MURDER OF CHICAGO CATHOLIC WOMAN SHOWS FUTILITY OF FBI HATE CRIME REPORT

Yesterday, the FBI released its annual report on hate crimes; it reported a 21 percent increase between 2000 and 2001.  Recently, a 51 year-old Chicago Catholic woman was murdered by a 19 year-old man because he objected to the woman’s questioning of his homosexual lifestyle. Catholic League president William Donohue connected the two events: “The... [Read more...]

AMERICANS UNITED WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT

On November 15, Dr. Glenn L. Archer died at the age of 96.  In 1948, he served as the first executive director of Protestants and Other Americans United for Separation of Church and State; he held this post until he retired in 1976 (the organization changed its name to Americans United for Separation of Church and State in 1982). Yesterday, Barry Lynn,... [Read more...]

TAMPA TRIBUNE KEEPS BIGOT ON PAYROLL

On November 18, Tampa Tribune columnist Daniel Ruth wrote a column questioning the relationship between Governor Jeb Bush’s religion (he is a convert to Catholicism) and his suitability for public office.  Bush supports school prayer, limits on abortion, school vouchers and the like. As Ruth sees it, “if Jeb Bush appears for his second inaugural... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD STYMIES SEX REPORTING BILL; BISHOPS ARE ERRONEOUSLY BLAMED

New York State does not have a law that mandates the clergy to report sex abuse crimes to the authorities.  This has led some public persons to criticize Catholic bishops for the exemption.  Just last week, Westchester District Attorney Jeanine Pirro blasted the new norms on sex abuse that were approved by the U.S. bishops and called for new state... [Read more...]

NANCY PELOSI—“CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC”?

On yesterday’s CNN show, “Inside Politics,” Nancy Pelosi said, “Yes, I’m a liberal Democrat, but I’m a conservative Catholic.”  Her comment was also cited in today’s edition of USA Today.  Catholic League president William Donohue found this amusing: “Nancy Pelosi, the new Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, has voted... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BAITING ON LONG ISLAND: NEWS 12 OFFENDS & LAWMAKER JACOBS COMES CLOSE

Nassau County District Attorney Denis Dillon has come under fire for recommending a bill that would mandate all professionals to report cases of sexual abuse.  Last April Nassau lawmakers passed a law requiring the clergy to report such cases but did not extend it to cover teachers, abortion providers, school coaches et al. Judy Jacobs, Presiding Officer... [Read more...]

BISHOPS ADOPT A PRINCIPLED POLICY

Catholic League president William Donohue commented on the sexual abuse policy passed today by the U.S. bishops: “Virtually every Catholic in the nation has been greatly upset this year by all the scandalous news about the Catholic Church.  In some parts of the country, emotions turned to anger as outrageous stories about molesting priests and enabling... [Read more...]

DATA ON PRIESTLY SEXUAL ABUSE DESERVES SCRUTINY

An AP story that was just released reports that a group led by Paul Baier, Survivors First, has listed the names of 573 U.S. priests who have faced public accusations of child sex abuse since 1996.  The group claims to possess the names of 2,100 clerics in its database and boasts that it also lists the names of priests who have been falsely accused. Here’s... [Read more...]

BISHOPS SHOULD SHUN ROGUE CATHOLICS

When the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) meets in Washington, November 11-14, they will be pressured by agenda-ridden Catholics to institute various reforms.  Addressing this issue today is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Yesterday, I issued a news release that was highly supportive of the new norms regarding priestly... [Read more...]

REVISED NORMS AWAIT BISHOPS’ APPROVAL: MIXED COMMISSION DOES A SUPERB JOB

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) will meet in Washington, November 11-14, to vote on the revised sex abuse norms as written by the mixed U.S.-Vatican commission.  Commenting on the changes is league president William Donohue: “Francis Cardinal George, who was one of four panel members from the U.S. who drafted the revisions,... [Read more...]

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