Catholic League president Bill Donohue participated in a teleconference today with other Catholic leaders demanding the ouster of Harry Knox from President Obama’s Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships. He explains his position as follows: “On April 6, CNSNews.com wrote a story about the appointment of ‘pope basher’ Harry Knox to Obama’s... [Read more...]SOME JEWS AND MUSLIMS INSULT POPE
After Pope Benedict XVI spoke at Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial, the chairman of the Directorate, Avner Shalev, said that while the pope’s visit was “important,” he regretted that the pope never mentioned anti-Semitism nor the Nazis. Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau, chairman of the Yad Vashem Council and Tel Aviv’s chief rabbi, said the pope’s speech... [Read more...]DID THE POPE JOIN HITLER YOUTH?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media reports citing Pope Benedict XVI’s membership in the Hitler Youth: “The English and French news services, Reuters and AFP, flatly say that the pope ‘was a member of the Hitler Youth.’ The U.K.’s Timesonlinewrites that he ‘was in the Hitler Youth and enlisted with the Wehrmacht,’... [Read more...]VATICAN’S POSITION ON “ANGELS & DEMONS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Vatican’s position on “Angels & Demons”: “The Vatican has apparently decided on a three track strategy to deal with ‘Angels & Demons’: ban Ron Howard from filming on its grounds; low ball any negative comments before the movie debuts; and slam it for its stereotypical portrayals... [Read more...]OPEN LETTER ON HATE CRIMES BILL: PROTECT RELIGIOUS SPEECH
Senator Edward Kennedy and Senator Patrick Leahy have introduced a hate crimes bill that parallels the House version. Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to them today about his concerns. The following is the text of his letter: The driving force behind the Matthew Shepherd Hate Crimes Prevention Act is the desire to provide additional penalties... [Read more...]“ANGELS & DEMONS” NEEDS DISCLAIMER
Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why he wants a disclaimer in “Angels & Demons”; it debuts in Rome today and opens in the U.S. on May 15: “India’s Censor Board has asked that a disclaimer be put in ‘Angels & Demons’ saying the movie is a work of fiction. It has also asked that certain scenes be deleted from the movie.... [Read more...]