SMITHSONIAN PULLS VILE VIDEO

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery has pulled the video, “A Fire in My Belly,” that the Catholic League objected to earlier today; it shows large ants eating away at Jesus on a crucifix. Commenting on this development is Catholic League president Bill Donohue: Our immediate concerns have been relieved, though it is a sad commentary... [Read more...]

PRO-CHRISTMAS BILLBOARD IN NYC

Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains why the Catholic League decided to erect a pro-Christmas billboard in New York City: On the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, American Atheists has a billboard with an illustration of a nativity scene that reads, “You Know It’s a Myth: This Season Celebrate Reason.” It was erected... [Read more...]

SMITHSONIAN HOSTS ANTI-CHRISTIAN EXHIBIT

The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery is currently hosting an exhibit, “Hide/Seek: Difference and Desire in American Portraiture,” that features a video that shows large ants eating away at Jesus on a crucifix. The exhibit is replete with homoerotic images. Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: According... [Read more...]

FOX-TV’S “HOUSE” EXPLOITS CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s episode of “House,” a Fox-TV program: The show opens depicting a Latino man carrying a cross, upon which he is then crucified; he is shown spitting up blood profusely. After he is taken to a hospital, we learn the reason for his crucifixion: he had made a deal with God... [Read more...]

POPE IGNITES DEBATE OVER CONDOMS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the pope’s recent remarks on condoms: Pope Benedict XVI acknowledges that condoms may make sense in preventing the transmission of disease, and he immediately sets off a firestorm. But he never said condoms are an acceptable means of birth control, nor did he say that they are the answer to HIV/AIDS.... [Read more...]

MAHER HAS GAY PRIESTS ON THE BRAIN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue discusses what happened last night on “The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell,” the new MSNBC show: Larry O’Donnell took some legitimate jabs at Republican candidates in this fall’s election, citing them for making what he labeled as “stupid comparisons” between being gay... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN’S CRITICS FREAK OUT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way some of the critics of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan are reacting to his election yesterday as the new head of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops: NPR is worried that Archbishop Dolan is “overtly conservative,” and Tim Rutten of the Los Angeles Times is fretting... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN TO LEAD BISHOPS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the news that New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan was elected today to lead the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops over the next three years: What a splendid choice! Archbishop Dolan possesses all the right skills to lead the bishops’ conference: he is brilliant, courageous and diplomatic.... [Read more...]

KRUGMAN WANTS “DEATH PANELS”

Yesterday, on ABC’s “This Week,” New York Times columnist Paul Krugman addressed the subject of escalating health care costs. He said, “Some years down the pike, we’re going to get the real solution, which is going to be a combination of death panels and sales taxes.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments... [Read more...]

“BOARDWALK EMPIRE” REACHES NEW LOW

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest episode of the HBO show, “Boardwalk Empire”: There is something pernicious about Hollywood’s non-stop assault on Catholicism. The scene from this week’s “Boardwalk Empire” that has outraged Catholics is the one where several middle-age men are sitting around... [Read more...]

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