Over the past few years, we have often commented on the anti-Catholic remarks of Bill Maher, host of the late-night ABC show, “Politically Incorrect.” Whenever we ask the person in charge at ABC’s Broadcast Standards and Practices for an apology, we get the usual, “well, Bill Maher offends lots of people” type of response.... [Read more...]MORE DISHONESTY OVER DIVERSITY
At bottom, diversity means allowing for differences. So when the New York State Assembly passed a bill that would require all employers to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, Catholics wondered whether there would be enough diversity to go around that would allow for a religious conscience protection clause. To their dismay,... [Read more...]NOTHING LEFT TO COME HOME TO
Three men whose lives have been wrapped up in the Catholic Church, only to see their relationship torn, are John Cornwell, Garry Wills and James Carroll. Cornwell and Wills spent time in the seminary and quit; Carroll became a priest and quit. They are mostly known these days for writing the most scurrilous things about the Catholic Church. Moreover,... [Read more...]SALON.COM WEARS ITS BIGOTRY ON ITS SLEEVE
The February 6 edition of Salon.com, the online magazine, featured an excerpt from a notoriously vulgar book, “The Erotica Project.” The selection, which was written by Lillian Ann Slugocki (she co-authored the volume with Erin Cressida Wilson), is an obscene portrait of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. With graphic detail, Slugocki depicts... [Read more...]“SAVING SILVERMAN” IS SHOCK SCHLOCK
Most reviewers agreed that “Saving Silverman” was one of the most vulgar movies to open in some time. What didn’t catch their eye were the Catholic-bashing elements. When the film opened on February 9, it was described by reviewers in terms that were appropriately harsh: “there are a number of laugh-out-loud moments wedged in between... [Read more...]TOO MUCH RELIGIOUS FREEDOM?
When William Donohue learned that the New York State Legislature was considering a bill that would mandate all employers to provide contraceptive health insurance coverage for its employees, he personally wrote to every member arguing that a religious conscience protection clause be included. Catholic health care organizations, he said, should have... [Read more...]ELLEN “THE NUN”
The NBC show “Will and Grace” had a special guest February 15th. Someone thought it would be fun to have America’s most well known lesbian, Ellen DeGeneres, play a nun. The nun said she was taken to the convent when she was three, thinking she was going to the zoo. “All I wanted to do is see the penguins. Ironic, isn’t it?”... [Read more...]BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART IGNITES NEW WAR
As soon as the media found out about the latest anti-Catholic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, they contacted the Catholic League. We immediately launched a national protest that was enjoined by many notables on both sides. “The Today Show,” the New York Times, CNN and Fox News Channel were only a few of the media outlets that covered... [Read more...]