Hey, did you hear the one about Pamela Anderson playing the Blessed Virgin Mary?…

Well apparently it’s really funny, you see, because the frequent Playmate and porn flick star is going to play the virginal mother of Christ in Canadian TV’s “A Russell Peters Christmas,” hosted by extra-super-clever comedian Russell Peters. You see, because bashing Christianity is funny! It’s hip! It’s fresh! It’s daring! And hey, Christians don’t ... More

Will the “Peoria Solution” Play? Why We Must Fight Against the Systematic Dismantling of Catholic Social Services

They have a saying in advertising which you may have heard, “Will it play in Peoria?” That question now confronts the Diocese of Peoria and Catholics everywhere when it was announced that Catholic Charities of Peoria, starting February 1st, will transfer most of its staff and all of its caseload of 330 children to a newly-created non-profit called “The Center For Youth and Family... More

Breaking: Obama Appointees Denied USCCB Grant By Utilizing “Unfair, Politicized” Justifications

You may remember this update from a CV Lunchtime Reader: Payback? The Obama administration has failed to renew a $19 million grant awarded to the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to assist victims of human trafficking. The grant was first awarded in 2006 by the Migration and Refugee Services and has helped 2,700 victims of human trafficking. Sister Mary Ann Walsh, spokeswoman for the U.S. Bisho... More

Myth Propagator: Washington Post Cartoon Blames Pope For Overpopulation

This image courtesy of Ann Telnaes at the Washington Post editorial animation page claims the pope’s anti-contraceptive stance is responsible for overpopulation: What is the pope inflating? A pregnant woman. How idiotic. If you want to understand why this editorial cartoon is so misguided, read Steven Mosher’s column in the National Catholic Register: “Too Many People? Ignore t... More

Reader: British monarch soon able to marry a Catholic, Pro-life group starts work after tragedy, Earth at 7 billion

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Two major changes are coming to the British throne. The one getting the most attention is that sons and daughters of British monarchs will have an equal right to the throne. If approved, a first-born girl would now precedence over a younger brother. The other change would repeal the Act of Settlement of 1701... More

Outrageous: DC’s Human Rights Office Investigating CUA After Anti-Catholic Prof. Claims Muslim “Human Rights” Violated

You can’t make this up — a liberal anti-Catholic professor complaining that a Catholic educational institution features Catholic symbols of faith — and our government duly investigating the frivolous complaint: The Washington, D.C. Office of Human Rights confirmed that it is investigating allegations that Catholic University violated the human rights of Muslim students by not... More

Minnesota PBS Refuses to Broadcast “Catholicism” While U.S. Bishops Ask for TV Fairness & Transparency

I think we need to take a serious look at Catholicism being treated unfairly on the airways, especially the public airways. For instance, as Kathryn Lopez reports, over 80 PBS stations recently aired a portion of the 10-part Catholicism series Catholicism. CatholicVote has been proud to promote the program. But when many of the 700,000 Catholics in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area asked their local... More

Jerks: Simon & Schuster Create Parody Video of God Endorsing Gay Lifestyle

Simon and Schuster books, to promote a new book of theirs, produced a cartoon of God taping his own “It Gets Better” video. “It Gets Better” is a campaign founded by the militantly anti-Catholic sex columnist Dan Savage aimed at encouraging teens to pursue gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender lifestyles. See the video (warning: some of you will find this deeply offensive)... More
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Victory! Anti-Catholic “Diversity” Training Revised After CatholicVote Takes Action!

Two weeks ago I asked the AmP/CV community to join me in taking action to express outrage over a mandatory university training that negatively stereotyped Catholics. Today, I’m happy to report that, as a fruit of our efforts, the training was pulled and revised: Last week I wrote about an offensive Catholic stereotype used in our university system mandatory EEO training. The post, with a scr... More

[UPDATED WITH VIDEO]: “Occupy Rome” Destroys Statue of Mary

UPDATE – I posted a photo of this earlier (see below). But via MatthewJLB, here’s video of it actually happening: Taylor Marshall at Canterbury Tales spots this heartbreaking photo: Taylor accurately observes: At the recent economic “occupy” demonstration in Rome, the protesters decided to take their anger out on…our Blessed Mother! What?… Did the Virgin Mary... More

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