POPE’S CRITICS LACK EVIDENCE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest falsehoods being told about the pope:  Much of the accusation against Pope Benedict XVI in the case of Wisconsin priest Fr. Lawrence Murphy rests on his alleged disinterest in pushing for Murphy to be defrocked. Contradicting this smear is the judge in the Murphy trial and the New York Times... [Read more...]

NBC APOLOGIZES FOR MSNBC’S HIT ON POPE

NBC apologized today for an article on MSNBC’s website entitled, “Pope Describes Touching Boys: I Went Too Far.” The article that readers accessed after clicking on it actually had nothing to do with the pope.   Catholic League president Bill Donohue accepted the apology today:  NBC says the attributed quote was erroneous and they have corrected... [Read more...]

MSNBC LIBELS THE POPE

 Catholic League president Bill Donohue accuses MSNBC of libeling Pope Benedict XVI:  Go to the home page of MSNBC and click on “World News.” From there click on “Americas.” Next click on the article, “Losing Their Religion? Catholicism in Turmoil.” Scroll down and in the “Click for Related Content”... [Read more...]

HYSTERIA MARKS POPE’S CRITICS

 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the pope’s critics:  Seldom have I seen such delirium over an innocent man, namely Pope Benedict XVI. Christopher Hitchens, the rabid atheist, wants to know why the European Union is allowing the pope to travel freely. Perhaps he wants the pope handcuffed at the Vatican and brought to the guillotine.... [Read more...]

NYT UNFAIRLY CITES POPE’S ROLE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue criticizes an op-ed article and a news story in the New York Times about Pope Benedict XVI’s role in the case of Fr. Lawrence Murphy:  In yesterday’s Times, columnist Maureen Dowd said that Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, now the pope, “ignored repeated warnings and looked away in the case of the... [Read more...]

“CORPUS CHRISTI” NIXED AT TARLETON STATE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the cancellation of the gay-Jesus play “Corpus Christi” at Tarleton State University (it was scheduled to be shown on March 27):   On March 24, we blasted Tarleton State for hosting hate speech against Christians on the eve of Holy Week. Though the play was a class production, and not... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES TRIES TO KEEP FLAME ALIVE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses today’s New York Times news story on the pope:  ”Pope Was Told Pedophile Priest Would Get Transfer.” That’s the headline in today’s New York Times piece on the pope. Yet the Times offers absolutely no evidence to support this charge. All it says is that his office “was... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES AND THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments today on the front-page article in today’s New York Times about priestly sexual abuse:  Media requests to deal with this subject make it difficult to provide an adequate response to today’s article by Laurie Goodstein. But the time has come to ask some serious questions about why the Times... [Read more...]

MEDIA MOSTLY IGNORE SEX ABUSE DATA

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way the media are reacting to the 2009 annual report on priestly sexual abuse that was just released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:  There was a 36 percent decline in allegations of clergy sexual abuse between 2008 and 2009. As usual, most of the alleged offenders are either... [Read more...]

TARLETON STATE UNIV. HOSTS HATE SPEECH

On Saturday, March 27, Tarleton State University in Texas will host a performance of “Corpus Christi,” the Terrence McNally play that was the subject of a major street demonstration launched by the Catholic League in 1998 when it opened in New York City.  Catholic League president Bill Donohue explains his position:  There are three things... [Read more...]

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