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  • College Prof Calls Catholic Church Barbaric, Sexist, and Medieval

    08/20/2014 2:02:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 50 replies
    Creative Minority Reporta ^ | August 20, 2014 | Matthew Archbold
    Professor Jerry A. Coyne, professor of Ecology and Evolution at The University of Chicago, wrote one of the nastiest anti-Catholic diatribes I've read in a while; painting the Church as barbaric, sexist, and medieval and accusing it for torturing women. And then because he was still feeling it, he compared the Church to the most evilest of organizations in his estimation - The National Rifle Association. Insert gasp here. And The New Republic saw nothing wrong with this and decided to publish it. The issue at hand has to do with a woman in Ireland (but not a citizen there)...
  • NY Times Allows Atheists' Full-Page, Anti-Catholic Ad; Rejected 'Anti-Muslim' Ad in 2012

    The Federalist's David Harsanyi pointed out the New York Times's clear double standard when it comes to advertising in a Thursday post on Twitter. The writer recounted that the liberal paper "rejected an ad aimed at one religion" in 2012, but printed a full-page ad in Thursday's edition from the far-left Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF), which blasted the "all-male, all-Roman Catholic majority" on the Supreme Court for its decision in the Hobby Lobby case. Harsanyi linked to a March 15, 2012 item on the ultra-liberal Think Progress blog that spotlighted how the Times "rejected a full-page anti-Islam advertisement submitted...
  • Anti-Catholic Full-Page Ad in the New York Times Today

    07/03/2014 2:35:40 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 19 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | 7/3/14 | Ed Lasky
    The Hobby Lobby decision has ignited liberals and unleashed their prejudice. And this ad is shameful. The New York Times has a full-page ad in its print edition today that should elicit protests around the nation (but likely won’t). Here is a copy from the website of the Freedom From Religious Foundation that wrote and paid for the ad The photo of the woman at top is that of Margaret Sanger-idol of the pro-choice movement (and the founder of Planned Parenthood) who -- this has been all but erased from the panegyrics to her greatness -- was a proponent of...
  • Anti-Catholic full-page ad in the New York Times today

    07/03/2014 7:35:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 07/03/2014 | Ed Lasky
    The Hobby Lobby decision has ignited liberals and unleashed their prejudice. And this ad is shameful.The New York Times has a full-page ad in its print edition today that should elicit protests around the nation (but likely won’t). Here is a copy from the website of the Freedom From Religious Foundation that wrote and paid for the ad http://ffrf.org/news/news-releases/item/20870-ffrf-s-full-page-ad-in-new-york-times-to-protest-hobby-lobby-ruling: The photo of the woman at top is that of Margaret Sanger-idol of the pro-choice movement (and the founder of Planned Parenthood) who -- this has been all but erased from the panegyrics to her greatness -- was a proponent of...
  • GAY PRIDE PARADE WON’T BEND ITS RULES (bars Catholic League "Straight is Great" banner)

    03/23/2014 4:11:05 PM PDT · by NYer · 53 replies
    Catholic League ^ | March 21, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on his exchange with officials from New York’s Heritage of Pride parade: For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York’s annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, “Straight is Great.” The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide by their rules. It didn’t take long before they did.Today, I informed Heritage of Pride officials that I objected to...
  • Huge victory in Boston St. Patrick's Day Parade

    03/21/2014 1:51:45 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 41 replies
    MassResistance ^ | Mar 20, 2014
    These days there aren't too many big pro-family victories to celebrate. But Sunday's St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston was one of them! It went wonderfully. The organizers stood up to the politicians and the rabid media who tried relentlessly to force them to include overt homosexual activist groups in their traditional Catholic, pro-family parade. And in the end many others stood with them. Labor unions, small businesses, several politicians, and an almost endless procession of military, religious, school, and other groups proudly marched before huge, cheering crowds.
  • Guinness Pulls Out of St. Patty’s Parade Over LGBT Ban (New York City)

    03/16/2014 7:03:20 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 104 replies
    New York Post ^ | March 16, 2014 | Leonard Greene
    Guinness pulls out of St. Patty’s parade over LGBT ban Guinness beer has pulled its sponsorship from New York’s famed St. Patrick’s day parade over a controversial policy that prohibits gays and lesbians from marching openly, according to reports. “Guinness has a strong history of supporting diversity and being an advocate for equality for all,” the company said in a statement on the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation website. “We were hopeful that the policy of exclusion would be reversed for this year’s parade. As this has not come to pass, Guinness has withdrawn its participation. We will continue...
  • Sam Adams Withdraws from Boston St. Pat's Parade

    03/14/2014 2:44:44 PM PDT · by plangent · 90 replies
    WSAV-TV ^ | March 14, 2014 | Staff
    <p>The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston's St. Patrick's Day parade because organizers exclude gay groups.</p>
  • Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights

    03/14/2014 8:51:06 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 98 replies
    Guardian (UK) ^ | March 14, 2014
    Sam Adams Pulls Its Sponsorship of St Patrick's Day Parade Over Gay Rights Boston parade organisers failed to reach an agreement with gay rights advocacy group, causing beer brewer to withdraw support 14 March 2014 The New York parade organisers have also come under fire for their policy toward LGBT people. The maker of Sam Adams beer says it is withdrawing its sponsorship of Boston’s St Patrick’s Day parade a day after negotiations to allow gay groups to march broke down. Boston Beer Co said in a statement Friday that it is disappointed that an agreement couldn’t be reached between...
  • Are You, or Have You Ever Been, a Member of the Catholic Church?

    02/08/2014 4:28:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 81 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | February 7, 2014 | Donald R. McClarey
    Yesterday, the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child issued a report, purportedly over the sexual abuse scandal involving the Catholic Church. Forget for a moment the average Catholic’s (need I qualify that with “non-dissenting”?…or “orthodox”?) bias in reading this report…and forget for a moment the facts of the scandal…that’s what most of the “top and bottom of the hour” reporting is focusing on…yet, this same UN report is attempting to get the Vatican to change its own doctrine and canon law. How consonant this is with the current Administration’s chilling efforts related to the HHS contraception/abortifacient mandate as...
  • Why Anti-Catholic Prejudice Ought to Bother Everyone

    01/21/2014 7:03:33 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 98 replies
    http://www.nationalreview.com ^ | January 21, 2014 | Robert Barron
    Last week two outrageously anti-Catholic outbursts took place in the public forum. The first was an article in U.S. News and World Report by syndicated columnist Jamie Stiehm. Ms. Stiehm argued that the Supreme Court was dangerously packed with Catholics, who have, she averred, a terribly difficult time separating church from state and who just can’t refrain from imposing their views on others. Her meditations were prompted by Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s granting some legal breathing space to the Little Sisters of the Poor, who were objecting to the provisions of the HHS mandate. As even a moment’s thoughtful consideration would...
  • No Room in Polite Society for Anti-Catholic Contempt

    01/10/2014 5:28:10 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 133 replies
    US News / Blog ^ | January 9, 2014 | Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie
    Justice Sonia Sotomayor's recent ruling, issuing a stay on the fines for the Little Sisters of the Poor, struck some people in violent ways. One blogger, Jamie Stiehm writing for U.S. News, seems to think that Sotomayor outed herself as that most crass and small minded of people: a Catholic! This was certainly not a predictable outcome in the minds of those progressives who celebrated the elevation of the first "wise Latina" to the highest court in the land. She was supposed to stay on the reservation, of course, voting reliably to uphold the foundations of liberal orthodoxy, whenever they...
  • Why some Catholics think Obama is master of deception

    12/31/2013 8:55:55 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 51 replies
    CNN ^ | 12-30-13 | Ashley McGuire
    It was the 2013 Politifact "Lie of the Year," our president's now infamous line: "If you like your health care plan, you can keep it." Now all Americans are realizing what Catholics have known from the beginning: President Barack Obama is a master of deception. Lest people forget, passage of the Affordable Care Act happened in part because Obama struck a deal with a single Catholic holdout: Bart Stupak, D-Michigan. Stupak agreed to vote for the bill in exchange for an executive order protecting conscience rights and preserving the Hyde Amendment's ban on the use of federal funds for abortion....
  • Military chapel closed in Georgia: ‘Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice’

    10/08/2013 4:35:09 PM PDT · by Nachum · 48 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/8/13 | Alex Pappas
    Father Ray Leonard, a Catholic priest who serves a Georgia military base, was not allowed to celebrate mass at the Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay this weekend. “Shutdown: No Catholic service till further notice,” a sign posted on the chapel said. Leonard — who is contracted with the Department of Defense to minister the military on the base — is not allowed to work on the base during the federal government shutdown. In fact, the general counsel for the Archdiocese for the Military Services USA has warned that — under current law — some military priests under contract could even
  • Are We Really Catholic Bashing?

    09/24/2013 7:08:17 AM PDT · by jodyel · 250 replies
    reachingcatholics.org ^ | Unknown | Mike Gendron
    Are We Really Catholic Bashing? Mike Gendron Throughout the last 13 years we have made the Roman Catholic Church our primary mission field. It has been our heart’s desire to see Roman Catholics embrace the Lord Jesus Christ as their all-sufficient Savior and enjoy the salvation He sovereignly secured for all who trust Him alone. Needless to say, we have received thousands of letters, e-mails and phone calls from disgruntled, irate, annoyed, threatening or confused Catholics who tell us we are Catholic bashers and do not know anything about their religion. Some are zealous for God, but without biblical knowledge....
  • Jimmy Carter, Ex-President and Anti-Catholic Bigot, Attacks Pope John Paul II

    06/25/2013 10:14:20 AM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 47 replies
    http://the-american-catholic.com ^ | June 24, 2013 | Donald R. McClarey
    Bad enough that James Earl Carter, Jr. is the worst president this country has had not named James Buchanan or Barack Obama, but he is also an anti-Catholic bigot as his latest mind droppings amply demonstrate: Former US President Jimmy Carter has disclosed that he had angry exchanges with Pope John Paul II about liberation theology and about the ordination of women. The former president said that he complained to the Pontiff about the Church’s “perpetuation of the subservience of women” while Blessed John Paul II was visiting the US in 1978, and “there was more harshness when we turned...
  • Jimmy Carter: Failure Of Catholic Church To Ordain Women Is A Human Rights Abuse

    06/23/2013 6:13:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 123 replies
    It’s not news when irrelevant people spout irrational opinions, because it happens nearly all the time, but hey – it’s been a slow day.From Swampland: Let’s get right to it. This week the Carter Center’s Mobilizing Faith for Women conference will ask the question, “Can religion be a force for women’s rights instead of a source of women’s oppression?” What’s your answer?Well, religion can be, and I think there’s a slow, very slow, move around the world to give women equal rights in the eyes of God. What has been the case for many centuries is that the great religions,...
  • Barack Obama 'Savages' Catholic Education

    06/20/2013 7:50:13 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/20/2013 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    It's already been firmly established that if a person, group or ideology disagrees with Barack Obama, he becomes fixated on them and then, any opportunity he gets, he makes provocative comments that could be interpreted as a warning shot. The message? Barack Obama doesn't forget ideological unfaithfulness, and if he can, he'll shut you up by shutting you down. The president has imposed his bad attitude on, to name but a few: Conservatives, specifically of the tea party brand, right-leaning talk radio, Fox News, and the group the left views as the seat of pro-life advocacy, the Catholic Church. Catholicism...
  • President Obama Criticizes Catholic Education

    06/18/2013 10:22:44 AM PDT · by Albion Wilde · 56 replies
    Catholic Education Daily ^ | June 18, 2013 | Tim Drake
    During a speech yesterday in Belfast, President Barack Obama criticized Catholic education, suggesting that it’s harmful to national unity. “If towns remain divided—if Catholics have their schools and buildings and Protestants have theirs, if we can’t see ourselves in one another and fear or resentment are allowed to harden—that too encourages division and discourages cooperation,” said the President, during his Northern Ireland Visit for the G8 summit. The Scottish Catholic Observer pointed out that Archbishop Gerhard Müller, prefect of the Vatican's Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, recently praised Catholic education before a Scottish audience.
  • Spanish anarchists send Catholics explosive packages containing vibrators

    04/19/2013 2:33:59 PM PDT · by haffast · 12 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Friday 19 April 2013 14.17 EDT | Giles Tremlett
    An anarchist group in Spain has been sending bombs to prominent Roman Catholics, hiding the explosives inside packages containing vibrators. At least two such mini-bombs have been sent by a group that calls itself the Anticlerical Pro Sex Toys Group, according to Spain's state-owned EFE news agency. One device exploded at a postal sorting office, slightly injuring the woman who was handling the package. "Please accept our apologies," the group said in an email apparently sent to an anarchist website at the beginning of last month. "Next time we won't fail." The group targeted the Roman Catholic archbishop of Pamplona,...
  • CBS Follows ABC to Airing Ugly Accusations Against Pope

    03/19/2013 10:29:54 PM PDT · by chessplayer · 12 replies
    Monday night's CBS Evening News followed CNN and ABC to the ugly decades-old accusations against Pope Francis from his time in Argentina. CBS featured the same critic of Pope Francis that ABC did on Sunday. CNN, meanwhile, was the only one of the three networks to seriously question the accusations. "There are still questions, though, about the Pope's relationship with Argentina's former government, a military dictatorship that kidnapped and killed thousands in the '70s and '80s," reported fill-in anchor Bob Schieffer. CBS centered the story around Francis' accuser, with only one quote in his defense.
  • HBO Hates Popes, Loves Kennedys

    02/15/2013 3:06:03 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 15, 2013 | Brent Bozell
    Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on Monday morning by announcing he would resign at the end of February. For Catholics, there was sorrow and there was gratitude for a Holy Father who taught with such distinction and worked with such care to safeguard the church's theological traditions. But there are those people who hate the Catholic Church, and they are ecstatic. Take documentary filmmaker Alex Gibney, a man who clearly thinks he is holier than the Pope. He told the Daily Beast that Benedict is a "criminal." This helps explain why he's made a documentary for HBO, the...
  • Pope Benedict XVI resigns and moral cretins tweet hate, death wishes... (left wing reaction)

    02/11/2013 4:53:41 AM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 2/11/2013
    In a nearly unprecedented move Pope Benedict XVI will step down at the end of the month. Twitter was buzzing with the news and, sadly, gutter sludge crawled out of the cracks.Vile fake retweets are coming in.RT @Pontifex f**** this, i'm done.— Max Vedel (@SoGreeen) February 11, 2013 Steady on old boy. RT @pontifex: f**** you and f**** your s***ty job!!!1!!— Ben (@ben_postgate) February 11, 2013 RT @Pontifex: f**** the lot of ya. Go to h**l. c**ls.— something in the way (@AllApologies_) February 11, 2013 But even more repugnant are the despicable death wishes and disgusting tweets from morally bankrupt cretins.AP...
  • DOJ to Colorado Family: Give Up Your Religion or Your Business (Hercules Industries)

    07/27/2012 8:14:45 AM PDT · by Heartlander2 · 14 replies
    CNS News ^ | July 26, 2012 | Terence P. Jeffrey
    From the article: "The Justice Department last week presented the Newland family of Colorado--who own Hercules Industries, a heating, ventilation and air-conditioning business--with what amounted to an ultimatum: Give up your religion or your business."
  • DOJ: Family Can't Run Their Business as Catholics

    07/25/2012 10:18:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2012 | Terry Jeffrey
    William, Paul and James Newland and their sister, Christine Ketterhagen, who together own Hercules Industries, have no right to conduct their family business in a manner that comports with their Catholic faith. The federal government can and will compel them to either surrender their business or to engage in activities the Catholic faith teaches are intrinsically immoral. This is exactly what President Barack Obama's Justice Department told a U.S. district court in a formal filing last week. Never before has an administration taken such a bold step to strip Americans of the freedom of conscience -- a right for which,...
  • Ma. elementary school changes name of St. Patrick's Day to O'Green Day to be more inclusive

    03/15/2012 1:12:28 PM PDT · by massmike · 69 replies
    960weli.com ^ | 03/15/2012 | Billy Hallowell
    St. Patrick’s Day is a holiday rooted in Christian values, however secular celebrations are also regularly held to commemorate the day. In fact, for a great many, the religious tones aren’t even a consideration, as alcohol, Shamrock shakes and other fun-filled elements regularly dominate the day’s observations. Somehow, though, the holiday is reportedly still too religious for one Massachusetts elementary school. At the Soule Road School in Wilbraham, St. Patrick‘s Day has been replaced as the name for the school’s celebration surrounding the popular holiday. It’s been replaced with the generic “O’Green Day.” MassLive.com’s Patrick Johnson calls the move “a...
  • First They Came for Rush and Lou Dobbs

    02/14/2012 5:09:38 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    .....First they came for Rush Limbaugh and Lou Dobbs. And the Catholic bishops did not speak out. Now they are coming for the Catholic bishops. Who will speak out now? Not, alas, the United Church of Christ. Let's go back into recent history -- 2009 to be exact. It was a story that involved the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in a blatant, full-on attack on the right of free speech and a free press -- the First Amendment. As I wrote here, here, here, here, here, and here three years ago, the Catholic bishops had managed to get their...
  • Catholic League Poised To Go To War With Obama Over Mandatory Birth Control Payments

    02/07/2012 4:09:58 AM PST · by 1010RD · 65 replies
    CBS News ^ | February 6, 2012 11:00 PM
    Catholic leaders upped the ante Monday, threatening to challenge the Obama administration over a provision of the new health care law that would require all employers, including religious institutions, to pay for birth control. As CBS 2’s Marcia Kramer reports, it could affect the presidential elections. Catholic leaders are furious and determined to harness the voting power of the nation’s 70 million Catholic voters to stop a provision of President Barack Obama’s new heath car reform bill that will force Catholic schools, hospitals and charities to buy birth control pills, abortion-producing drugs and sterilization coverage for their employees. “Never before,...
  • First, They Came for the Catholics

    02/01/2012 3:55:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 81 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 1, 2012 | Michelle Malkin
    President Obama and his radical feminist enforcers have had it in for Catholic medical providers from the get-go. It's about time all people of faith fought back against this unprecedented encroachment on religious liberty. First, they came for the Catholics. Who's next? This weekend, Catholic bishops informed parishioners of the recent White House edict forcing religious hospitals, schools, charities and other health and social service providers to provide "free" abortifacient pills, sterilizations and contraception on demand in their insurance plans -- even if it violates their moral consciences and the teachings of their churches. NARAL, NOW, Ms. Magazine and the...
  • Occupiers Dump Condoms on Catholic School Girls

    01/31/2012 2:23:56 PM PST · by antidemoncrat · 29 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | 1/31/2012 | Todd Starnes
    A group of Occupy Wall Street protesters disrupted a Right to Life rally and threw condoms on Catholic school girls inside the Rhode Island state capitol building.
  • Joe Paterno a martyr, but for what? (ANTI-CATHOLIC ATTACK ON PATERNO AND PENN STATE)

    01/23/2012 10:35:32 AM PST · by Chi-townChief · 24 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | January 23, 2012 11:54AM | Rick Telander rtelander@suntimes.com
    Joe Paterno, who died Sunday morning at age 85, will go down as a martyr. For what, it’s not clear. Not at this moment, anyway. It likely will take the sands of time and the sifting of those fine granules through the life and complex era of a dignified man to let us know what the final chiseled decision will be. Does the fact that Pater-no won more Division I college football games than anyone (409), had a high graduation rate, loved his family, gave huge sums to the Penn State library and stayed in a modest house in one...
  • Anti-gay Vatican plays victim card, wants tolerance for homophobia

    03/28/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT · by presidio9 · 76 replies
    National Examiner ^ | March 24th, 2011 | Michael Stone
    The Vatican is upset, and feeling like a victim. The Vatican is angry that the world is no longer willing to tolerate the alleged homophobia of the Catholic Church. However, not everybody is sympathetic to the Vatican's claim of victimization. Tuesday the Vatican condemned a United Nations Human Rights Council resolution in support of gay rights. The resolution was sponsored by 85 countries including the United States. The Vatican objects to this resolution that simply and clearly states that human rights apply to everyone, no matter who they are or whom they love. By Thursday, the Vatican's statement was being...
  • John MacArthur on Mariolatry

    12/18/2010 6:01:48 PM PST · by Gamecock · 295 replies · 2+ views
    Church Mouse ^ | November 18, 2010
    It seems as if there might be a sizable number of Christians who are unaware of the text of Jeremiah, particularly Jeremiah 44, which discusses a goddess called … the Queen of Heaven. John MacArthur uses Jeremiah 44 as his text to introduce two sermons on Mary in Catholic Church dogma. These date from 2006.The links to the full text are at the bottom of the post. I’ll provide excerpts, indented below, which will give many of us food for thought. Emphases mine throughout. On Jeremiah 44God condemns apostate Judah for worshipping this goddess of paganism called the Queen of...
  • Court Allows San Fran City Resolution Condemning Catholicism as 'Insulting,' 'Hateful'

    10/27/2010 12:10:42 PM PDT · by topher · 87 replies
    LifeSiteNews.com ^ | October 26, 2010 | By Kathleen Gilbert
    Tuesday October 26, 2010 Court Allows San Fran City Resolution Condemning Catholicism as 'Insulting,' 'Hateful' By Kathleen GilbertSAN FRANCISCO, October 26, 2010 (LifeSiteNews.com) - The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has shakily allowed to stand a resolution by the city government of San Francisco that lambasted the Vatican as "meddl[ing]" and "insult[ing]" for reaffirming its teaching against homosexual adoption, and which urged Church officials to disobey the Magisterium.The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith in 2006 had issued a statement clarifying that Catholic Church agencies, in line with the Church's moral teaching on sexuality, should not hand...
  • Gay Rights Group to Stage Kissing Protest in Front of Pope

    10/25/2010 1:09:19 PM PDT · by marshmallow · 24 replies
    The gay rights group Queer Kissing Flashmob is organizing a kissing protest against Pope Benedict XVI when he tours Spain next month. The group says it will protest the pope's stance against gay relations and marriage equality by staging a giant kissing demonstration in front of the Holy Father. “When Benedict XVI passes before us, we'll kiss, man with man or woman with woman,” Carole Marylene, an organizer of the event, told Spanish news agency EFE. “It is curious to note how an act so noble as a kiss can be considered revolutionary, even in the 21st century.” Gay couples...
  • Obama Excludes Private and Catholic School Children From Easter Egg Roll Ticket Giveaway

    03/24/2010 11:16:58 AM PDT · by massmike · 94 replies · 3,114+ views
    cnsnews.com ^ | 03/24/2010 | Penny Starr
    The Obama administration announced on Tuesday it has reserved 3,000 free tickets to the annual White House Easter Egg Roll for students in D.C.-area public and charter schools, but not for children who attend private or parochial schools. Why exclude children in private and parochial schools, asked the father of a parochial school student at Tuesday’s press conference where U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and District of Columbia Mayor Adrian Fenty announced the ticket giveaway. “These tickets are from the White House to public schools, and we’re appreciative, but there may be other things unrelated to this press conference,” Fenty...
  • Kay Burley has to say sorry for mistaking Ash Wednesday cross on V.P Biden's forehead for a bruise

    Sky News presenter Kay Burley was forced to make an on-air apology today after mistaking a tribute to Ash Wednesday on American vice president Joe Biden’s forehead for a ‘large bruise’. The controversial Miss Burley, 49, made the comments during a conversation with the news channel’s U.S. correspondent, Greg Milam. When made aware of her ignorance during a commercial break, Miss Burley then compounded her insulting words by saying: ‘I’ve said three Hail Marys, everything is going to be fine.’
  • Mother Teresa is still inspiring…hate

    02/09/2010 8:42:34 AM PST · by MarianoApologeticus · 19 replies · 561+ views
    Examiner.com ^ | February 3, 2010 AD | Mariano Apologeticus
    US Postal Service (USPS) due to issue stamp commemorating Mother Teresa, the Freedom From Religion Foundation objects… The FFRF was established in the USA which is a nation that was premised upon the concept of freedom of religious expression… Now, note the logical steps which discredit [the FFRF’s] objection: 1) Criterion No. 6 states that stamps shall not be issued to various organizations. 2) But the organization Mother Teresa ran and was inextricably identified with Roman Catholicism, etc. 3) Therefore, her organization is not being honored on the stamp: Mother Teresa is being honored. It is really as simple as...
  • Coakley: Catholics Shouldn't Work in ER's

    01/15/2010 4:28:27 AM PST · by marcbold · 109 replies · 5,495+ views
    Creative Minority Report ^ | 1-15-2009 | Matt Archbold
    Wow. Wow. Wow. Not a surprise "Wow." But like "wow" is Senate candidate Martha Coakley so politically unaware that she just said what all those liberals actually think about religious people. Martha Coakley said on the radio that she's against conscience protections and then added in answer to a question about Catholics in particular: "you can have religious freedom but you probably shouldn’t work in an emergency room.” So what she's saying is that you can believe whatever you want but you have to do what the government tells you to do. So you can have your religion as long...
  • Fox Confirms It's Interested In Conan O'Brien [Say NO To Anti-Catholic Bigot]

    01/11/2010 8:49:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 40 replies · 1,330+ views
    LATimes ^ | January 11th 2010
    Fox Confirms It's Interested In Conan O'Brien 'The Tonight Show' host is said to be unhappy about NBC's decision to push back his show's start time to make room for Jay Leno's return to late night. By Meg James January 12, 2010 NBC confirmed Sunday that it was pulling the plug on the prime-time "Jay Leno Show" after just four months, and would shift Leno back to his longtime 11:35 p.m. slot in March. Although Leno has signed off on the time-period switch, O'Brien, the other person involved in the matter, hasn't agreed yet. O'Brien took over the storied "Tonight...
  • Huffington Post: Catholic Church 'Inexplicably Evil Organization'

    11/12/2009 8:20:48 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies · 2,135+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | 11/12/2009 | Matthew Balan
    Allison Kilkenny, a self-styled “political humorist,” ripped the Catholic Church on the Huffington Post on Thursday for threatening to pull the plug in its social services in Washington, DC if same-sex “marriage” is legalized there. Kilkenny labeled the Church the “Inexplicably Evil Organization Most Disconnected From Real People,” and bashed Pope Benedict XVI as a “decrepit former Nazi youth.” The “humorist” (pictured at right, courtesy of Wikimedia) began her screed, titled “Catholic Church Threatens to Stop Feeding Homeless Over Gay Marriage,” by comparing the Church to Goldman Sachs, and used her “evil” label only after three sentences (perhaps showing a...
  • Anti-Catholicism Is the Nation's Other Pastime

    10/30/2009 4:21:40 PM PDT · by big'ol_freeper · 48 replies · 746+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | 30 Oct 09 | Archbishop Timothy M. Dolan
    Prejudice against the Catholic Church is a national pastime, as a few recent examples in the pages of the New York Times can attest. It is not hyperbole to call prejudice against the Catholic Church a national pastime. Scholars such as Arthur Schlesinger Sr. referred to it as "the deepest bias in the history of the American people," while John Higham described it as "the most luxuriant, tenacious tradition of paranoiac agitation in American history." "The anti-Semitism of the left," is how Paul Viereck reads it, and Professor Philip Jenkins sub-titles his book on the topic "the last acceptable prejudice."...
  • MAJOR NEWSPAPERS BLAST CATHOLICISM

    10/29/2009 6:18:03 AM PDT · by NYer · 45 replies · 1,522+ views
    Catholic League ^ | October 28, 2009 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:Last Friday on the Washington Post blog, “On Faith,” English atheist Richard Dawkins said the Catholic Church was “surely up there among the leaders” as “the greatest force for evil in the world.” He labeled the Eucharist a “cannibal feast,” adding that “possession of testicles is an essential qualification to perform the rite.” He also blamed the Church for sending missionaries “out to tell deliberate lies to AIDS-weakened Africans” regarding condoms. The Church’s outreach to Anglicans, he said, makes it “a common pimp,” noting that those who convert “will be joining an institution...
  • Media Coverage of Anglo-Catholic Move Gets Ugly

    10/24/2009 1:20:15 PM PDT · by NYer · 31 replies · 877+ views
    NC Register ^ | October 22, 2009 | TiM DRAKE
    Well, the media mantra about the Vatican’s welcome to Anglicans has begun, and the anti-Catholicism is about as ugly as it gets. Venues such as National Public Radio, the London Times, and the Kansas City Star describe the Church as “poaching.” USA Today says the Church is “rustling.” Other media outlets used the term “luring.” Some question whether the move was a “hostile takeover.” And London Times’ Columnist Libby Purves says that “converts may choke on the raw meat of Catholicism.” Mainstream newspapers such as the New York Times and Washington Post have used the word “bid.” The Boston Globe...
  • Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show?

    09/07/2009 1:14:53 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 16 replies · 2,280+ views
    newsbusters.org ^ | September 7, 2009 | Dave Pierre
    Did Penn & Teller Set a World Record for Most Falsehoods in One Show? Bill Donahue, president of the Catholic League, has said, "Penn & Teller's Nazi-like assault on Catholicism that took place on August 27 will go down in history as one of the most vile, obscene programs ever aired in any nation." However, will the show also go down in history for airing the most number of lies, falsehoods, and misleading statements in a single half-hour show? Not counting credits, the guilty episode runs less than 26 minutes. Here's a lie-by-lie list of the falsehoods that Penn Jillette...
  • CBS Airs "Most vile, Obscene" Attack on Catholic Church "Ever Aired"

    09/03/2009 10:25:47 AM PDT · by NYer · 109 replies · 3,369+ views
    LifeSite ^ | September 2, 2009 | John-Henry Westen
    LOS ANGELES, CA, September 2, 2009 (LifeSiteNews.com) - In all of his 16 years defending the rights of Catholics, the President of the Catholic League has "never seen a more defamatory, obscene and vicious show on TV."  League President Bill Donohue was referring to the August 27 edition of the CBS/Showtime program Penn & Teller.  The half-hour show libeled the Catholic Church with impunity, blaming the Church for, as Donohue put it, "every evil in history." Show host Jillette said the "intolerance, greed, paranoia, hypocrisy and callous disregard for human suffering" was the hallmark of the Catholic Church. Others on...
  • State's Catholics persecuted again

    06/14/2009 10:38:21 AM PDT · by Graybeard58 · 13 replies · 701+ views
    Waterbury Republican-American ^ | June 14, 2009 | Editorial
    The Roman Catholic Church relies on the Connecticut Catholic Conference to lobby lawmakers at the Capitol. The conference is a registered lobbying group, so everything is aboveboard. But it's not that simple. It never is. The Office of State Ethics and Attorney General Richard Blumenthal are pondering a new assault on the Catholic Church. It would be the second this year; Judiciary Committee co-chairmen Andrew McDonald, D-Stamford, and Michael Lawlor, D-East Haven, tried a few months ago to revolutionize the financial management of churches by turning out the church hierarchy in favor of lay boards. Essentially, the church is "guilty"...
  • Virgin Mary Statue Toppled; '666' Written On Forehead

    06/08/2009 4:55:20 PM PDT · by Justaham · 38 replies · 1,761+ views
    MT. LEBANON, Pa. -- A Virgin Mary statue in a Mount Lebanon church has been knocked over and broken by vandals who also used orange paint to write "666" on the statue's forehead. Police are searching for those who vandalized the grotto in St. Bernard Church Saturday morning, police said. The Rev. David Bonnar said it was "a really horrific act."
  • PBS's Erbe: Pope Benedict 'Horrifically Ignorant'

    03/19/2009 3:15:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 32 replies · 1,265+ views
    NewsBusters ^ | March 18, 2009 | Ken Shepherd
    Hell hath no fury like a feminist writer directing a hissy fit at the pope. Bonnie Erbe -- the US News & World Report contributing editor and PBS "To the Contrary" host who argued that Bristol Palin is more "mature" than her abstinence education-advocating mother -- finds the pope "horrifically ignorant" when it comes to HIV/AIDS. What exactly did the pontiff say that set Erbe off? Try, "AIDS cannot be overcome by the distribution of condoms," hardly a controversial, implausible statement, but one that, to Erbe, showed the pope has "no sympathy" for women in Africa. Yet in the...
  • N.Y. Catholics: Dems Trying to Bankrupt Church

    03/01/2009 12:42:10 PM PST · by Richard Poe · 115 replies · 2,725+ views
    NewsMax.com ^ | February 28, 2009 | Richard Lawrence Poe
    Democrats have declared war on the Catholic Church, with new laws that threaten to bankrupt Catholic schools, hospitals, charities and parishes. Thus far, the worst attacks have come in New York. “We’ve taken a lot of hits this year,” Dennis Poust, spokesman for the New York State Catholic Conference, tells Newsmax. “Outside the government, the Catholic Church is the largest provider of health, human services and education in [New York]. But some legislators are so driven by malice that they’re willing to see our charities and schools go under.” Keep reading at NewsMax.com »