SHOULD PRACTICING CATHOLICS HOLD PUBLIC OFFICE?

In today’s edition of Newsday, the Long Island daily, columnist Paul Vitello questions the propriety of allowing Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon to investigate allegations of sexual misconduct against priests.  Dillon is a practicing Catholic.  For Vitello, this is sufficient grounds to disqualify Dillon from any further investigation... [Read more...]

CARDINALS’ MEETING PROVES FRUITFUL IF INCOMPLETE

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the two letters issued by the 12 U.S. cardinals in Rome regarding the sex abuse scandal in the U.S.  His comments also reflect his sentiments on the press conference that was held following the meeting.  Here is what he had to say: “The meeting of the U.S. cardinals in Rome proved to be... [Read more...]

PHILADELPHIA D.A. LAUNCHES WITCH HUNT AGAINST PHILADELPHIA ARCHDIOCESE

District Attorney Lynne Abraham announced today that she will convene a grand jury to investigate allegations of sexual abuse by priests in Philadelphia.  She said the grand jury will investigate “all allegations involving priests whether they are dead, dismissed or retired.”  The Archdiocese of Philadelphia, though surprised by her decision,... [Read more...]

POPE PUTS THE ISSUE IN FOCUS

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today regarding the pope’s statement on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church: “Pope John Paul II showed his superb leadership today branding sex abuse by priests a ‘crime.’  And his focus on the victims was right on target.  The Holy Father’s blunt language... [Read more...]

MICHIGAN STATE CARTOON SPEWS BIGOTRY

A cartoon in today’s edition of The State News, the student newspaper of Michigan State University, shows two priests interacting.  One priest asks, “Why are you so happy?” and the other is shown walking away with a newspaper that reads, “Supreme Court Strikes Down Part of Child Pornography Act.” Catholic League president William Donohue... [Read more...]

U.S. SUPREME COURT CONTRIBUTES TO CULTURAL SCHIZOPHRENIA OVER CHILD PORNOGRAPHY

The United States Supreme Court today struck down a law banning virtual child pornography.  It held that previous rulings prohibiting child pornography applied only to real children and not to images that merely appear to depict children engaged in sex.  Both the Clinton and the Bush administrations worked to defend the law that was struck down today. Catholic... [Read more...]

NEW YORK’S NEWEST NEWSPAPER, THE SUN, STUMBLES OUT OF THE GATE

On the top right corner of New York’s latest newspaper, The Sun, there is a picture of Our Lady of La Leche, the Virgin Mary breastfeeding baby Jesus.  The caption beside the Madonna and child reads, “THE LAND OF MILK AND MOMMY.  A visit to the Upper Breast Side, NYC’s breastfeeding boutique, page 16.”  The story is about Manhattan’s first... [Read more...]

AS CARDINALS PREPARE TO GATHER IN ROME: BEWARE OF WILD EXPECTATIONS

The summoning of U.S. cardinals to Rome next week has led to an outburst of highly questionable predictions regarding the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.  Addressing this issue today is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The cardinals haven’t arrived in Rome and already the drumbeat of wild expectations has begun.  Some are... [Read more...]

DISSIDENCE AND DEVIANCE IN THE CHURCH: CONNECTING THE DOTS

Catholic League president William Donohue commented today on the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church by examining the relationship between heterodoxy and sexual deviance.  Donohue holds a doctorate in sociology from New York University.  He has taught college courses on the family and has authored books and articles that address the subject of... [Read more...]

BUSH SHOWS LEADERSHIP IN OPPOSING CLONING

President George W. Bush’s opposition to human cloning experiments was supported today by Catholic League president William Donohue: “President Bush’s opposition to human cloning experiments is supported by 80 percent of Americans, cutting across all gender, class, racial and religious lines.  Those who strongly support cloning come from those... [Read more...]

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