Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal and the Catholic Church
Some Key Misunderstandings Regarding the Child Sexual Abuse Scandal
and the Catholic Church
William O’Donohue, Ph.D.
Olga Cirlugea, B.A.
Lorraine Benuto, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
University of Nevada, Reno
We are clinical psychologists (the second author is a graduate student in a doctoral training program) who have watched the sexual abuse... [Read more...]
Nearly 90 faculty members and priests at Georgetown University have signed a letter criticizing Rep. Paul Ryan’s visit to the campus tomorrow. They say his budget plan represents a “continuing misuse of Catholic teaching” because it allegedly hurts the poor.
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on this issue:
In 1999, hard-core pornographer... [Read more...]
SALLY QUINN’S WAR ON CATHOLICS
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Sally Quinn’s “On Faith” blog at the Washington Post:
It’s no secret that Sally Quinn (who is not Catholic) has a problem with the Catholic Church (save for soup-kitchen Catholics). But today she outdid herself: Of the three lead stories on her Washington Post blog, three are on Catholicism.... [Read more...]
NUNS AND OBAMACARE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
Critics of Vatican efforts to reform the Leadership Conference of Women Religious (LCWR) have their talking points down so well that everyone now just assumes that the reform initiative was triggered by concerns over these nuns pushing for ObamaCare. All of them are wrong, and it is not a matter... [Read more...]
JON STEWART’S VAGINA MANGER SCENE
On last night’s edition of “The Daily Show,” host Jon Stewart ripped the Fox News Network for not giving air to the “war on women” issue. He then ridiculed the cable station’s “war on Christmas,” asking, “What can women do to generate the same sense of outrage from Fox as the removal of decorative slightly poisonous holiday plants?... [Read more...]
MEDIA MATTERS TARGETS CHRISTIANITY
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on The Daily Caller story [click here] exposing Media Matters for America:
From the very beginning, Media Matters has set its sights on Christianity. In 2004, its leader, David Brock, made clear his goals when he applied to the IRS for a tax-exempt status. “It is common for news and commentary by the... [Read more...]
RELIGIOUS RIGHTS CAMPAIGN UNDER FIRE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to critics of the statement on religious liberty that was released last week by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
We expect it when Barry Lynn of Americans United for Separation of Church and State accuses the bishops of seeking to “maintain their privileged status.” Similarly, we are... [Read more...]
BISHOPS LAUNCH RELIGIOUS LIBERTY CAMPAIGN
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to the statement released today by U.S. bishops [click here] calling for a religious freedom campaign:
This is the most comprehensive and cogent defense of religious liberty ever drafted by the bishops in the United States. Erudite and wide-ranging, it is a clarion call to the Catholic community, and beyond,... [Read more...]
“THE THREE STOOGES” UPDATED
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the film adaptation of “The Three Stooges,” which opens tomorrow:
In the 1950s, Hollywood generally avoided crude fare and was respectful of religion. Today it specializes in crudity and trashes Christianity, especially Catholicism. Enter the “The Three Stooges.” This movie is not just another... [Read more...]
99.98% OF PRIESTS ARE INNOCENT
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the findings of the 2011 Annual Report on priestly sexual abuse that was released by the bishops’ conference; the survey was done by a Georgetown institute:
The headlines should read, “Abuse Problem Near Zero Among Priests,” but that is not what is being reported.
According to the 2011 Official... [Read more...]