2010 – April Releases

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CONNECTICUT BISHOPS SPEAK FOR THE CHURCH

By | April 20th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue sent the following letter to Connecticut lawmakers today:  Dear Connecticut Legislator: Some Catholics who support H.B. 5473, the bill that eliminates the statute of limitations for cases of sexual abuse, are falsely positioning themselves as being a legitimate competitor to the voice of the bishops. No group has irresponsibly assumed this [...]

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ASSOCIATED PRESS GETS WISE ADVICE

By | April 15th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue offers the Associated Press (AP) some words of advice: What a fabulous story the AP has today on 30 Catholic priests accused of abuse who were transferred or moved abroad. AP put some money into this investigative report: it spans 21 countries in six continents. Now consider the following: In October [...]

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OBAMA ANTI-CATHOLIC RIPS VATICAN

By | April 14th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Harry Knox, an Obama appointee to the Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, gave instructions today to Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's number-two man.   "As pastor," Knox said of the Vatican secretary of state, "he should be spending night and day seeking to heal the wounds inflicted by the Church on the victims of pedophile [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD HIRE AIDS EX-CON

By | April 14th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue wonders why the media are not focusing on Planned Parenthood:  The media are all aglow these days with stories of sex abuse in the Catholic Church, yet not a single reporter appears to have the slightest interest in discussing recent revelations showing that the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) is actively [...]

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REPEAL SOVEREIGN IMMUNITY IN CONNECTICUT

By | April 14th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Catholic League president Bill Donohue presents a challenge to Connecticut Rep. Beth Bye:   Connecticut bill H.B. 5473, sponsored by Rep. Beth Bye, would remove the statute of limitations on childhood sexual abuse claims, but it does not apply to public institutions the same way it applies to private institutions. She knows this is the case, yet [...]

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CONNECTICUT BILL GIVES TEACHERS A PASS

By | April 13th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue points out why HB 5473, a bill in Connecticut that eliminates the statute of limitations for childhood sexual abuse claims, is inherently discriminatory:  Just as we saw with anti-Catholics in Colorado and New York, the "let's-get-the-Church" gang is in full gear in Connecticut. None of those supporting this legislation is interested [...]

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VATICAN CITES ROLE OF HOMOSEXUALITY

By | April 13th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

 Yesterday, Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, the Vatican's secretary of state, said that "there is a relation between homosexuality and pedophilia." The number-two Vatican authority cited psychologists and psychiatrists as having made this claim.  Responding is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:  It should be obvious to everyone that homosexuality does not cause predatory behavior, and nothing that Cardinal [...]

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MEDIA COVER-UP OF SEX ABUSE WIDENS

By | April 12th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a news story just posted by the Associated Press (AP) titled, "Vatican to Bishops: Follow Law, Report Sex Abuse":   The Vatican decided to add a sentence to its guidelines on sex abuse, making plain the need for bishops to follow civil reporting laws. Here is how AP decided to [...]

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CATHOLICS SPARED DAWN JOHNSEN

By | April 12th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Dawn Johnsen has decided to withdraw her name from consideration as an appointee in the Justice Department; she was picked by President Obama to lead the Office of Legal Counsel. Commenting on her decision is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:  The Catholic League is delighted that Catholics will not have to contend with Dawn Johnsen running [...]

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ABUSE SCANDAL IS NOT WIDENING

By | April 9th, 2010|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest developments in the sexual abuse scandal:  Every news story and commentary stating that the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church is widening is factually wrong. The evidence shows just the opposite—it has been contracting for approximately a quarter century. Here's the proof: the John Jay College [...]

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