New Yorker Offends Christians During Holy Week

The April cover of the New Yorker magazine showed a crucified Easter Bunny in a business suit superimposed on an IRS tax form. According to the artist, Art Spiegelman, the drawing was meant to show how conservatives view tax cuts as an “article of faith.” When Catholic League president William Donohue was contacted at home by a reporter... [Read more...]

Disney Targeted By Resolution

On May 2, Catholic League member Paul McCarthy of Massachusetts submitted a resolution to be presented at the November meeting of the Walt Disney Company. McCarthy, who owns 22 shares of Disney stock, asked shareholders to ratify a resolution that calls for the establishment of a religious advisory committee. The resolution stated that films which express... [Read more...]

The Fallout Over ”Priest”

As the dust is settling over the movie “Priest,” it now seems like an opportune time to address some of the complaints that were registered against the Catholic League’s criticisms of the film. Most of the comments that the League received, I am pleased to report, were quite favorable, but, alas, “you can’t please them... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S SURVEY OF AMERICAN CATHOLICS

By William A. Donohue, Ph. D Surveys of American Catholics abound, so why is there a need for another one? Because those who have commissioned such surveys haven’t asked all the right questions, that’s why. It’s not as though those who have done the polling have been incompetent or dishonest, it’s just that, for a variety of... [Read more...]

Baker Case Settled

On March 27, the five-year-old suit against Regal Art Press, owned by Chuck and Sue Baker, was settled in Franklin Superior Court, Franklin County, Vermont. No money will change hands between the plaintiff, Linda Paquette of Vermont Catholics for a Free Choice, and the defendant, Regal Art Press. Ms. Paquette initially brought suit against the Bakers... [Read more...]

League Pickets Disney

On Saturday, April 29, 1995, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Catholic League picketed the Disney Store in Boston in protest over the movie “Priest.” The demonstration, which lasted more than three hours, was held in Boston’s historic Faneuil Hall Market Place, which houses Disney’s largest retail outlet in New England. More... [Read more...]

Former Vatican Ambassador Edits Critical Look at Catholics

 Our Sunday Visitor Press has announced the publication of Catholics in the Public Square: The Role of Catholics in American Life, Culture, and Politics. Edited by Thomas P. Melady, former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and a one-time member of the League board, the book features articles by Robert Casey, Henry Hyde, Thomas Monaghan, Michael Novak,... [Read more...]

League Enters Religious Freedom Case in Colorado

The Catholic League has joined a coalition of organizations filing a friend of the court brief in the United States Supreme Court supporting the constitutionality of Amendment 2, a constitutional amendment passed by popular referendum in the State of Colorado. Amendment 2 was approved by Colorado voters in response to municipal gay rights legislation... [Read more...]

Catholic League Assists EWTN

On March 2, the Catholic League received a call from a resident of Old Bridge, New Jersey concerning ACLU threats to eliminate EWTN service to the town on a legal technicality. The original situation was such that, because the town had two local access channels, there was not a channel open for the cable station to use for broadcasting EWTN. Mter over-whelming... [Read more...]