FLORIDA SENATE WEIGHS CHRISTIAN LICENSE PLATES

Last week we criticized the Florida ACLU for opposing an “I Believe” Christian specialty license plate; those who want this plate would have to pay an additional fee. We subsequently contacted the Florida House urging members to adopt the plate. Now we are contacting the Senate: Sen. Minority Leader Steve Geller is leading the opposition to an amended... [Read more...]

ACLU OPPOSES CHRISTIAN LICENSE PLATES

Florida lawmakers are now debating whether to adopt a specialty license plate with the inscription “I Believe”; the design includes a Christian cross and a stained-glass window. The ACLU of Florida is opposed to the license plate. The bill is sponsored by Rep. Edward Bullard. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took on the ACLU: “This is not... [Read more...]

DOBBS PRAISES POPE

On his CNN show last night, Lou Dobbs hosted a discussion about Pope Benedict XVI’s trip to the U.S. Unlike previous nights, his panelists showed nothing but respect for the pope; Robert Zimmerman and Ed Rollins were particularly fair. But the biggest surprise came from Dobbs. Here is an excerpt from the discussion: Rollins: “I thought the pope... [Read more...]

DOBBS BASHES POPE AGAIN

Over the weekend, CNN host Lou Dobbs lashed out at Pope Benedict XVI again; his first rant was on April 17. Here is a selection of what Dobbs said over the weekend: · “Well, he’s [the pope] mixing religion and politics on his first trip to this country. We’ll tell you how the pope is blasting our society, our immigration policy and a little... [Read more...]

MAHER APOLOGIZES

On his HBO show last night, Bill Maher apologized for accusing the pope of being a Nazi; he acknowledged that the Catholic League was right when we said that Joseph Ratzinger was forced to join a German youth organization (from which he fled at the first instance). Maher then said that if a CEO were in charge of an institution that housed molesters,... [Read more...]

DONOHUE TO DOBBS: APOLOGIZE OR DEBATE ME

Yesterday, after first addressing the Catholic Church’s failure to act responsibly in handling the sex abuse scandal, Pope Benedict XVI addressed the social context in which the scandal took place, asking, “What does it mean to speak of child protection when pornography and violence can be viewed in so many homes through media widely available today?”... [Read more...]

MAHER SET TO APOLOGIZE FOR POPE-NAZI QUIP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue received a phone call today from an HBO executive regarding the league’s news release of April 14 on Bill Maher. Here is what Donohue had to say about it: “On Monday morning, we issued a news release on Maher’s vicious attack on the pope and the Catholic Church that occurred the previous Friday night on his... [Read more...]

“NIGHTLINE” GUILTY OF INJUSTICE AND HYPOCRISY

Last night on ABC’s “Nightline,” there was a segment on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church that focused on Chicago Archbishop Francis Cardinal George. It took him to task for the way he handled a case dealing with Rev. Daniel McCormack. Catholic League president Bill Donohue slammed “Nightline” today: “What happened last night... [Read more...]

SNAP’S “LAST HURRAH”

Yesterday, before he landed in the U.S., Pope Benedict XVI said he was “deeply ashamed” of predatory priests, adding that pedophiles would be rooted out of the Church. Today, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) is holding a press conference in Washington criticizing the pope for not doing enough. Catholic League president Bill... [Read more...]

DISSIDENTS ARE A MOTLEY CREW

Here is how Catholic dissidents are responding to the pope’s visit: ·  The National Coalition of American Nuns, a pro-abortion group, says the pope is not welcome ·  The Women’s Ordination Conference played a game of make-believe by having women dress up like priests to say Mass ·  Dignity, a group which once appointed gay rapist Paul Shanley... [Read more...]

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