PUSH FOR CELIBACY IMPLIES GAY GUILT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the spate of articles on priestly celibacy:  Reports in Ireland and Germany of decades-old cases of priestly sexual abuse have triggered an array of articles, surveys and talk-show discussions on the need for the Catholic Church to end the celibacy requirement. The implication, of course, is that more... [Read more...]

MICHAEL WOLFF’S BIGOTED ATTACK ON CATHOLICISM

 Catholic League president Bill Donohue replies to an article posted today on the website of Vanity Fair by contributing editor Michael Wolff (it is a slightly smaller piece than the one posted on Wolff’s own website, newser.com):  Wolff begins his column fair enough. “In an age when all religions must be treated by right-thinking people... [Read more...]

APPEAL OF “AVE MARIA” BAN DENIED

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal by a high school student who sought to sue her school for banning the instrumental version of “Ave Maria” at her 2006 graduation. Therefore, the decision of the Ninth Circuit stands: the court agreed with school administrators that the song was obviously religious.  Catholic League president... [Read more...]

DISINFORMATION ON HEALTH BILL IS RAMPANT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue seeks to set the record straight on the status of the Catholic Church’s position on the health care bill: We are delighted that Sister Mary Ann Walsh, director of media relations for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued a news release yesterday clarifying the position of Catholics... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES GIVES WRONG IMPRESSION

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page article in today’s New York Times on a sex abuse incident that took place in Germany 30 years ago: “For decades it was common practice in the church not to involve law enforcement in sexual abuse cases.” Thus does the Times give the impression that outside the Catholic... [Read more...]

ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER GETS THE MESSAGE

Yesterday, the Catholic League protested the blog site of the Orange County Register which showed the silhouette of a priest in a Q & A section on sexual abuse. Bill Donohue, the league’s president, is pleased with the outcome: Thanks to our members who pounded the newspaper with e-mails, the  president and publisher of the Orange County... [Read more...]

WHAT WOULD JESUS DO? JUST ASK “THE VIEW”

On yesterday’s episode of “The View,” the panelists criticized the decision of a Colorado Catholic school not to enroll students of a lesbian couple. Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded today: When this story broke last week, I told the staff it was inevitable that the gals on “The View” would address it. Why?... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES TARGETS THE POPE AGAIN

 Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest attack on the pope by the New York Times:  Once upon a time there was a homosexual priest who was accused of molesting boys in Germany. That was 30 years ago. At the approval of Archbishop Joseph Ratzinger (now the pope), he was sent away for therapy and was later reinstated; years later,... [Read more...]

HANNITY IS RIGHT: OBAMA IS “THE ANOINTED ONE”

On the front page of the “Week in Review” section of Sunday’s New York Times, there was a piece on health care titled, “Is Failure Forgivable?” Accompanying the article was a photo of President Obama in shirt sleeves with his finger pointed upwards. Superimposed in the background was an illustration that showed an illuminated... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES GUNNING FOR THE POPE?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue takes on the New York Times: On March 10, the New York Times ran an article on sex abuse in the Catholic Church stating that in Austria a priest abused a boy 40 years ago. Yesterday, readers learned of a German case where a man says he was abused in 1979. But when Rabbi Baruch Lebovits was found guilty last week... [Read more...]

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