OBAMA AIDES HOST CATHOLIC BASHERS

Several officials from the Obama administration are scheduled to meet today with representatives of the Secular Coalition for America. Commenting on this meeting is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: People of faith, especially Christians, have good reason to wonder exactly where their interests lie with the Obama administration. Now we have the... [Read more...]

TONY PERKINS CENSORED AT AIR FORCE BASE

Tony Perkins, president of the Family Research Council, was scheduled to speak today at a National Prayer Luncheon at Andrews Air Force Base. But the invitation was recently withdrawn by the chaplain’s office because Perkins has spoken out in favor of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Policy.” Addressing this issue is Catholic League... [Read more...]

NO PROBE OF USAFA NEEDED

On February 3, Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued a news release regarding an incident at the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) that was troubling. At issue was a remark by USAFA Superintendent Lt. Gen. Michael Gould: he was upset with a wooden cross placed at the site of a pagan worship area. Donohue objected to Gould’s characterization... [Read more...]

OBAMA OKAYS ABORTION FUNDING

Responding to President Obama’s health care proposal is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: Every time President Obama’s spokesmen are asked about the Senate health care bill that authorizes federal funds for abortion, they reply that none of the bills put forth are the president’s own. Moreover, the president has said that he would never... [Read more...]

THERE IS ONLY ONE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Mary E. Hunt, who runs a group called the Women’s Alliance for Theology, Ethics and Ritual (WATER), has launched a vile assault on the Catholic Church. The pretext of her article is the decision of the Archdiocese of Washington to discontinue its foster-care program; the archdiocese maintains that as a condition of public funding it would have to... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES GETS FREE ADVICE

In the “Weekend Arts” section of today’s New York Times, there is an article about a satirical comedy group, Capitol Steps, that is taking its D.C. show on the road to New York City tonight. The piece describes some of the skits, none of which apparently deal with Catholicism. Nonetheless, in a color photo accompanying the article, there is a... [Read more...]

ELTON JOHN CALLS JESUS GAY

It is being reported that Elton John told Parade magazine that Jesus was gay. “I think Jesus was a compassionate, super-intelligent gay man who understood human problems.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue issued the following rejoinder today: Jesus was certainly compassionate, but to say He was “super-intelligent” is to compare the Son... [Read more...]

ARE LIBERAL RELIGIONS DISAPPEARING?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the data just released by the National Council of Churches: The 2010 edition of the Yearbook of American & Canadian Churches is out and the results are strikingly similar to the overall pattern that has been evident for many decades: the more conservative the religion on moral issues, the more it... [Read more...]

JOE BIDEN RIDICULED FOR WEARING ASHES

Fox News analyst Bob Beckel today criticized Vice President Joe Biden for wearing ashes on TV; today is Ash Wednesday and Biden is Catholic. In the middle of a discussion on President Obama’s stimulus plan, Beckel gratuitously said, “Sorry about laughing, but I looked at Joe Biden’s forehead, and I know it is Ash Wednesday, but I’m not sure... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC FOSTER CARE IN D.C. FORCED OUT

As reported in today’s Washington Post, Catholic Charities in the Archdiocese of Washington has ended its foster-care program. At issue was the right of the archdiocese to reject gay marriage and remain a city contractor; a bill legalizing same-sex marriage recently passed in the District. Catholic League president Bill Donohue supports the archdiocese: Archbishop... [Read more...]

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