MAHER LIES ABOUT THE POPE

On his April 11 HBO show, “Real Time with Bill Maher,” the comedian went into an extended assault on Pope Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church. For a transcript, click here. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded as follows: “Maher’s obsession with the Catholic Church continues, only this time there isn’t enough material for him... [Read more...]

OBAMA OWES CHRISTIANS AN APOLOGY

It was reported yesterday that on April 6, Sen. Barack Obama made the following remarks about the white working-class: “It’s not surprising, then, they get bitter, they cling to guns or religion or antipathy to people who aren’t like them or anti-immigrant sentiment or anti-trade sentiment as a way to explain their frustrations.” Catholic League... [Read more...]

OLYMPIC CEREMONY ISSUE HEATS UP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the way the presidential candidates have handled the question of whether President Bush should attend the opening Olympic ceremony: “Regarding the propriety of President Bush attending the opening ceremony of the Olympic games, Sen. John McCain says, ‘If I were him, I’d keep all my options... [Read more...]

AIR FORCE ACADEMY CANCELS MOVIE CLIPS

Yesterday, the U.S. Air Force Academy decided to cancel the scheduled showing of movie clips from “Constantine’s Sword” to an audience of faculty and cadets. Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented as follows: “I am delighted that the Air Force Academy made the right decision not to show footage of this movie; the film is based on an... [Read more...]

AIR FORCE ACADEMY PROBE REQUESTED; STARTLING NEW DEVELOPMENTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses new developments that have emerged in the matter of anti-Catholicism on the campus of the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA): “Yesterday, we issued a news release regarding the anti-Catholic movie ‘Constantine’s Sword,’ clips of which are being shown today at the Air Force Academy to some... [Read more...]

AIR FORCE ACADEMY HOSTS CATHOLIC-BASHING FILM

Tomorrow, the U.S. Air Force Academy is mandating that hundreds of students and faculty members attend a closed-door lecture on religious intolerance. It will also show clips from “Constantine’s Sword,” an upcoming movie. Catholic League president Bill Donohue registered his objections to this event today: “The person pushing this agenda is... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO HILLARY CLINTON: BUSH SHOULD BOYCOTT OLYMPIC OPENING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue backed Senator Hillary Clinton’s plea to President Bush not to attend the Olympic opening ceremony: “It is one thing to call for a boycott of the Olympic games—too many innocent athletes would be punished—but it is quite proper to use the symbolic importance of the opening ceremony to drive home a much-needed... [Read more...]

JAY LENO’S DUPLICITY IS APPALLING

Jay Leno apologized yesterday for asking actor Ryan Phillippe to give his “gayest look” during a recent show. The actor was quite uncomfortable with Leno’s quip and the late-night host came under fire by gay rights groups for his remarks. Commenting today is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “We have a fat file on Leno’s anti-Catholic... [Read more...]

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