Sep 12, 2005 / 22:00 pm
Catholic League president William Donohue has called Senator Dianne Feinstein’s remarks at the Sept. 12 hearings of Supreme Court nominee John Roberts “obscene” and has requested that the senator apologize to Catholics for her remark.
Feinstein said she was going to question Roberts on “the constitutional provision of providing for the separation of church and state.” As an example of religious persecution, she cited Jews who lost their lives in Budapest during the Holocaust. She said the tragedy “occurred in the name of religion.”
“At the time of the Holocaust, 67 percent of Hungary was Catholic, so we know who Senator Feinstein was blaming,” Donohue said in a written statement.
Donohue cited Rabbi David Dalin, author of the new book “The Myth of Hitler’s Pope: How Pope Pius XII Rescued Jews from the Nazis.”