MEDIA COVERAGE OF POPE IS MIXED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue looks at how the media are covering the papal visit to the U.K. thus far: The coverage has been mixed. The Tribune newspapers, the Chicago Tribune and the Los Angeles Times, were quite fair. The extensive piece in the Washington Post was also very fair. These newspapers focused on the pope’s remarks and the... [Read more...]

VATICAN GOES ON THE OFFENSIVE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement made by Cardinal William Levada, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith: Cardinal Levada directly takes on the New York Times for its coverage of the Fr. Murphy abuse case in Wisconsin. Commenting on the news story by Laurie Goodstein, Levada writes, “The point of... [Read more...]

CONNECTICUT ANTI-CATHOLIC BILL PULLED

The bill that would allow the state legislature in Connecticut to reconfigure the governing structure of the Catholic Church has been pulled. Introduced by Rep. Michael Lawlor and Sen. Andrew McDonald, the bill was withdrawn at the behest of the person who proposed it, Tom Gallagher; he is a contributor to the National Catholic Reporter, a left-wing... [Read more...]

ELECTION ISSUES SPARK VITRIOLIC RESPONSE

The Catholic Church’s opposition to abortion, and its endorsement of the pro-marriage resolution in California, Proposition 8, has triggered an avalanche of criticism, much of it vitriolic. Here is a sampling: · The National Catholic Reporter blasts all the bishops—“Not one among the bishops has had the courage”—to take on pro-life Catholics... [Read more...]

CENSORS TARGET KANSAS CITY ARCHBISHOP

On May 9, Kansas City Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann publicly asked Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius to refrain from going to Communion. Sebelius not only supports abortion-on-demand, and works closely with Planned Parenthood, she has received funding from Dr. George Tiller of Wichita; he is nationally known for performing late-term abortions. Over the... [Read more...]

ABC NEWS REPORTS WOMEN “PRIESTS”

On the June 19 edition of “World News Tonight,” there was a report by ABC News correspondent Dan Harris that led viewers to think that eight women are about to be ordained as Catholic priests in the U.S. The lead piece in this story, “From Priesthood to Bishops, Women Gain Ground in Christian Organizations,” covered the election of the first... [Read more...]

SCHIAVO CASE REVEALS MORAL PRIORITIES

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release today on the Terri Schiavo case: “Mention Terri Schiavo to left-wing Christians and feminists and immediately they panic.  That’s because they find it impossible to think about euthanasia without first thinking about abortion.  And anything that might jeopardize their... [Read more...]

POYNTER GUILTY OF CONFLICT OF INTEREST

Soon after the Boston Globe broke the story of the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in 2002, a website dedicated to journalism began to post stories in a section titled, “Clergy Abuse Tracker.”  The website, Poynter Online, typically posts articles found in newspapers that deal with clergy abuse. Effective January 1, 2004, the Tracker... [Read more...]

ANTI-WAR CROWD EXPLOITS THE POPE

Catholic League president William Donohue spoke today on how the pope’s words on the war are being exploited by anti-war activists: “It comes as no surprise that the pope is viscerally anti-war.  But he is also no pacifist.  Pope John Paul II has said repeatedly that war cannot be decided upon ‘except as the very last option.’  What he has... [Read more...]

NATIONAL CATHOLIC REPORTER EXPLOITS MEDIA

Thomas Fox, publisher of the National Catholic Reporter, warned the media today of the likelihood that the Vatican may veto the document that will be approved this afternoon by the U.S. bishops in Dallas.  Fox based his remarks on a report by John Allen, the Rome correspondent for the weekly newspaper, that appears today on the website of the National... [Read more...]

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