Some might think it was cute. We didn’t. A new ad by the Denim Division of Diesel shows four young women wearing jeans, all draped in a habit headpiece praying the rosary; in a grotto behind them is a statue of Mary, also wearing jeans. Alongside the picture was the following: “Pure virginal 100% cotton. Soft and yet miraculously strong.”... [Read more...]NOTHING CAN SAVE “NOTHING SACRED”
Some things never change. The ratings for “Nothing Sacred” continue to plummet and the advertisers continue to flee. It has become increasingly obvious that nothing can save “Nothing Sacred.” Throughout the fall, Kevin Anderson, a.k.a. Father Ray, kept complaining that the reason the show is a bomb is because it is up against... [Read more...]PIUS XII VINDICATED—AGAIN!
In a new book by a history professor at the University of Wales-Aberystwyth, William Rubinstein supports the claim made by Sister Margherita and others that Pius XII has been the object of unfair attacks. The book, The Myth of Rescue: Why the Democracies Could Not Have Saved More Jews from the Nazis (Routledge Press), attempts to show just how baseless... [Read more...]THE POPE IN CUBA: MEDIA MOSTLY FAIR
While overshadowed by President Clinton’s latest scandal, Pope John Paul II’s historic visit to Cuba in January received, for the most part, very fair treatment from the American media. The Pope’s strongly worded Gospel messages promoting faith, family, and the sanctity of life were all thoroughly and accurately reported, as was the outpouring... [Read more...]SLAMMING PRIESTS AND NUNS
It pains the Catholic League to learn of news reports involving the sexual indiscretion of a priest or nun. The league’s position is to issue no comment on those in the media who fairly criticize the Church for not doing enough to check this (or any other) problem. But when criticism extends beyond allegedly culpable sources to the entire corpus of... [Read more...]SOME WARS NEVER END
To some, being mistakenly identified as a Catholic is the most serious sin in the world. This is one conclusion the Catholic League can reach with ease, what with the evidence that continues to pour into our office. Every time the Catholic League solicits new members via a direct mail campaign, we get hit with a barrage of anti-Catholic mail. This happened... [Read more...]“SOUTH PARK” STOOPS TO THE GUTTER
The Catholic League took strong exception to the February 4 episode of the Comedy Central cartoon, “South Park.” It featured a boxing match between “Jesus” and “Satan.” In addition to the violence, the script included a priest character who shouts, “Jesus, you’re gonna kick ass”; a boy who coaches Jesus... [Read more...]THE TRUTH ABOUT POPE PIUS XII
Pope Pius XII was not a German collaborator nor was he pro-Nazi. Neither was he inactive nor silent. As a member of the Catholic Church, I resent the blatant accusations against the diplomacy of the Pope and the Church during World War II. This is not only indecent journalism but it also an injustice toward a man who saved more Jews than any other person,... [Read more...]WE “COLLABORATED” WITH THE NAZIS?
As we approach the new millennium, Pope John Paul II has made many comments asking for forgiveness; he recognizes that the Church has erred in the past and should have done more to promote justice. But he has also wondered aloud why it is that no one other than the Church apologizes for past deeds. In this regard, the role of the Church during the Holocaust... [Read more...]“YOUR AVERAGE CATHOLIC SCHOOLGIRL”?
In one of the most brazenly anti-Catholic remarks to be voiced by a journalist that we’ve seen in some time, New York Post columnist Andrea Peyser wrote on January 24 that President Clinton’s denial that oral sex qualifies as sex is shared by “your average Catholic schoolgirl.” William Donohue’s letter objecting to this article was... [Read more...]