SEXUAL ABUSE CRISIS IN NEW YORK CITY SCHOOLS: STATE INVESTIGATION URGED

Catholic League president William Donohue is urging a state investigation of the sexual abuse crisis in the New York City public schools.  He explained his reasoning as follows: “The sexual abuse crisis in the New York City public schools dwarfs the scandal in the Catholic Church, yet state lawmakers are doing nothing about it.  This outrageous... [Read more...]

OHIO REPORTING BILL WILL RESPECT CONFESSIONAL

On June 5, Catholic League president William Donohue issued a news release detailing the league’s objections to a pending bill in Ohio that would require the clergy to report instances of sexual abuse but did not explicitly protect the sanctity of the confessional.  It was the bill submitted by Rep. Lance Mason that raised Donohue’s eyebrows. ... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS TEST APPLIED TO BILL PRYOR

On June 11, the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold hearings on the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals.  The Catholic League is concerned that a quasi-religious test is being applied to Pryor.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, explained the organization’s position today: “Bill... [Read more...]

OHIO REPORTING BILL MUST PROTECT CONFESSIONAL

Bills are pending in Ohio that would require members of the clergy to report suspected cases of child abuse to the authorities.  One of those bills, the one introduced by Sen. Robert Spada, would protect the sanctity of the confessional.  But there is another bill, introduced by Rep. Lance Mason, that would not allow for the priest-penitent privilege. Catholic... [Read more...]

ATTEMPTS TO SILENCE BISHOPS GROW

The four bishops of Massachusetts have taken a stand against same-sex marriage.  Their statement comes at a time when the state’s Supreme Judicial Court is about to render a decision on the constitutionality of homosexual marriage.  Yesterday, gay activists objected to the bishops’ position by protesting during Mass in the Cathedral of the Holy... [Read more...]

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