIST?

On the cover of the new Rolling Stone magazine, due to hit newsstands January 27, is a picture of hip-hop artist Kanye West wearing a crown of thorns with “blood” streaming down his face.  The article, “The Passion of Kanye West,” reveals the Grammy nominee’s personal reflections on a range of subjects. Catholic League president Bill Donohue... [Read more...]

NBC DUMPS “THE BOOK OF DANIEL”

Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue said today about NBC-TV’s decision to cancel “The Book of Daniel”: “A story posted on worldnetdaily.com earlier in the day said that the NBC-TV show, ‘The Book of Daniel,’ has been cancelled.  We have since confirmed the veracity of this story with an NBC affiliate producer; an internal... [Read more...]

DEMOCRATS, CATHOLICS AND ABORTION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “Now that we’re on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the time is apropos to investigate whether the Democratic Party is (a) making an effort to reach out to Catholics, and (b) rethinking its position on abortion. “After a majority of Catholics voted for a Protestant over... [Read more...]

OPEN LETTER TO ELIOT SPITZER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter today to New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer: Governor George Pataki recently proposed tuition tax credits for private schools, including parochial ones.  I had hoped that you would support this plan, but instead you have chosen to remain non-committal.  If anything, you seem... [Read more...]

PRO-LIFE MESSAGE ANGERS BAY AREA LOONS

The Respect Life Ministry of the Oakland Diocese is waging a PR campaign in BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) trains promoting a pro-life message.  One of the ads, “9 MONTHS,” calls attention to the amount of time the Supreme Court allows abortions to take place.  The other ad reads, “The Supreme Court says you can choose: after the heart starts... [Read more...]

“THE BOOK OF DANIEL” IS VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the new NBC show, “The Book of Daniel,” which premiers January 6: “The father dabbles in drugs, the wife is a boozer, the daughter is a dope dealer, one son is a homosexual, the other son is a womanizer, the sister-in-law is a bisexual, the brother-in-law is a thief, and the father’s... [Read more...]