PHILLY JURY SAYS NO TO CONSPIRACY
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.
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COVER-UP AT NYT AND WASH POST
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
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
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...]
BISHOPS SHOULD ONLY HIRE TOUGH LAWYERS
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
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
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...]
2011 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM
The Catholic League’s 2011 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers all the major issues that the Catholic League dealt with in 2011, along with many others that came to our attention.
The report covers the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business/workplace; education; government; and the media.
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WHEN MEDIA BIAS IS SUBTLE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue points to some instances of bias in today’s New York Times:
The reason I read the New York Times every day is because of its comprehensive coverage and tremendous influence on other media outlets. Editorially, at least on cultural issues, the positions of the New York Times are diametrically opposed to the teachings... [Read more...]
ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SHOWS ITS COLORS
On January 2, the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), David Clohessy, was deposed for going public with information he allegedly obtained from a lawyer in violation of a court gag order issued by Circuit Court Judge Ann Mesle. Barbara Dorris, another SNAP officer, has also been served with a subpoena.
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