Monthly Archives: May 2011

SAN ANTONIO SPONSORS HATE SPEECH

By | May 31st, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Terrence McNally play, "Corpus Christi," which will be performed at the San Pedro Playhouse in San Antonio from June 17 to July 10:   On February 22, I wrote to Mr. Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, about this outrageously anti-Christian play, "Corpus Christi," but never heard [...]

Comments Off on SAN ANTONIO SPONSORS HATE SPEECH

DONOHUE RESPONDS TO JOHN JAY STUDY

By | May 24th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue has prepared a 24-page response to the John Jay College for Criminal Justice Report on the "Causes and Context" of clergy abuse. While he praises the study on several counts, he faults the authors for not allowing their own data to drive their conclusion on the role that homosexuality played in [...]

Comments Off on DONOHUE RESPONDS TO JOHN JAY STUDY

John Jay 2011 Study on Sexual Abuse: A Critical Analysis

By | May 24th, 2011|Categories: Special Reports|

Special Report by Bill Donohue May 24, 2011 Click here to read Bill Donohue's analysis of the 2011 John Jay Report on the "Causes and Context" of clergy sex abuse.

Comments Off on John Jay 2011 Study on Sexual Abuse: A Critical Analysis

CREDIBILITY OF VICTIMS’ GROUPS SHOT

By | May 19th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of two victims' watchdog groups, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and BishopAccountability.org, to reports this week on sexual abuse:   On Monday, the Vatican issued guidelines on how to address the issue of sexual abuse. The day before, SNAP condemned the guidelines. On Wednesday, [...]

Comments Off on CREDIBILITY OF VICTIMS’ GROUPS SHOT

MEDIA JUMP ON ABUSE REPORT

By | May 18th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

  Bill Donohue will issue an extended analysis of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice report on the "Causes and Context" of priestly sexual abuse next week. Today, he addresses what the media are saying:    The report says that fewer than 5 percent of abusive priests were pedophiles. The New York Times takes issue [...]

Comments Off on MEDIA JUMP ON ABUSE REPORT

VATICAN ABUSE NORMS RELEASED

By | May 16th, 2011|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , , |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Vatican's guidelines on sex abuse and the early reaction to it:   The three most noteworthy features of the Vatican's new guidelines are (a) its commitment to the due process rights of priests (b) its insistence on cooperation with civil authorities and (c) its restatement of episcopal authority [...]

Comments Off on VATICAN ABUSE NORMS RELEASED

CONFRONTING OUR FOES; TIDE IS TURNING

By | May 16th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The attacks on the Catholic Church are running at a fever pitch this spring, but so is our resolve: we are confronting the foes of Catholicism head-on, scoring impressive results. Our full-page ad in the New York Times on April 11, which also ran in the April 17 edition of the Chicago Tribune, elicited a tremendous [...]

Comments Off on CONFRONTING OUR FOES; TIDE IS TURNING

LADY GAGA FLOPS

By | May 16th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

To demonstrate that it is not just the United States that is celebrity-crazy, consider that a quick telephone interview with Bill Donohue by a reporter for Hollywood Life resulted in his comments being posted all over the world. The subject? Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga, a pop-star with a strange following, released her “Judas” video in April [...]

Comments Off on LADY GAGA FLOPS

STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | May 16th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

In place of the usual “President’s Desk” article on this page, and the review/essay section on pp. 8-9, we are instead running the Catholic League advertisement that I wrote which appeared in the April 11 edition of The New York Times. The same ad ran in the April 17 edition of the Chicago Tribune. This is [...]

Comments Off on STRAIGHT TALK ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

ANOTHER BOGUS VATICAN LAWSUIT

By | May 16th, 2011|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In April, the notorious anti-Catholic lawyer Jeffrey Anderson brought another lawsuit against the Vatican. Anderson has tried several times to sue the Vatican over alleged abuse cases that date back decades. He has never won. Nor will he win this time. That’s because his charges are bogus. Anderson accused Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now the pope, of [...]

Comments Off on ANOTHER BOGUS VATICAN LAWSUIT