DEMOCRATS REACH OUT TO CATHOLICS

Two evangelical leaders, Rev. Jim Wallis and Rev. Tony Campolo, have pledged to reach out to Catholics and evangelicals by pushing the Democratic Party to change its Party Platform on abortion. Wallis told ABC News that “Abortion reduction should be a central Democratic Party plank in this election.” But he also stressed that no legal restrictions... [Read more...]

SALLY QUINN’S NARCISSISM

The funeral Mass for Tim Russert was held at Trinity Church in Georgetown a week ago today. Attending was Sally Quinn. She is aWashington Post journalist and founder and co-moderator of On Faith, aWashington Post and Newsweek blog. Quinn, who was an atheist most of her life, posted on Monday why she decided to go to Communion: “Last Wednesday... [Read more...]

LGBT PRAYER SERVICE NIXED IN MINNEAPOLIS

For the past several years, there has been a prayer service for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) Catholics at St. Joan of Arc in Minneapolis prior to the annual Twin Cities Pride Celebration. But not this year. The prayer service, scheduled for tonight, will instead be a “peace” service; there will be no mention of rights for the LGBT... [Read more...]

COMEDIANS GIVE MUSLIMS A PASS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the most glaring double standard among comedians: “Lewis Black’s new book, Me of Little Faith, has a chapter titled, ‘Islam. All I’m Saying Is, I Got Nothing to Say.’ The chapter is three paragraphs long, beginning with the following: ‘I have nothing to say. Nothing. And let’s leave... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS RIGHTS FOR GITMO MUSLIMS?

The McClatchy Company, which owns 30 daily newspapers, just completed a five-day series on the living conditions of suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; the reporting was based on an eight-month investigation. It painted a negative picture. Catholic League president Bill Donohue took issue with the series: “Among the things that troubles... [Read more...]

SEN. LEAHY STALLS ON JUDGE CONRAD

Today in Washington, Sen. Arlen Specter, the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, will lead a press conference urging Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy to schedule a hearing on the nomination of Judge Robert Conrad to the Fourth Circuit. Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why he supports Sen. Specter in... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST-SURVIVING JEWS THANK POPE

oday, Pope Benedict XVI is welcoming a group of Jewish Holocaust survivors. Arranged by the Pave the Way Foundation, the group will personally thank the pope for the Catholic Church’s intervention in saving their lives in Italy during World War II. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this event today: “Despite attempts by embittered... [Read more...]

VATICAN SHOWS RON HOWARD THE GATE

A movie adaptation of Dan Brown’s book, Angels and Demons, is now in production; it is the prequel to the film, “The Da Vinci Code.” There are reports today that the Vatican has banned those associated with “Angels and Demons” from shooting in Catholic churches in Rome or in the Vatican itself. This is important because there are scenes in... [Read more...]

BISHOPS RESTATE PREEMINENCE OF LIFE ISSUES

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today reaffirmed its rejection of embryonic stem cell research and human cloning. Catholic League president Bill Donohue called on Catholics to support the vote that was taken today in Florida: “It is important for all Catholics to acknowledge that the first and most important issues affecting public... [Read more...]

DEMOCRACY THREATENED IN FLORIDA

In November, Floridians are slated to vote on two amendments to their state’s constitution that would, if approved, allow for school vouchers. But today an array of groups filed suit asking the Second Circuit to block the vote. Commenting on this is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: “The Florida Constitution contains provisions of what was... [Read more...]

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