NYT AD TO RUN IN CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the response to the New York Times ad that ran on Monday:   The response to our ad, “Straight Talk About the Catholic Church,” has been so overwhelming that we are running it again this Sunday in the Chicago Tribune. We’ve heard from bishops, priests and religious, as well as lay... [Read more...]

SNAP PSYCHIATRIST SENT TO PRISON

Dr. Steve Taylor, a Louisiana psychiatrist who has worked with the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP), has been sentenced to two years in prison for possession of child pornography.    The news drew the following response from Catholic League president Bill Donohue:   How many more morally debased psychiatrists are working with... [Read more...]

WHAT’S WRONG WITH SEXUAL MISCONDUCT?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article that appears today on the front page of the “Style” section of the New York Times:   What’s wrong with masturbating in front of a woman reporter? What’s wrong with walking around the workplace in your underpants? What’s wrong with charges of sexual molestation... [Read more...]

ANOTHER BOGUS VATICAN LAWSUIT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses the lawsuit brought by attorney Jeffrey Anderson against the Vatican:   Jeffrey Anderson has tried several times to sue the Vatican over alleged abuse cases that date back decades. He has never won. Nor will he win this time. That’s because his charges are bogus.   Anderson accuses Cardinal Joseph... [Read more...]

SPINNING THE ABUSE REPORT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how some are reacting to the clergy abuse report issued yesterday by the bishops:   “New Sex Abuse Allegations Down Slightly in 2010″ was the main headline in the Catholic News Service (CNS) story, but the National Catholic Reporter wasn’t happy with this positive connotation. Ergo,... [Read more...]

NEW DATA ON CLERGY ABUSE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the 2010 Annual Report on clergy sexual abuse; it was released by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops today:   In 2009, there were six credible accusations made against over 40,000 priests during that year; in 2010, the number was seven. Moreover, between 2005 and 2010, the average is... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S NEW YORK TIMES AD

See today’s New York Times for our full-page ad, “Straight Talk About the Catholic Church.” To read the text, click here.  Read More →

PHILLY ARCHDIOCESE BLAMED FOR SUICIDE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the “wrongful death” suit filed against the Archdiocese of Philadelphia:   In 1980, Daniel Neill complained that Rev. Joseph J. Gallagher fondled him when he was an altar boy at St. Mark’s in Bristol, PA. His accusation was not deemed credible by the principal of the school, and so... [Read more...]

N.H. REPUBLICANS ARE IN TROUBLE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction he has gotten from some New Hampshire Republicans in the wake of the Catholic League protest of Rep. David Bettencourt’s attack on Bishop McCormack:   Never in the nearly 18 years I have spent as president of the Catholic League have I seen more totally irresponsible statements issued... [Read more...]

N.H. LAWMAKER TO APOLOGIZE TO BISHOP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on news reports indicating that New Hampshire House Majority Leader David J. Bettencourt plans to apologize to Manchester Bishop John B. McCormack for calling him a “pedophile pimp”:   The apology is overdue. We can only hope it is sincere and to the point, quite unlike the lame letter Bettencourt... [Read more...]

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