2007 – March Releases

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NAKED JESUS DISPLAY CANCELLED

By | March 30th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Responding to news that the naked chocolate Jesus that was to be displayed at the Roger Smith Hotel during Holy Week has been cancelled, is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “While we are delighted with the outcome, we are not pleased with the comments of the gallery’s creative director, Matt Semler.  For him to say that [...]

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ARTIST WANTS PUBLIC TO EAT JESUS FIGURE

By | March 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League has learned that artist Cosimo Cavallaro has invited the public to show up at midnight on April 1 to take a bite of his 6-foot tall chocolate sculpture of a crucified Jesus with his genitals exposed; it is scheduled to be shown during Holy Week, from April 1 to April 7. Catholic League [...]

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NAKED JESUS—GENITALS EXPOSED—CRUCIFIED

By | March 29th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

From April 1 to April 7, the Roger Smith Lab Gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City will display a 6-foot tall anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus in milk chocolate; the figure is depicted as crucified.  Artist Cosimo Cavallaro titles his work “My Sweet Lord.”  A picture is available on the Internet.  (Click here.) [...]

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OHIO STATE NEWSPAPER ASSAULTS CATHOLICISM

By | March 28th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 27, an anonymous female journalism student at Ohio State University wrote a column in The Lantern, a student newspaper on the campus, titled “Going Down with the Catholics.” She mentions that one of her friends, Megan, is a Catholic who hasn’t had vaginal sex with her boyfriend John. But “he won’t break up with Megan [...]

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JESUS-TOMB STARS CRASH

By | March 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to remarks made by “Lost Tomb of Jesus” filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici in the March 26 edition of TelevisionWeek: Jacobovici: “The fact that nobody has been able to punch a hole in our reporting is a testament to how well we’ve done our homework. Even if it’s only a 50-50 [...]

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BIGOTED GEORGIA TEACHER ESCAPES UNSCATHED

By | March 27th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On Ash Wednesday, February 21, a Catholic female student at White County High School in Cleveland, Georgia had her ashes wiped off her forehead by a substitute teacher in her Honors Trigonometry class. When the girl’s classmates protested, the teacher laced into the girl making patently untrue and derisive statements about Catholicism. On March 5, Catholic [...]

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RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BANS EASTER BUNNY

By | March 23rd, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

William Rearick, Schools Superintendent of the Tiverton Public Schools in Rhode Island, has banned the Easter Bunny from appearing at a fundraising event tomorrow at the Tiverton Middle School. He has also banned the word “Easter” from all school events. He told the Providence Journal that during the last year and a half, he has become “more aware [...]

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HILLARY STIFFS IRISH CATHOLICS: WON’T MARCH IN ST. PATRICK’S DAY PARADE

By | March 15th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on Senator Hillary Clinton’s decision not to march in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Saturday: “Senator Clinton marched in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in 2000 when she was first running for the U.S. Senate. Because she was criticized by gays for doing so, she took [...]

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RELIGIOUS LIBERTY MARKS CONNECTICUT DEBATE

By | March 14th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Connecticut legislature is considering a bill by Representative Deborah Heinrich that would force Catholic hospitals to violate the teachings of the Catholic Church by providing emergency contraception to all rape victims, independent of whether ovulation has begun. The following letter was sent by league president Bill Donohue today to all members of the Human Services [...]

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BARBARIC ASSAULT ON JESUS

By | March 9th, 2007|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

“Stairway to Hell” is a death metal musical being performed on Tuesday evenings at Snitch, a New York City bar. According to TicketWeb, a band called Warthog “is tragically killed during their botched attempt to break the world record for onstage pyrotechnics. Somehow on the journey to the afterlife, they accidentally end up in heaven. Faced [...]

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