THE ROLE OF GAYS, CELIBACY AND THE MEDIA IN THE CHURCH SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

In response to multiple media requests on the role of gays, celibacy and the media in the current Church scandal, Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today: “It is wrong to say that the sex abuse scandal in the Church can be rationally discussed without mentioning the role that sexually active homosexuals have... [Read more...]

CHURCH SCANDAL IS FODDER FOR AGENDA ACTIVISTS

Those with an agenda are taking advantage of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.  Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “For a very long time, those on the far right and the far left have greeted bad news about the Church’s sex abuse scandals as good news.  The former say we’ve had too many reforms and... [Read more...]

PETA CAN’T SELL ITS ANTI-DAIRY MESSAGE WITHOUT BASHING CATHOLICS

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has opened a new advertising campaign that shows the Virgin Mary breast-feeding baby Jesus.  The inscription at the top reads “If It Was Good Enough for Jesus…”; just below it is “The Breast Is Best—DumpDairy.com.” Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “In... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BASHERS DELIVER EASTER MESSAGE

Catholic-bashing events are scheduled for Easter in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Texas, and San Francisco, California. On Easter Sunday, the Source Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., will host the Terrence McNally play “Corpus Christi.”  It depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles.  The play runs Sundays through Wednesdays through April... [Read more...]

FEMINIST BIGOTS ARE BURSTING OUT ALL OVER

The sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church has provoked a torrent of criticism, much of it fair.  But there has also been an explosion of bigotry, some of which is coming from the ranks of radical feminists.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “On March 20, Maureen Dowd of the New York Times went ballistic putting... [Read more...]

PRIESTS UNDER SIEGE: THE MEDIA’S ROLE

Reports are surfacing that many Catholic priests are under siege in the wake of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this phenomenon today: “Virtually every priest I know is very angry over the sex abuse scandal in the Church.  They are good men who would never commit or countenance... [Read more...]

RIGHTEOUS ANGER DOESN’T JUSTIFY USING RICO

It is alleged that thirty-two years ago a man (whose identity is unknown) was sexually abused by former bishop Anthony O’Connell; O’Connell recently resigned as Bishop of Palm Beach after admitting he abused a teenager, Christopher Dixon, in the 1970s.  The man who is filing suit is suing O’Connell and the three dioceses where he worked: Jefferson... [Read more...]

DID THE POPE BREAK HIS SILENCE ON SEX ABUSE CASES?

The media are reporting that Pope John Paul II broke his silence on the sex abuse scandal in the Roman Catholic Church.  William Donohue commented on these reports today: “In August 1993, Pope John Paul II ventured to Denver for World Youth Day.  Without equivocation, and in direct response to the problem of priest pedophilia, he said, ‘I have... [Read more...]

IRISH-CATHOLIC PUNDITS TAKE AIM AT CATHOLICISM

In the past week, several Irish-Catholic pundits have commented on the sexual misconduct scandal in the Catholic Church.  Catholic League president William Donohue has been tracking this and offered the following comments today: “William F. Buckley Jr., William Bennett, Patrick Buchanan and Pete Hamill are understandably upset with the Church scandal. ... [Read more...]

NOW CHIEF KIM GANDY REVEALS HER BIAS

On March 20, National Organization for Women president Kim Gandy will speak at her alma mater, Loyola Law School in New Orleans.  The local bishop, Archbishop Alfred Hughes, is opposed to her speaking engagement, citing her commitment to abortion rights as contrary to the Church’s teachings.  Gandy, in return, has accused the archbishop of “urging... [Read more...]

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