LONG ISLAND PARISHES WILL NOT JOIN PETITION DRIVE

July 31, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue learned today about the request by Bishop William F. Murphy not to involve Long Island parishes in the dispute between Voice of the Faithful and the Catholic League. Voice of the Faithful wants Bishop Murphy to resign.  In response, the Catholic League has begun a petition drive in support of him.  On July... [Read more...]

VATICAN ISSUES PRO-MARRIAGE STATEMENT

July 31, 2003

The Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith issued a statement today that addresses the question of same-sex marriage.  Commenting on it is Catholic League president William Donohue: “In one sense, what the Vatican did today is nothing new.  For two thousand years, the Catholic Church has maintained that marriage is an institution... [Read more...]

Popular Thriller Reprises Pius XII Slanders

July 31, 2003

By Kenneth D. Whitehead (book review from Catalyst July-August 2003) Daniel Silva, The Confessor, New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, 2003. HB; 401 pages. $29.95. What Notre Dame philosophy professor Ralph McInerny has aptly called “the defamation of Pius XII”—in his excellent book with that title—has unfortunately been so widely... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS RALLY TO SUPPORT BISHOP MURPHY

July 29, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following remarks today regarding the league’s petition drive in support of Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre: “The initial reaction to the Catholic League’s campaign in support of Bishop Murphy has been overwhelming.  Leaders of the Knights of Columbus on Long Island have pledged... [Read more...]

“THE MAGDALENE SISTERS”: ANTI-CATHOLIC PROPAGANDA

July 29, 2003

“The Magdalene Sisters,” a film about the alleged abuse of wayward girls by nuns in Ireland, opens at theaters Friday.  It is the creation of director Peter Mullan and it is being distributed by Miramax, a company run by Harvey and Bob Weinstein. Louis Giovino, director of communications for the Catholic League, has seen the movie and has provided... [Read more...]

PETITION DRIVE TO SUPPORT BISHOP MURPHY BEGINS

July 25, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following news release regarding Bishop William F. Murphy of Rockville Centre: “The decision by Voice of the Faithful demanding that Bishop Murphy resign has now ignited a battle with the Catholic League.  We will now commence a petition drive in support of Bishop Murphy that will settle the issue... [Read more...]

CAN CATHOLICS BE ELECTED TO THE FEDERAL BENCH?

July 25, 2003

Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor was voted out of the Senate Judiciary Committee on July 23 by a vote of 10-9, along party lines.  One of the issues surrounding his nomination to the federal appeals court in Atlanta is whether his critics are anti-Catholic.  Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “To charge a sitting... [Read more...]

GANGING UP ON BISHOP MURPHY

July 24, 2003

Catholic League president William Donohue today addressed references in the report issued on the Boston Archdiocese by Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly regarding Rockville Centre Bishop William F. Murphy: “Some New Yorkers are ganging up on Bishop Murphy.  There is almost nothing said about him in the report—it totals less than two... [Read more...]

MASSACHUSETTS ATTORNEY GENERAL DELIVERS HIS STARR REPORT

July 23, 2003

Massachusetts Attorney General Thomas Reilly concluded a 16-month investigation of the Archdiocese of Boston by issuing no indictments.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on it today: “Attorney General Thomas Reilly has finally issued his Starr Report.  To be fair, however, at least Ken Starr had a shot at bringing down the Clinton... [Read more...]

OHIO VICTORY

July 22, 2003

When the Catholic League learned that bills were pending in Ohio that would require members of the clergy to report suspected cases of child abuse to the authorities, our concern was that the sanctity of the confessional not be compromised. At the end of the day there was nothing to worry about, but it didn’t start that way. The bill that was... [Read more...]

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