CHRISTMAS CENSORS ARE OUT IN FORCE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on efforts to censor Christmas: “We haven’t hit December yet and already the politically correct police are out in force trying to censor Christmas. Here’s a sample: · For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor... [Read more...]

“GOLDEN COMPASS” SPIN DOCTORS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today as follows: “The spin doctors for ‘The Golden Compass’ are working overtime to rescue the movie from Philip Pullman’s agenda. Here’s a sampling: “In yesterday’s Boston Globe, the film studio’s house theologian, Donna Freitas, said Pullman’s books ‘are deeply Christian in their... [Read more...]

NYC SCHOOLS DENY CHRISTIANS PARITY: HOLIDAY DISPLAY POLICY FAVORS JEWS AND MUSLIMS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Catholic League’s on-going complaint with the New York City Board of Education regarding the display of crèches in the schools: “On October 24, I wrote to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein asking to meet with him regarding the City’s discriminatory holiday policy. ‘There is no constitutional... [Read more...]

“THE GOLDEN COMPASS” PLEASES NO ONE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on how “The Golden Compass” is being criticized by friend and foe alike: “Poor Philip Pullman—he’s getting it from all sides. In today’s U.K. dailyThe Telegraph, it states that the movie version of Pullman’s book, ‘The Golden Compass,’ has had ‘a troubled transition to the screen.’... [Read more...]

PUNDIT FOR FOX 2 ST. LOUIS GOES BERSERK

On November 15, Fox 2 pundit J.C. Corcoran slammed St. Louis Archbishop Raymond Burke and subsequently contacted the police when someone complained about his screed. We called Fox 2 news director Kingsley Smith for his position and learned that he stood by Corcoran. Corcoran opened his remarks by saying he was not a practicing Catholic, admitting that... [Read more...]

SCHOLASTIC PRESSED ON “THE GOLDEN COMPASS”; NO MORE VENTURES WITH PULLMAN SOUGHT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Scholastic Corporation CEO Richard Robinson; copies of the letter were also sent to all the bishops and school superintendents in the Catholic community. Here is the body of Donohue’s letter to Robinson: As someone who spent 20 years in education, I am aware of Scholastic’s stellar... [Read more...]

POPE PETITIONED TO BEATIFY PIUS XII

Two national Catholic organizations, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights and the Society of Catholic Social Scientists, are working in a joint effort to petition Pope Benedict XVI to expedite the cause for the beatification of Pope Pius XII. It is our strongly held conviction that Pope Pius XII has been unfairly portrayed as someone who... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO OLYMPIC OFFICIALS: PRESS CHINA ON RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discussed what he is doing about the Chinese government’s decision to ban athletes from bringing Bibles to the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games: “I am writing today to the 15-member Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland asking for an immediate investigation into allegations that... [Read more...]

MEDIA IGNORE SEXUAL ABUSE IN THE SCHOOLS

Beginning October 20, the Associated Press (AP) ran a three-day series on sexual abuse in the public schools. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on it today: “In its first installment on this issue, the AP called sexual abuse by public school teachers ‘a widespread problem.’ The news wire service, which spent seven months gathering... [Read more...]

PHILIP PULLMAN’S DECEIT IS APPALLING

On this morning’s “Today” show, English atheist Philip Pullman was questioned by Al Roker about his trilogy, His Dark Materials, and the movie which opens December 7 that is based on his first book, The Golden Compass. Roker mentioned that the Catholic League is charging that Pullman’s work is selling “atheism for kids.” Here is Pullman’s... [Read more...]