Monthly Archives: February 2004

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REPORTS ON PRIESTLY SEXUAL ABUSE WELCOMED

By | February 27th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on the two studies that were released regarding the problem of priestly sexual abuse: “The researchers at John Jay did a fine job.  But it is the men and women of the National Review Board that deserve the plaudits of all Catholics: they had the courage [...]

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SAINT MEL

By | February 26th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the reaction to “The Passion of the Christ”: “We are at a cultural tipping point.  Never has the division between the elites and the masses been more evident.  Many good things are happening: the smack-in-the-face that the public awarded Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake; the public revulsion to [...]

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PRESS CONFERENCE FOLLOWS OPENING OF “THE PASSION OF THE CHRIST”

By | February 24th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On February 25, a press conference will be held following the opening of “The Passion of the Christ.”  Representatives from the New York Board of Rabbis and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights will be there.  They will be at the noon screening at the UA theater on 64th Street and 2nd Avenue in Manhattan; the [...]

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“PASSION” CRITICS EVINCE NEW PURITANISM

By | February 24th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on how film critics of “The Passion of the Christ” are reacting to the movie: “Having failed to tag the movie as anti-Semitic, those who hate everything about Mel’s masterpiece are trying to convince the public not to see it because it’s too violent.  Alas, there is a New [...]

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BUSH EFFORT TO BAN GAY MARRIAGE WELCOMED

By | February 24th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

President George W. Bush today declared his support for a constitutional amendment that would ban homosexual marriages.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, praised the president for his decision: “President Bush did the right thing by supporting a constitutional amendment to ban marriage between two men or two women.  Just last week, he discussed this [...]

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Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Clergy and Other Professionals

By | February 23rd, 2004|Categories: Papers, Essays and Research, The Sex Abuse Scandal|

PREFACE The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective.  It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those who continue to treat this issue in isolation.  Indeed, to discuss the incidence of [...]

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“THE PASSION” WOUNDS THEOLOGIANS’ EGOS

By | February 23rd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today on the wounded egos of theologians opposed to the Mel Gibson film, “The Passion of the Christ”: “It’s been going on for some time now, but over the weekend it really broke loose: Catholic, Protestant and Jewish theologians are irate over ‘The Passion of the Christ.’  [...]

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Sexual Abuse in Social Context: Clergy and Other Professionals

By | February 22nd, 2004|Categories: Special Reports|

Special Report by Special Report by Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights February 2004 PREFACE The purpose of this special report is to put the recent scandal in the Catholic Church in perspective. It does not seek to exculpate anyone who had anything to do with priestly sexual misconduct, but it does seek to challenge those [...]

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ATTACKING MEL’S DAD

By | February 19th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on news reports regarding an interview that Mel Gibson’s father granted to a radio show: “The attack on ‘The Passion of the Christ’ is unprecedented in its ruthlessness.  The script was stolen and given to those who could be counted on to slam it; tapes of the film were [...]

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FOES OF “THE PASSION” CRACKING UP

By | February 19th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the way some critics of  “The Passion of the Christ” are behaving: “With the opening of ‘The Passion of the Christ’ less than a week away, it is obvious that some of the film’s critics are cracking up.  For example, gossip maven Liz Smith today echoes ADL chief [...]

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