Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) to welcome practicing homosexuals as candidates for ordination: We knew that the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was in trouble when it had to pass an amendment to its Constitution in 1997 affirming its teachings on ordination: married couples were expected... [Read more...]LADY GAGA “JUDAS” VIDEO IS A MESS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue had an opportunity to preview Lady Gaga’s “Judas” video. Here are his thoughts: In her “Judas” video, Lady Gaga plays fast and loose with Catholic iconography, and generates several untoward statements, but she typically dances on the line without going over it. Perhaps that is... [Read more...]KUSHNER UNWORTHY OF HONORARY DEGREE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the decision by trustees of the City University of New York (CUNY) not to award playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree: As a general rule, objections to anyone being considered for an honorary degree take on weight only when there are serious reasons for doing so. An honorary degree is a... [Read more...]KUDOS TO PEORIA CATHOLIC CHARITIES
Catholic League president Bill Donohue congratulates Catholic Charities of the Diocese of Peoria: If the state of Illinois wants to grant adoption rights to homosexual couples in a civil union, it has a right to do so. But it has no right to force its will on those who, as a matter of conscience, disagree. This is especially true when conscience... [Read more...]OSTON GLOBE COVERUP?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article in yesterday’s Boston Globe: Yesterday, Boston Globe reporter Kevin Cullen said that Pope John Paul II “presided over a church that was guilty of one of the biggest institutional coverups of criminal activity in history.” He also gave credence to the charge that “Priests... [Read more...]NBC ALLOWS LENO TO BASH PRIESTS
The April 29 episode of “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno” was the occasion for yet another assault on priests. In a skit about the Royal Wedding, Dame Edna played a British correspondent. She was shown taking secret footage of the event while Leno pretended to be speaking with her live. Dame Edna approached a vendor selling cheese called... [Read more...]“THERE BE DRAGONS” IS A HIT
Tom Arkin of the Catholic League previewed “There Be Dragons” and found it inspiring. It opens May 6. Here is his review: Academy-Award-nominated director Roland Joffe’s film, “There Be Dragons,” is a fictional account based on the life of the canonized saint Father Josemaria Escrivá, founder of Opus Dei. Roberto... [Read more...]