On ABC’s “The View” today, Barbara Walters, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and guest co-host Whoopi Goldberg criticized the actions of a Catholic priest in Wisconsin. Having learned that his organist/choir director was selling sex toys, the pastor advised the woman that the products she peddled were incompatible with Catholic teaching. When... [Read more...]TIME WARNER NEEDS TO CHECK BILL MAHER
HBO’s “Real Time with Bill Maher” ran a show on May 18—repeated throughout this week—that began with an attack on the late Rev. Jerry Falwell and then devolved into an assault on Catholicism: “And it’s easy to start a religion! Watch, I’ll do it for you: I had a vision last night! A vision! The Blessed Virgin Mary came to me—I... [Read more...]CAMPAIGN AGAINST BARBARA WALTERS BEGINS
On today’s edition of “The View,” a discussion on the propriety of male nannies led Rosie O’Donnell to declare that she would never hire one to care for her adopted children. Barbara Walters asked her, “Are you worried about homosexual tendencies? Is that what you are saying?” O’Donnell replied, “No, pedophilia has nothing to do with... [Read more...]JERRY FALWELL, R.I.P.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the death of Liberty University president Jerry Falwell: “Rev. Jerry Falwell did more to mobilize evangelicals than any other leader in the nation. He not only inspired them to become active politically, he encouraged them to rethink their positions on a host of issues, especially abortion... [Read more...]CATHOLIC DEMOCRATS CHIDE POPE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to the eighteen House Democrats who chided Pope Benedict XVI for allegedly saying he agreed with Mexican bishops for invoking excommunication in dealing with Catholic lawmakers who recently voted to legalize abortion: “These Democrats are twice a disgrace. First, they have their facts wrong: no... [Read more...]DID THE POPE DEFEND VIOLENCE?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on media reports that in a speech the pope gave yesterday, he defended violence: “In a story today by the Associated Press on Pope Benedict XVI’s address in Brazil yesterday, it says the pope ‘defended the church’s often bloody campaign to Christianize indigenous people….’ It is striking... [Read more...]GIULIANI CLARIFIES NOTHING
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to Republican presidential contender Rudolph Giuliani’s speech today at Houston Baptist University: “In 1960, Catholic presidential candidate John F. Kennedy went to Houston to clarify his position on church and state. Today, Catholic presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani spoke in Houston to clarify... [Read more...]MAKING RELIGION A CAMPAIGN ISSUE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on attempts to make religion an issue in the presidential campaign: “There is a game being played in this presidential campaign about religion, but the players are not the candidates—the culprits are the pundits and activists. It started when Chris Matthews asked Gov. Mitt Romney during MSNBC’s... [Read more...]DID RUDY GIVE TO CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS?
Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told radio talk-show host Laura Ingraham yesterday that the reason he donated to Planned Parenthood in the 1990s was because he supports choices that pregnant women face when considering whether to give birth or abort. Catholic League president Bill Donohue wants to know more: “If helping pregnant women make... [Read more...]SHARPTON INSULTS MORMONS; WILL HE BE HELD TO THE IMUS STANDARD?
On May 7, Rev. Al Sharpton debated author Christopher Hitchens at the New York Public Library on the question of God’s existence. In the course of the debate, Hitchens made a snide reference to a Mormon candidate for the Republican nomination (Governor Mitt Romney). When Sharpton had an opportunity to respond, he said, “As for the Mormon running... [Read more...]