COMEDIANS BARE THE TRUTH ON SEXUAL ABUSE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: For years, the Catholic League has maintained that priests accused of sexual abuse are treated differently than any other segment of the population. This is especially true when the abuser is a celebrity. Last night, a comedian on “Chelsea Lately,” Joe Matarese, made exactly this... [Read more...]

MACY’S OFFENDS CATHOLICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how Macy’s department store is offending Catholics: Why Macy’s would want to pick a fight with Catholics during the Lenten season is not known, but that it has is certain. Here’s the background. This weekend, Showtime will begin airing a series, “The Borgias,” a corrupt... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS REALITY CHECK

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers a religious reality check based on some news items from today:   Bart Ehrman doesn’t believe in God, which is why he is just the right guy to teach religion at the University of North Carolina. It’s not as though he is uninterested in religion—he likes to study the Bible, it’s just that... [Read more...]

NEWS FLASH: PRIESTS HAVE RIGHTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent attacks on the rights of priests:   In an editorial that is pure boilerplate, the Seattle Times said yesterday that 37 priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese have been allowed to continue in ministry despite a finding of sexual misconduct by a grand jury. But the grand jury did not find anyone... [Read more...]

BOYS LIKE “BOOK OF MORMON”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way critics are receiving the new Broadway musical, “The Book of Mormon”:   When Trey Parker and Matt Stone die, the obit page should label them as talented yet cowardly artists. After all, as Terry Teachout in the Wall Street Journal says, it takes no guts to bash Mormons on Broadway.... [Read more...]

SOUTH DAKOTA: MODEL FOR REDUCING ABORTIONS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:   For the past few years, the pro-abortion community has inexplicably said they support “abortion reduction” efforts (it is not clear why they would want to reduce the rates of a procedure they say is non-lethal). In any event, they should now be supporting what is going on in... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC VIEWS ON GAY MARRIAGE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new survey of Catholics by the Public Religion Research Institute:   Do Catholics support homosexual marriage? It depends on how Catholic they are. Those who attend a few times a year think it’s fine (59 percent); those who attend once or twice a month are mostly opposed (only 43 percent support... [Read more...]

PRIESTS AND NUNS MOCKED ON “LOPEZ TONIGHT”

On last night’s episode of “Lopez Tonight” a skit was performed featuring a priest who ran a religious-themed strip club, “Bad Habits.” Among the dancers were two nuns in full habit and an altar boy.   Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed this show today:   This isn’t the first time George Lopez has gone after the Catholic... [Read more...]

VATICAN AND U.S. DIFFER ON GAY RIGHTS

In Geneva, representatives from the Holy See and the United States differed today on the need for a declaration protecting homosexual rights. The Obama administration introduced a declaration that pledged to end discrimination against homosexuals around the world. But a Vatican spokesman at the U.N. Human Rights Council noted that the language of the... [Read more...]

PELOSI LIES ABOUT CATHOLIC SUPPORT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks made by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi today: Last year, when Nancy Pelosi went to see the pope, she was denied the opportunity to exploit him: photographers were not invited into the room for the typical photo session. Instead, Pope Benedict XVI reminded her of the duties expected of public Catholics.... [Read more...]

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