Jenny McCarthy -- a new host on "The View" who said on the TV show this week "I hope the pope gets smart" and allows people who had a divorce to receive communion -- has upset many Catholics with her comments, the Catholic League website reports today (October 25, 2013).
Bill Donohue -- president of the Catholic League -- blasted McCarthy for her comments, and called her a "former porn star." McCarthy was a Playboy naked model and actress before joining "The View."
On the TV show, McCarthy complained about the Catholic Church's refusal to grant communion to people who have had a divorce, relating that her mother "cries during communion because she watches all her friends go up there." She added, "I hope the pope gets smart and does something about it."
Donohue -- in an article in the "Albany Tribune" -- referred to McCarthy as a "former porn star" and wrote "Jenny, listen to Bill: If you know of any shortcuts on how to 'get smart,' please test them on yourself before contacting the Holy Father."