UNIV. OF MINN. CHANCELLOR ON MYERS: HE’S IN THE CLEAR

On July 25, the University of Minnesota (UMN) at Morris issued a statement by its chancellor, Jacqueline Johnson, which began with the following paragraph: “I believe that behaviors that discriminate against or harass individuals or groups on the basis of their religious beliefs are reprehensible. The University of Minnesota Board of Regents Policy:... [Read more...]

EUCHARIST MOCKED IN R.I. PLAY

“You’re Eating God” is a one-woman play by Rachel Caris that opened July 23 at the Brown University/Trinity Playwrights Repertory Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island. The play, which ends August 2, is about a family living in a backyard bomb shelter in the 1960s. “The title of the piece comes from one of its lines,” says Bryan Rourke of... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF MINN. REFUSES TO PENALIZE MYERS

he Chancellor of the University of Minnesota, Morris (UMN) released a statement today regarding the intentional desecration of the Eucharist by Professor Paul Z. Myers. “I believe that behaviors that discriminate against or harass individuals or groups on the basis of their religious beliefs are reprehensible,” said Jacqueline Johnson. Importantly,... [Read more...]

DISSIDENT GROUPS ATTACK VATICAN; FOUNDATIONS UNDERWRITE AD

An ad criticizing the Catholic Church for its teaching on contraception was placed today in Italy’s largest newspaper,Corriere della Sera. The “Open Letter to the Pope” is the work of Catholics for Choice and was signed by many dissident Catholic organizations. Here’s what Catholic League president Bill Donohue had to say about it: “There... [Read more...]

MYERS DESECRATES THE EUCHARIST

University of Minnesota professor Paul Z. Myers made good on his pledge to desecrate the Eucharist today. According to his statement on the subject, “I pierced it [the Host] with a rusty nail (I hope Jesus’s tetanus shots are up to date). And then I simply threw it in the trash.” Saying he did not want to “single out just the cracker,” Myers... [Read more...]

MYERS TO DESECRATE EUCHARIST AND KORAN

On July 15, Catholic League president Bill Donohue called attention to the way Professor Paul Z. Myers of the University of Minnesota treats Catholicism and Islam: the biologist’s pledge to desecrate the Eucharist contrasts starkly with the deference he has shown to Islam. Now Myers says that “Thanks to all those who have demanded that I treat that... [Read more...]

PHONY ASSAULT ON DEAL HUDSON

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today to a story last night by CNN’s Anderson Cooper on attempts by some Catholics to get the McCain campaign to oust Catholic author and activist Deal Hudson from the Catholics for McCain National Steering Committee: “Anderson Cooper said last night that those opposed to Hudson were citing two reasons... [Read more...]

OBAMA TO CATHOLICS: NO VOUCHERS

When he was a state senator in Illinois in June 2002, Barack Obama was explicitly asked by Chicago media personality Jeff Berkowitz whether he supports school vouchers. “I would support anything that is going to be better for the children of Illinois,” he said. He emphatically added that “I am not closed minded on the issue.” In February 2008,... [Read more...]

MYERS STILL WANTS TO ABUSE EUCHARIST; SHOWS DEFERENCE TO ISLAM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented on the latest developments to surface regarding the pledge made by Paul Z. Myers, a professor at the University of Minnesota, to desecrate the Eucharist: “Myers was quoted yesterday saying, ‘I have to do something. I’m not going to just let this disappear.’ [Last Friday it was reported that he... [Read more...]

HYSTERIA MARKS MYERS AND HIS ILK

Yesterday, Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued a news release calling attention to the plea that Paul Zachary Myers made on his blog: he solicited the Communion Host for the express purpose of desecrating it. Donohue now responds to the reaction he has received from the University of Minnesota Morris professor, as well as others: “Myers... [Read more...]

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