GAY ADOPTION ISSUE SPURS BIGOTED FUROR

A Boston Globe editorial yesterday criticized Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney for endorsing a bill that would allow Catholic Charities to continue providing adoption services without servicing gay couples.  In a related development, San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom said he will not attend the installation ceremony of former San Francisco Archbishop... [Read more...]

HYPOCRITES AT “SOUTH PARK” AND SHOWTIME

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the news that Isaac Hayes has quit “South Park” because of an episode that attacked his religion, the Church of Scientology: “It is nothing short of amazing to read that ‘South Park’ co-creator Matt Stone is now charging Isaac Hayes with ‘intolerance and bigotry’ for not complaining... [Read more...]

SONY, RON HOWARD, NOT AVERSE TO DISCLAIMERS

Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, spoke out today about his request for a disclaimer in the upcoming film, “The Da Vinci Code”: “Last Monday, the Catholic League ran an ‘Open Letter to Ron Howard’ on the op-ed page of the New York Times requesting a disclaimer in the beginning of the movie noting its fictional nature.  That... [Read more...]

CONNECTICUT LT. GOV. OVERREACHES

On Monday, Connecticut’s state victim advocate, James Papillo, told the state legislature’s Public Health Committee that a bill that would force all hospitals, including Catholic ones, to give rape victims emergency contraception was ill-advised and smacked of bias against Catholicism.  Yesterday, Lt. Gov. Kevin Sullivan called for Papillo to resign:... [Read more...]

GANGING UP ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue accused two mid-Western newspapers today of ganging up on the Catholic Church: “On Sunday, March 5, the Telegraph Herald, a Dubuque, Iowa newspaper, started an eight-day series exposing sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of Dubuque.  The series looks at sexual abuse by priests over decades, complete with accounts... [Read more...]

DA VINCI CODE TRIAL RESOLVES NOTHING

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the London court’s ruling in the dispute between Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, authors of Holy Blood, Holy Grail, and Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code: “The court’s finding today, that Dan Brown is not guilty, is totally inconsequential to the interests of the Catholic League. ... [Read more...]

LOS ANGELES TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES CHEER RELIGIOUS SPEECH

In today’s editions of the Los Angeles Times and the New York Times, there are editorials praising Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony for opposing restrictive immigration bills.  If a bill with punitive measures gets passed, Cardinal Mahony wants priests and the laity to defy the law.  Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue... [Read more...]

ALBANY LAWMAKERS MUST CENSURE ADELE COHEN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to every member of the New York State Assembly today asking them to censure one of their colleagues, Adele Cohen.  The request was occasioned by Cohen’s treatment of Catholics when they met to discuss tuition tax credits.  Donohue explains as follows: “On February 14, when eighth-grade students from... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC HOSPITALS DESERVE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION

The Connecticut legislature’s Public Health Committee is considering a bill that would require all hospitals in the state, including four Roman Catholic ones, to provide emergency contraception to rape victims.  The Connecticut Catholic Conference is asking for a religious exemption for Catholic hospitals. Catholic League president William Donohue... [Read more...]

SMEARING CARDINALS GEORGE AND MAHONY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on attempts to smear Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George and Los Angeles Archbishop Roger Cardinal Mahony: “As reported today in the Chicago Tribune, Mary Gail Frawley-O’Dea, a psychologist who was chosen to address the bishops in 2002, sent Cardinal George a letter saying he might be... [Read more...]

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