WOMAN BISHOP QUITS OVER SEX ABUSE CASE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on media reaction to an interesting case of religion and sex abuse: One week ago today, AP ran a story about a German female bishop, Maria Jepsen, who was forced to resign amidst accusations she was involved in a cover-up of a Protestant priest who reportedly abused as many as 20 children in the 1980s.... [Read more...]

PARISHES IN PUTNAM COUNTY CONTACTED; MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 51 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa: Today I am writing to every parish in the Putnam County, New York informing them of our protest demonstration at 6 p.m. on August 26 outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. The rally is being held to protest the decision... [Read more...]

BOSTON GLOBE & NYT LACK “ZERO TOLERANCE” RULE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Yesterday, a Boston Globe editorial unfavorably compared the Vatican to the American bishops, saying that “Until the church adopts a zero-tolerance policy, justice cannot be served….” On July 9 and July 17, the New York Times, which owns the Globe, ran editorials voicing the same... [Read more...]

PARISHES IN DUTCHESS COUNTY CONTACTED; MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 50 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa: Today I am writing to every parish in the Dutchess County, New York informing them of our protest demonstration at 6 p.m. on August 26 outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. The rally is being held to protest the decision... [Read more...]

PARISHES IN ALBANY CONTACTED; MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 49 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa: Today I am writing to every parish in the Diocese of Albany informing them of our protest demonstration at 6 p.m. on August 26 outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. The rally is being held to protest the decision by... [Read more...]

TIME SHOWS MORE BRAZENNESS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a piece by Tim Padgett that appeared yesterday on the website of Time: The Catholic Church decides to maintain its policy against women priests. Those who are Catholic and don’t like it, can always join any one of the mainline Protestant denominations that allow for women clergy: given that their... [Read more...]

USDA OFFICIAL SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN FIRED

At an NAACP banquet last March, an African-American official for the U.S. Department of Agriculture told the audience how she once did not do all she could to help a white farmer get the aid he requested. The official, Shirley Sherrod, who was working at a land assistance organization in Georgia at the time, said the man was condescending. Nonetheless,... [Read more...]

PARISHES IN STATEN ISLAND CONTACTED; MOTHER TERESA CAMPAIGN CONTINUES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Day 48 of the protest campaign on behalf of Mother Teresa: Today I am writing to every parish in Staten Island informing them of our protest demonstration at 6 p.m. on August 26 outside the Empire State Building on 34th Street and 5th Avenue. The rally is being held to protest the decision by Anthony... [Read more...]

JAY LENO’S SERIAL BIGOTRY

On the July 16 edition of the “Tonight Show,” host Jay Leno said “it was so hot I saw a priest stop at a kids’ lemonade stand—just got lemonade.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this way: The man is a bigoted addict. This is the eighth time this year Jay Leno has targeted all priests as child molesters.... [Read more...]

FRANK RICH’S SELECTIVE INDIGNATION

In yesterday’s New York Times, columnist Frank Rich called Mel Gibson a “bigoted blowhard,” branding his movie “The Passion of the Christ” anti-Semitic; he also attacked several Catholic and Protestant leaders who befriended Gibson, including Catholic League president Bill Donohue. Donohue responds as follows: If Frank... [Read more...]

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