“AID IN DYING” CROWD LOVES ABORTION

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) today passed a statement on physician-assisted suicide. Commenting on its critics is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:   Those who delight in helping people die like to invoke the values of compassion and choice. Indeed, Compassion and Choices (C&C) is the name of the organization previously... [Read more...]

SEXUAL DEVIANT DAVID LETTERMAN INDICTS PRIESTS

On last night’s “Late Show with David Letterman,” the CBS host said he was “stunned” and “fascinated” by Anthony Weiner’s predicament. He then said the following: “Honest to God, is this the kind of behavior you’d expect from a congressman! No. In simple terms, no. It is not the kind of behavior... [Read more...]

BOSTON PRIEST-SUING LAWYER GOES BONKERS

In today’s Boston Globe, there is a column by Brian McGrory about Rev. Charles Murphy, a priest twice sued by attorney Mitchell Garabedian.    In 2006, Father Murphy was sued for improperly touching a minor, a girl who claimed the incident occurred 25 years prior. Father Murphy maintained his innocence, and on the eve of the trial, the woman... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES ERRS IN ABUSE STORY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a story in today’s New York Times about priestly sexual abuse:   Laurie Goodstein is wrong to say that in the 37 cases of priests indicted by a grand jury in Philadelphia, none was brought to the attention of the review board.   Ana Maria Catanzaro, a member of the Philadelphia review board,... [Read more...]

BOSTON GLOBE LECTURES ARCHDIOCESE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Boston Globe’s response to Cardinal Sean O’Malley’s decision to halt a Mass at St. Cecilia’s in honor of Gay Pride Month:   In today’s editorial, the Boston Globe pretends that “No one would have had the misimpression that the church was endorsing gay sex”... [Read more...]

“NASTY THOUGHTS” OF MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS

On the website of the National Catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters says he had the following “nasty thought” today: “Where is Bill Donohue When You Need Him?” This is in reference to Donohue’s silence in the wake of Father Robert Sirico’s recent article on Ayn Rand, and her fictional character in Atlas Shrugged,... [Read more...]

SPIKE IN SUSPECT ALLEGATIONS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:   As the bishops assemble this week in Seattle, they will once again grapple with the issue of clergy abuse. While some recent allegations are worthy of pursuit, others don’t pass the smell test. All of the following cases have been reported in the news since June 1:   • A Tennessee... [Read more...]

U.N. PANEL’S BOGUS APPEAL TO IRELAND

A United Nations panel, the Committee against Torture, has asked the Irish government to investigate allegations of mistreatment of young women who used to work in Catholic laundries. Specifically, the panel says that alleged abuses in the so-called Magdalene Laundries, workhouses run by nuns from the 1920s to the mid-1990s, should be investigated with... [Read more...]

JON STEWART INSULTS CATHOLICS; YAHOO! NEWS COVERS IT UP

On last night’s episode of “The Daily Show with Jon Stewart,” the host joked about Rep. Anthony Weiner’s situation with correspondent John Oliver. During their skit, Stewart ridiculed Weiner by sipping frantically on a Margarita, imitating the way Weiner sips from a water bottle.   Stewart then accidentally broke his glass.... [Read more...]

WHAT IF REP. WEINER WERE REV. WEINER?

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:   Priests who engage in lewd conversations with teenagers are suspended from ministry for committing a “boundary violation,” and are charged with sexual abuse. But Rep. Anthony Weiner can send pornographic images of himself to young girls and he is free as a bird. Indeed, the majority... [Read more...]

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