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ELECTION ISSUES SPARK VITRIOLIC RESPONSE

By | October 31st, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

The Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion, and its endorsement of the pro-marriage resolution in California, Proposition 8, has triggered an avalanche of criticism, much of it vitriolic. Here is a sampling: · The National Catholic Reporter blasts all the bishops—“Not one among the bishops has had the courage”—to take on pro-life Catholics who have allegedly “distorted” the abortion issue [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHERS OPPOSE PROPOSITION 4

By | October 30th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On election day, Californians will vote on Proposition 4, a measure that requires minors to obtain parental notification before an abortion is performed; there is a provision for judicial override in unusual circumstances. Some of those opposed have engaged in Catholic bashing. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses this issue today: “Some of the Catholic bashing [...]

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AL FRANKEN’S ANTI-CATHOLICISM: MEDIA MATTERS JUSTIFIES HIS BIGOTRY

By | October 27th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A columnist for Media Matters, Eric Boehlert, posted a piece on October 25 criticizing an article by Katherine Kersten in the Minneapolis Star Tribune that took senatorial hopeful Al Franken to task for promoting anti-Catholicism. Here is a sampling of Franken’s virulent anti-Catholicism: · He has mocked the Eucharist · He has ridiculed the crucifixion of Jesus · He has slandered all [...]

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KUDOS TO GRUCCI: NO CHRISTMAS PARADE, NO FIREWORKS

By | October 24th, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The internationally known fireworks company, Grucci, has pulled out of an annual Christmas event on Long Island because the town of Patchogue decided to break with its 15-year tradition of holding a Christmas Boat Parade: This year it decided to rename the event the Patchogue Holiday Boat Parade. Grucci vice president Phil Butler, a vocal critic [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE TO IRS: AMERICANS UNITED FLOATS STEREOTYPES

By | October 23rd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent a letter today to Lois G. Lerner at the IRS. The text is printed below: Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State has made public his objections to Paterson, New Jersey Bishop Arthur J. Serratelli’s recent letter to his constituents on the subject of abortion. Lynn [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES OPINES ON BIGOTRY

By | October 23rd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” is currently being performed in Greenwich Village. The play depicts Jesus as an ordinary person who has sex with his apostles. In 1998, Catholic League president Bill Donohue led 2000 demonstrators in a protest against the play when it opened at the midtown Manhattan Theater. Because the play is not [...]

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CATHOLIC LEFT SCANDAL MOUNTS

By | October 23rd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On October 20, the Catholic League accused two left-wing Catholic groups of consorting with George Soros, the bigoted pro-abortion mogul. Specifically, we said that Catholics in Alliance receives funding from Soros’ Open Society Institute (OSI) and that it is integrally linked to Catholics United. Now Chris Korzen of Catholics United is saying that OSI also funds [...]

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“JOE THE THEOLOGIAN” OPINES ON ABORTION

By | October 22nd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

In the October 19 edition of the News Journal, Joe Biden offered his thoughts on faith and values. The Delaware daily also printed a 2007 interview with the Democratic VP candidate on the subject of abortion; it was not previously published. Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticizes Biden’s views today: “In his latest interview with the News Journal, [...]

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ANOTHER FOX SHOW BASHES CATHOLICISM

By | October 22nd, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

On last night’s episode of the FX network program, “The Shield,” a Catholic priest was portrayed as someone who allowed a gang to deal drugs under his watch, clipping off a share of the profits for himself. In another scene, an undercover police officer enters the confessional to confront the priest about the drug dealers, saying [...]

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NYC HONORS MUSLIM RELIGIOUS EVENT

By | October 21st, 2008|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

As reported in today’s New York Times, on October 17 the City Council Chamber in New York’s City Hall was the venue of a celebratory event recognizing the Muslim holiday Id al-Fitr; it marks the end of Ramadan. The program was sponsored by City Councilman John Liu. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this way: “So now [...]

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