“DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP” BILL DRAWS PROTEST

On June 7, Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell signed an executive order extending city-paid health benefits to the domestic partners of gay city officials. Criticism of the mayor was quickly forthcoming from many sources, including Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, City Council President John Street and Arthur J. Delaney,... [Read more...]

LEAGUE MAKES “ENEMIES LIST”

The Catholic League has been named by the Interfaith Alliance to its “enemies list.” The list advises Interfaith members of groups they shouldn’t join. For those not familiar with the Interfaith Alliance, it is a new hodgepodge of mainline Protestants, Jews and Catholics, all of whom are committed to the politics of the left. What is particularly... [Read more...]

BAPTISTS CENSURE DISNEY

In June, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to censure the Walt Disney Company for its pro-homosexual agenda and for its less than family-friendly image of Catholics. It criticized the Disney policy of extending health benefits to the same-sex partners of employees and also took aim at Disney for the movie Priest, which, the resolution stated, was... [Read more...]

STRONG SUPPORT FOR LAW PROTECTING CONFESSIONAL

On June 10, the Catholic League sponsored a press conference at the New York Catholic Center welcoming Congressman Peter T. King in his effort to secure legislation barring any future bugging of the confessional, as happened in Eugene, Oregon this past spring. The law, called the “Religious Communication Sanctity Act,” would bar government... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC PROFESSOR QUITS JEWISH POST UNDER PRESSURE

Thomas E. Bird, a professor at Queens College, resigned under pressure in July as the new director of the college’s Jewish studies program. Though Bird received the support of many prominent Jews, and has a distinguished record of accomplishment serving Jewish causes, he felt that he was “the object of primitive religious bigotry” and... [Read more...]

OLYMPIC FEVER OVERHEATS

Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, got carried away when he said, “We are more important than the Catholic religion.” More important than professional wrestling, perhaps, but not Catholicism.  Read More →

CATHOLICISM LAMBASTED IN MARTHA STUART “PARODY”

In their second book of parodies caricaturing the work of Martha Stewart, Tom Connor and Jim Downey have lashed out at Catholicism. Entitled Martha Stuart’s better than you at Entertaining, the book introduces readers to “Our Lady of Perpetual Gilt,” “His Holiness Pope John Paul George,” and offers menus for “Circumcision... [Read more...]

RECORDING MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION RIDICULES POPE

The Hollywood-based Recording Musicians Association triggered a response from the Catholic League when it ridiculed the pope in one of its ads. The ad showed a drawing of Pope John Paul II holding a pointer at the inscription, “WHAT WOULD YOU MOTHER SAY if she knew you scored in church?” Appearing below this is a drawing of a church with... [Read more...]

GAY PRIDE PARADE SPARES CATHOLICS

This year’s New York Gay Pride Parade was the first one in memory that did not include even one exhibition of anti-Catholicism. In past years, men and women dressed as priests and nuns, did satanic dances, went naked in the streets and made obscene gestures in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. That is why the Catholic League protested and sought... [Read more...]

SPIN MAGAZINE FEATURES CATHOLIC BASHING ARTICLE

Spin, a pop culture magazine published by Bon Guccione, Jr., featured in its July edition one of most decidedly anti-Catholic articles to have appeared anywhere in some time. “Sin City” was written by someone called Eurydice (who allegedly traveled to the Vatican for her story), and it is replete with every Catholic bashing epithet imaginable. The... [Read more...]

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