KANSAS CITY STAR UNHAPPY WITH SEX SURVEY RESULTS

This Sunday, January 30, the Kansas City Star will release its sex survey of Roman Catholic priests. Catholic League president William Donohue has read the Knight Ridder story on the subject (the Star is a Knight Ridder paper) and commented as follows: “The sex survey is essentially bad news for the tabloid. The two most important findings... [Read more...]

POSTPONING VOTE ON HOUSE CHAPLAIN BUYS TIME

Today the full House was scheduled to vote on the selection of the new House Chaplain. But House Speaker Dennis Hastert has postponed the vote until next month. Catholic League president William Donohue voiced his concerns over this decision today: “Since Christmas we have known that the full House was scheduled to vote on the House Chaplain on... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN CASUALTY: FR. TIMOTHY O’BRIEN

Many myths have recently surfaced regarding Father Timothy O’Brien, the Catholic priest who was rejected in his bid for the post of House Chaplain. Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “Myth #1: Father O’Brien lobbied for the job and is now a sore loser. Fact: Unlike others (principally those who were not finalists),... [Read more...]

DONATIONS MADE TO VANDALIZED BROOKLYN CHURCHES

Since last fall, six Brooklyn Roman Catholic Churches have been vandalized. Statues have been decapitated, broken and defaced, and in some instances hate mail has accompanied the desecrations. Over the past few weeks, the Catholic League has contacted the Brooklyn District Attorney’s office, the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice, asking the authorities... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN SEARCH IS TAINTED

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the search for the new House Chaplain: “I have now read all letters received from congressmen involved in the process, the Final Report of the Chaplain Search Committee and all news reports on the subject. The only safe conclusion to draw is that the search for the new House Chaplain... [Read more...]

GOOD FRIDAY RULING YIELDS RIGHT RESULT

The U.S. Supreme Court today rejected an appeal by a retired school teacher that maintained that a Maryland law requiring the closing of all public schools on Good Friday was a violation of the constitutionally required separation of church and state. Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this issue today: “It is welcome news... [Read more...]

REPORT ON HOUSE CHAPLAIN POST IS UNSATISFACTORY

The Final Report of the Chaplain Selection Committee was released today by the co-chairmen of the committee, Rep. Earl Pomeroy and Rep. Tom Bliley. Catholic League president William Donohue read the report and issued the following comment on it today: “If there had been no serious questions left unanswered following the selection of Rev. Charles... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE NEEDS VETTING

At a press conference yesterday, House Speaker Dennis Hastert was asked a question regarding the controversy over the appointment of the new House Chaplain. His answer did not satisfy Catholic League president William Donohue; he now explains why: “I have written two letters today that are being faxed to the appropriate congressmen regarding the... [Read more...]