PAPAL TRIP TOPS EXPECTATIONS

Here is how Catholic League president Bill Donohue summarized the papal trip to the United Kingdom: Almost everyone was surprised by both the size of the crowds that came out to greet Pope Benedict XVI and the enthusiasm he generated. British Prime Minister David Cameron was particularly kind, praising the pope for the “searching questions”... [Read more...]

CARNEGIE HALL STOOPS LOW; “JERRY SPRINGER” DIRTIES ITS NAME

On January 29 and 30, “Jerry Springer–The Opera” will be performed at Carnegie Hall. The first act is a parody of the Jerry Springer Show; the second act depicts the television personality in Hell attempting to bridge a resolution between Jesus and Satan. Catholic League president Bill Donohue laced into the show today: “When... [Read more...]

PBS TO AIR DOCUDRAMA ON INQUISITION

On May 9 and 16, PBS will air a four-part docudrama called “The Secret Files of the Inquisition.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue raised some concerns today: “PBS will not air a movie that its officials say paints Muslims in a bad light, ‘Islam vs. Islamists,’ but it has no qualms about showing a flick that Catholics have every right... [Read more...]

BBC’S HIT JOB ON THE POPE

On October 1, the British Broadcasting Company (BBC) aired a documentary, “Sex Crimes and the Vatican,” that accused Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger (now Pope Benedict XVI) of covering up priestly sexual abuse for 20 years. The show, which aired on the BBC’s flagship, Panorama, says that Cardinal Ratzinger had been in charge of enforcing a 1962 Vatican... [Read more...]

A WHO’S WHO OF CATHOLIC BASHERS DELIVERS “LIAM”

“Liam” is the story of a Depression-era Liverpool family seen through the eyes of a 7-year-old boy.  The movie opened in select theaters today and was previewed by Catholic League research analyst Louis Giovino. Of interest to the Catholic League is the dreary tale of Liam’s experience preparing for First Communion.  All Liam learns in school... [Read more...]

BBC BASHES CATHOLICS IN “A LOVE DIVIDED”

“A Love Divided” opened today in select theaters.  Produced by the BBC, the movie is based on an allegedly true story about a Protestant woman, married to a Catholic, who brings her children up Protestant in Ireland in the 1950s after pledging to bring them up Catholic.  As the story goes, when a local priest objects, the woman flees to Northern... [Read more...]

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