Catalyst November Issue 2005
Below are some of the remarks that William Donohue and Kiera McCaffrey made on national television on October 13th:
Bill Donohue on NBC’s “Today”: “Back in the ’60s and ’70s, the sexual revolution, that’s when most of it took place—except for the last few years, where all of a sudden, it goes through the roof. Why? Because there’s a lot of deep pocket lawyers out there trying to hustle these people.
“I’m not saying homosexuality causes someone to be a predator, that would be malicious. But I am saying this: We have a problem within the Catholic Church of some homosexual men who are putting their hands on the kids. They’ve got to be thrown out.”
Kiera McCaffrey on MSNBC’s “Connected Coast to Coast”: “We have some excellent bishops and cardinals who have done a wonderful job and we don’t have the same problems in all areas.
“Bishop Doran reminded his parishioners, his flock, of the words of Jesus: That it would be better for a man to have a millstone tied around his neck and thrown into the ocean than to hurt a child. And he made it very clear that any priest under his watch would not get away with any sort of mistreatment.”
Bill Donohue on MSNBC’s “The Situation”: “In other words, what they’ve done in Los Angeles is to say this: ‘We’ll do anything to get this monkey off our back, and we will expose all priests who have been accused, including those for whom we know the accusation is not credible.’ So they’re not satisfying me. They’re not satisfying the victims, many of whom are professional victims. They’ll never be satisfied.”
Tucker Carlson: “What do you mean professional victims?”
Bill Donohue: “Well, in other words, look, there’s money in this. Who do you think is supporting these victims’ groups? It comes from the lawyers themselves. Forbesmagazine exposed this a couple of years ago. I’m sick and tired of people always saying the Catholic Church never does anything right in this. There are bishops who have done a good job.”