NEW YORK TIMES EXPLOITS SMITHSONIAN ISSUE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the front-page article in today’s New York Times Arts Section regarding the video that was pulled by the Smithsonian after a Catholic League protest:   By publishing a large still from the ants-on-the-crucifix video, the New York Times helps to convince the public that our protest was justified.... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS BACK EVANGELICAL USAFA SPEAKER

The United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) has invited retired Marine 1st Lt. Clebe McClary to speak at the National Prayer Luncheon on February 10. McClary is a Vietnam War Decorated Veteran and a known evangelical inspirational speaker. Mikey Weinstein, the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, has asked the Superintendent of the USAFA,... [Read more...]

SMITHSONIAN STILL DOESN’T GET IT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Town Hall Los Angeles forum held yesterday that featured the Smithsonian Institution’s chief Wayne Clough:    Christians have waited in vain for Smithsonian officials to simply acknowledge that they understand why so many Catholics and Protestants—who largely fund the institution—might... [Read more...]

BUSHMILLS FUNDS LEARY FOUNDATION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue follows up on the news release from January 19 [click here to read it] that detailed Denis Leary’s vulgar assault on the pope, priests and nuns; Comedy Central featured it on January 16, and the DVD was released two days later: Something must be done to send Denis Leary a message that Catholics will not put... [Read more...]

MUSLIM LEADERS ATTACK THE POPE

The president of Al-Azhar, an Egyptian university, Sheikh Ahmed el-Tayeb, along with the leading members of the Islamic Research Academy, announced today they are breaking off dialogue with the Vatican in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s criticism of Muslim violence against Christians. After the suicide bombing of a Coptic Christian church in Alexandria... [Read more...]

ABORTION FUNDING IN JEOPARDY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the “No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act” that is being introduced today:   In 1976, Illinois Rep. Henry Hyde succeeded in getting a ban on abortion funding by federal agencies, and it had sailed along without serious challenge until the Obama administration. Today, a bill to ensure that... [Read more...]

DENIS LEARY DEFAMES POPE, PRIESTS AND NUNS

On January 16, Comedy Central aired “Denis Leary & Friends Present Douchebags & Donuts.” On January 18, Comedy Central Home Entertainment and Paramount Home Entertainment released the DVD nationwide. The opening segment of this video is addressed by Bill Donohue today:   The standup special opens with a clip of Pope Benedict XVI... [Read more...]

WHO WANTS MANDATORY REPORTING?

A 1997 letter by the Apostolic Nuncio in Ireland to the Irish bishops has surfaced wherein the bishops were advised not to contravene canon law when dealing with cases of alleged sexual abuse of minors. Many critics have focused on the sentence which reads, “In particular, the situation of ‘mandatory reporting’ gives rise to serious... [Read more...]

KNIGHTS OF MALTA DEMONIZED

Investigative journalist Seymour Hersh spoke yesterday in Qatar. In his speech, he indicted the Knights of Malta for being anti-Muslim. Hersh alleged that Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the U.S. commander in Afghanistan who previously headed the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), and the man who succeeded him at JSOC, Vice Adm. William McRaven, are... [Read more...]

MoMA HOSTS VILE VIDEO

New York’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has acquired the video showing ants crawling all over Jesus on the Cross that was withdrawn from the Smithsonian Institution on November 30 after a protest by the Catholic League, and complaints from congressmen. MoMA also has the original 13-minute version; the video is being shown, starting today.   Catholic... [Read more...]

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