FABRICATING OPPOSITION TO JOHN PAUL II

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1:   The worldwide reaction to the beatification of John Paul II, from all quarters, is overwhelmingly enthusiastic. But one would never know this if one’s bible were the New York Times. Today, it reported that the beatification “has... [Read more...]

BISHOPS INDICTED BY JUDGE “REFORMER”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to a column in today’s Chicago Tribune by Judge Anne Burke, former interim chairwoman of the National Review Board (an agency established by the bishops’ conference to monitor priestly sexual abuse):   Anne Burke misrepresents the situation in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, and indicts every... [Read more...]

MORE DECEIT FROM VOTF

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the response by Voice of the Faithful (VOTF) to our April 25 news release:   Charged by the Catholic League at the beginning of the week with deceit, VOTF answers at the end of the week with more deceit.     After being contacted last week by Philadelphia priests about a “survey” sent by... [Read more...]

LADY GAGA’S EPIPHANY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a video clip from the May 7 HBO documentary, “Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour: At Madison Square Garden”:   After criticizing Lady Gaga for tweaking Catholic sensibilities with her Easter present—releasing “Judas,” her single from Born This Way—we are now in a position... [Read more...]

PHILLY PRIESTS SENT BOGUS SURVEY

The Greater Philadelphia chapter of Voice of the Faithful is the subject of this commentary by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: Voice of the Faithful is a dissident Catholic group that has now launched an agenda to manipulate priests and the public in the Philadelphia area. It recently sent a letter to the 900-plus priests in the Archdiocese... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS FOR CHOICE LIES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses a Catholics for Choice workshop scheduled for April 28 at Planned Parenthood of Collier County, Florida:   Catholics for Choice has twice been condemned by the bishops’ conference as a fraud—there is nothing Catholic about it. Indeed, it has never raised as much as a dime from practicing Catholics,... [Read more...]

TIMES SQUARE NUNS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response to two Broadway plays depicting nuns: “Sister Act” opened on Broadway this week, much to the delight of the New York Times. The script, however, was shallow. We’re being nice. The Times, in characteristic form, was not. Charles Isherwood couldn’t resist throwing... [Read more...]

EASTER BRINGS OUT THE CRAZIES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue notices how the crazies always surface at Eastertime:   Consider the Easter gifts Christians have been graced with this year:   • Ricky Gervais felt the need to offer a very public “Holiday Message,” notifying the world that though he is not a Christian, he is a very Christ-like person. It is revealing... [Read more...]

NEW QUESTIONS ABOUT SNAP PSYCHIATRIST

Bill Donohue comments on today’s Times-Picayune article on Louisiana psychiatrist Dr. Steve Taylor and his association with the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP):   Dr. Steve Taylor, who is sitting in prison after pleading guilty to charges of accessing kiddie porn, seems to have a very curious mindset, and an even more curious... [Read more...]

SPIKE IN FALSE CLAIMS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the spike in false claims made against priests:   The report on clergy abuse was released a week ago today, and for some reason, there has been virtually no reporting on what may be the most important finding of them all: the 42 percent increase in accusations found to be unsubstantiated or false.... [Read more...]

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