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CARDINAL PELL SHOULD SUE FOR LIBEL
March 12th, 2013 | Latest News Releases

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...]


NY TIMES WAGES WAR ON CATHOLICISM
February 27th, 2013 | Papers, Essays and Research

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...]


PHILLY JURY SAYS NO TO CONSPIRACY
July 12th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

In late June, the jury in the trial of two Philadelphia Catholic priests reached a verdict. Msgr. William Lynn was acquitted of conspiracy; on the two charges of child endangerment, he was acquitted on one of them, and found guilty on the other. In addition to the decision on Lynn, the jury was deadlocked on two charges against Rev. James Brennan: one... [Read more...]


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PHILLY JURY SAYS NO TO CONSPIRACY
June 22nd, 2012 | Latest News Releases

The jury in the trial of two Philadelphia Catholic priests has reached a verdict. Msgr. William Lynn was acquitted of conspiracy; on the two charges of child endangerment, he was acquitted on one of them, and found guilty on the other. The jury was deadlocked on two charges against Rev. James Brennan: one for attempted rape, and one for child endangerment. Catholic... [Read more...]


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COVER-UP AT NYT AND WASH POST
May 7th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on editorials that appear today in the New York Times and Washington Post: Both of these newspapers misstate the facts, fail to mention relevant data, and then make unfair accusations against the Catholic Church on the issue of sexual abuse. Both newspapers today editorialize on the subject of “pedophile... [Read more...]


GOOD GUYS AND BAD GUYS

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue The late Irving Kristol spoke about the overarching influence of the “new class”; they are the ones who shape public opinion. Such persons cluster in the academy, especially in the social sciences and humanities, as well as in the arts, the entertainment industry, the media, and the non-profit sector... [Read more...]


BISHOPS SHOULD ONLY HIRE TOUGH LAWYERS
April 16th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

A recent editorial in the New York Times slammed the Catholic Church for playing hardball in regards to the David Clohessy deposition. We know from the deposition that Clohessy has been (a) lying to the media about his work (b) falsely advertising his group as a rape crisis center (c) working with unseemly lawyers (d) exploiting his clients by providing... [Read more...]


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BISHOPS SHOULD ONLY HIRE TOUGH LAWYERS
March 14th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to today’s editorial in the New York Times on the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP): We now know from the deposition of SNAP director David Clohessy that he has been (a) lying to the media about his work (b) falsely advertising his group as a rape crisis center (c) working with unseemly... [Read more...]


VICTIMS’ LOBBY MEETS IN BOSTON
March 7th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

The professional victims’ lobby met in Boston over a January weekend for the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference.” Shamelessly, they “celebrated” the 10th anniversary of media reports on the Boston clergy sexual abuse scandal. The speakers had quite a resume. We know from past experience what drives them. Before the event we told... [Read more...]


BOGUS CHARGES AGAINST PRIESTS ABOUND
March 7th, 2012 | Book Review, Catalyst Online

Rev. Michael P. Orsi Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, The Fraud, The Stories by David F. Pierre, Jr., Mattapoisett, Massachusetts: www.TheMediaReport.com David Pierre is one of the country’s leading observers of the Catholic Church abuse narrative. In Catholic Priests Falsely Accused: The Facts, the Fraud, the Stories, he presents case... [Read more...]