2002 – November Releases

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

By | November 26th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 FBI [...]

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AMERICANS UNITED WASHES THE FACE OF A BIGOT

By | November 22nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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TAMPA TRIBUNE KEEPS BIGOT ON PAYROLL

By | November 21st, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 wearing a miter, [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD STYMIES SEX REPORTING BILL; BISHOPS ARE ERRONEOUSLY BLAMED

By | November 18th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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NANCY PELOSI—“CONSERVATIVE CATHOLIC”?

By | November 15th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 against school vouchers and the Faith-Based [...]

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

By | November 15th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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BISHOPS ADOPT A PRINCIPLED POLICY

By | November 13th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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DATA ON PRIESTLY SEXUAL ABUSE DESERVES SCRUTINY

By | November 12th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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BISHOPS SHOULD SHUN ROGUE CATHOLICS

By | November 8th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 sexual abuse that were written [...]

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

By | November 7th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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, has [...]

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