STAR-LEDGER’S WAR ON ARCHBISHOP MYERS
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights
On April 28, an editorial in the Newark Star-Ledger called on Newark Archbishop John J. Myers to resign. There should be a resignation, but it should not be limited to one person: the entire editorial board of the newspaper should resign immediately.
The occasion of the... [Read more...]
The Catholic Church has many teachings that touch on public issues, and it’s only fair that they be subject to critical analysis. But it’s hardly too much to ask that its critics substantiate their charges. Unfortunately, the tendency of the media to swing wildly became commonplace once it was learned that Pope Benedict XVI had resigned.
Take,... [Read more...]
SNAP IN PANIC MODE
SNAP director David Clohessy berates the Church for not reporting suspected sexual abusers, yet he himself admits failing to report a priest who molested a male youth. He accuses the Church of lying, he admits under oath lying to the media about his work. He claims the Church lacks transparency, but he doesn’t disclose his own funding sources. He... [Read more...]
Anti-Catholicism is as ugly as any other form of bigotry, though many do not agree. That is why some bigots are condemned while others are tolerated, if not commended. Generally speaking, it’s the elites who are the problem, not ordinary Americans. Many have an authority problem, and often their issues revolve around sexuality. In their eyes, if the... [Read more...]
January – February
Cranston, RI – The Cranston School Committee voted not to appeal a decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ronald Lagueux mandating the removal of a prayer mural from the wall of an auditorium at Cranston High School West because the process could be prohibitively expensive. In January, the judge had sided with the complainants—a... [Read more...]
MEDIA RESPONSE TO VATICAN INQUIRY OF LCWR
Once again, an internal matter of the Catholic Church became fodder for media voyeurs, pundits and talking heads when a number of dissident nuns became the subject of an apostolic visit, announced in April 2012. It was disturbing to read the way some of the Vatican’s critics were trying to defend the indefensible.... [Read more...]
CARDINAL PELL SHOULD SUE FOR LIBEL
Bill Donohue comments on stories in Australian newspapers maintaining that Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney, will not be named pope because of his tainted record of sexual abuse:
No cardinal should ever have to endure the vicious mudslinging campaign being conducted by an embittered radical ex-priest, dishonest reporters, discredited victims’... [Read more...]
SNAP IS IN PANIC MODE
Bill Donohue comments on attempts by the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) to smear papal candidates:
David Clohessy, the head of SNAP, rails against the Catholic Church for not reporting suspected sexual abusers to the police, yet he has admitted that he himself failed to call the cops when he learned of a priest who molested a male... [Read more...]
NY TIMES WAGES WAR ON CATHOLICISM
By Bill Donohue
This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on February 27, 2013.
On Feb. 27, The New York Times ran a front-page story raising questions about some cardinals who will soon vote for the new Pope. Some of the cardinals have had accused priests serving under them, while others have been the subject of criticism by the Survivors... [Read more...]
SNAP DISGRACES ITSELF AGAIN
On July 10, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) placed a full-page ad in the New York Times. Once again the so-called victims’ group disgraced itself.
Instead of looking at the positive reforms made by the U.S. bishops over the last decade, the professional victims’ lobby rehashed its age-old claim that there is an ongoing abuse... [Read more...]