SEXUAL ABUSE OF MINORS: ONE STANDARD FOR PRIESTS, ANOTHER FOR OTHERS?

June 28, 2002

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on the way priests are being held accountable for sexual molestation of minors, and the way lawmakers are handling this situation with regards to others: “There are two different, but related, stories on priestly sexual misconduct in today’s edition of the New York Times and Newsday that... [Read more...]

PARTING SHOTS AT BILL MAHER

June 28, 2002

Catholic League president William Donohue offered his parting shots at Bill Maher now that his show is being thrown off the air after tonight: “Over the years we have had a good time reading the enfeebled responses of ABC officials defending Maher’s anti-Catholicism.  In October 1998, we learned that ‘the program goes to great lengths to make... [Read more...]

LEAGUE’S AMICUS IN VOUCHER CASE IS VICTORIOUS

June 27, 2002

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed the decision made today by the U.S. Supreme Court allowing school vouchers: “This is a victory for the poor that triumphed over the so-called champions of the poor.  Condemned to failing public schools in Cleveland, the poor have long opted for the same equal opportunity afforded the wealthy. ... [Read more...]

FEDERAL COURT BANS PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE; CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE URGED

June 26, 2002

The decision by the 9th circuit court of appeals to declare the Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional was addressed today by Catholic League president William Donohue: “In my first book on the ACLU (The Politics of the ACLU), I mentioned that the founder of the organization, Roger Baldwin, had said in his later years that ‘the record will show... [Read more...]

TEXAS BISHOP EDMOND CARMODY SHOWS SPUNK

June 25, 2002

Edmond Carmody, Bishop of the Corpus Christi Diocese, has banned both the gubernatorial and lieutenant gubernatorial candidates in the Democratic party from speaking at diocesan churches because of their abortion-rights position.  The candidates, Tony Sanchez and John Sharp, are Catholics who say they are personally opposed to abortion but nonetheless... [Read more...]

BISHOPS ASSEMBLE IN DALLAS; REFORMS FORTHCOMING

June 23, 2002

All eyes will be on Dallas when the U.S. bishops meet June 13-15 to discuss the sex abuse scandal that has rocked the Church. National guidelines are expected though the details are still in dispute. Virtually every media outlet in the nation will cover the event. Indeed, every room in every hotel will be booked as thousands descend upon Dallas.... [Read more...]

BILL ALLOWS EXEMPTION

June 23, 2002

The outcome was in doubt but reason prevailed. A law governing child sexual abuse in Connecticut allowed for an exemption for allegations heard in the confessional. In the first part of May, the Connecticut state House passed a bill that would require Catholic priests to report allegations of child sexual abuse disclosed in the confessional. But... [Read more...]

A CRISIS OF FAITH

June 23, 2002

William A. Donohue No figure in the Church sexual abuse scandal is more notorious than Rev. Paul Shanley. Though defrocked priest John Geoghan may be the biggest pervert (he is accused of molesting 130 children), Shanley is the real All Star of sexual deviants. Unlike Geoghan, he publicly advocated the merits of sexual deviance. What shaped Shanley... [Read more...]

FULTON J. SHEEN, CATHOLIC CHAMPION

June 23, 2002

by Thomas C. Reeves When American history textbooks mention Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen at all, it is briefly and in connection with the allegedly “feel good” Christianity of the 1950s. To some Americans, Sheen was merely a glib, superficial television performer and pop writer who blossomed briefly on the national scene and rapidly disappeared. Many... [Read more...]

SHOULD PRACTICING CATHOLICS HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE

June 23, 2002

One of the things the Catholic League has been closely monitoring during these difficult times is the anti-Catholic fallout that has accompanied the sex abuse scandal. Perhaps nothing has incensed us more than the growing skepticism in the media that Catholic district attorneys should not be trusted to investigate diocesan abuse. This has happened in... [Read more...]

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