Jewish Extremists Target Christians, Muslims in the Holy Land

Workers clean graffiti on the Tomb of King David on Mount Zion

On April 1, a Catholic monastery dedicated to Mary, Queen of Palestine, near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem, was vandalized.  Anti-Christian graffiti on the monastery walls said "Jesus is a monkey, Mary is a cow."  Tires were slashed on five vehicles.Two days later, on April 3 in the Israeli town of Jish, a Maronite community near Safed in the north, the hate-filled message "Only non-Jews should be removed from our country" was painted on the walls.  Forty vehicles had their tires sl … [Read more...]

A Happy Ending to USF “Priest=Toilet” Controversy

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A few days ago, I told you the story of an anti-religious incident at the University of South Florida, in which a professor had equated priests with excrement.  I had contacted the professor, Dr. Timothy Weil, for comment; but instead, I received a response from his dean, Dr. Julianne Serovich.  The case was being reviewed, she assured me, and a response would be sent to the Catholic League.I expected the usual “academic-freedom-blah-blah” sort of statement to be issued by USF.  I expected a … [Read more...]

At Carnegie Mellon, “Naked Pope” Tosses Condoms Into Crowd (UPDATED)

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Costumed in papal vestments, naked from the waist down with a cross shaved into her pubic hair, a Carnegie Mellon University student tossed condoms into the crowd. “It’s all in good fun,” said one of her fellow students who was present and who saw the woman in the school’s annual art school parade on April 18.  “It’s not meant to harm anyone.”Bishop David Zubik disagrees.  The bishop of the Diocese of Pittsburgh, where CMU’s 4th Annual “Anti-Gravity Downhill Derby” occurred, was quick to … [Read more...]


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