“THE VIEW” SPORTS BIGOTRY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on today’s edition of the ABC-TV show, “The View”: “As we have recounted several times before, there is an anti-Catholic animus evident among the panelists on ‘The View,’ with Rosie O’Donnell and Joy Behar being the worst offenders. Today they were at it again, trotting out the sexual abuse... [Read more...]

BOB CASEY IS A FRAUD ON ABORTION

Yesterday, Bob Casey, Jr., the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania, told a panel of reporters and editors of the Associated Press that if elected he would focus more on health care and jobs than abortion. With regard to abortion, he said he wants “to see more of an emphasis on what brings people together rather than what tears... [Read more...]

NEW JERSEY GRANTS SAME BENEFITS TO GAY UNIONS

The New Jersey Supreme Court said today that gay couples have a constitutional right to the same benefits as married men and women, but it stopped short of saying gays had the right to marry. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “This is a plus for those of us who have been pressing for a constitutional amendment that would... [Read more...]

CSI’s TAKE ON CATHOLIC PRIESTS AND NUNS: ONE SORRY LOT

On Thursday, October 19, CBS aired an episode of the drama CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, titled “Double-Cross.”  The episode revolves around a woman found strangled by rosary beads and crucified in a church, and the priest suspected of her murder. Commenting on the show is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “CSI has offered viewers a... [Read more...]

NBC CANCELS MADONNA’S “MOCK CRUCIFIXION”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on NBC’s decision to cut the “Mock Crucifixion” segment from its November 22nd airing of Madonna’s “Confessions” concert: “NBC did the right thing, but the fact that it did not say why the offensive part of Madonna’s concert was cut shows cowardice. What NBC should have done is... [Read more...]

CHILD RAPISTS IN KANSAS: VOTERS TO DECIDE THEIR FATE

The race for Attorney General in Kansas is being fought between the incumbent, Republican Phill Kline, and his challenger, Democrat Paul Morrison. One of the issues that divides the candidates is whether the government has a right to seek patient records from abortion clinics. Catholic League president Bill Donohue weighed in on this issue today: “Ever... [Read more...]

MISSOURIANS ASKED TO IGNORE NUREMBERG CODE

On November 7, voters in Missouri will be asked to amend their state constitution to protect all forms of stem cell research that are legal under federal law. What has triggered a big debate is whether human cloning would be allowed or prohibited under this measure. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this issue today: “When whites were... [Read more...]

DePAUL PROFESSOR DEFAMES CATHOLIC EDUCATION: DONOHUE DEFENDS DERSHOWITZ

Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following remarks today about an incident involving a DePaul University professor: “Catholics have every right to expect that Catholic colleges and universities are free from bigotry of any kind. Unfortunately, a recent ugly incident by DePaul professor Norman G. Finkelstein has betrayed that trust.... [Read more...]

MARK FOLEY PLAYS THE CATHOLIC CARD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on news that former congressman Mark Foley was abused by a clergyman: “We already knew that Mark Foley claims he’s an alcoholic who suffers from mental illness, and yesterday his lawyer told us what everyone in Washington already knew—Foley is gay. What apparently no one knew was that Foley... [Read more...]

BBC’S HIT JOB ON THE POPE

On October 1, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) aired a documentary, “Sex Crimes and the Vatican,” that accused Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) of covering up priestly sexual abuse for 20 years. The show, which aired on the BBC’s flagship, Panorama, says that Cardinal Ratzinger had been in charge of enforcing a 1962 Vatican... [Read more...]

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