KATHY GRIFFIN INDICTS GAYS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on last night’s Bravo special, “Kathy Griffin: 50 & Not Pregnant”: The evidence that homosexual priests account for the vast majority of sexual abuse cases in the Catholic Church is uncontested—80 percent of the minors victimized have been male and most have been postpubescent—so... [Read more...]

SHOWTIME TO AIR “THE BORGIAS”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming series, “The Borgias,” to air on Showtime:   On April 3, Showtime, the pay-per-view sister station of CBS, will commence a nine-part series on “The Borgias”; Bravo will pick it up shortly after it premiers. Rodrigo Borgia, who became Pope Alexander VI, was an extortionist... [Read more...]

DESCENT TO THE GUTTER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the way some are discussing priestly sexual abuse:   Sexual abuse of minors is unfortunately a social problem that touches virtually every segment of the population where adults and minors interact on a regular basis. Nowhere is this less a problem today than in the Catholic Church: the norms it has... [Read more...]

VANITY FAIR’S ETHICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Vanity Fair’s ethics:   There is a new f-word that offends Vanity Fair and it is not the obscenity: it’s “fags.” Homosexual writer Brett Berk has made public his contrition for using the word in his online review of a recent episode of the TV show, “Glee”; he described... [Read more...]

ABUSE PROBE NEEDED NATIONWIDE

Misconduct by government employees is the subject of this news release by Catholic League president Bill Donohue:    On March 13, the New York Times ran a lengthy front-page story [click here], “At State-Run Homes, Abuse and Impunity,” that shows how common it is for state employees servicing the developmentally disabled to abuse residents.... [Read more...]

JEFFREY ANDERSON’S VENDETTA

The following is the text of our ad that appears today in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:   Anyone who thinks Jeffrey Anderson is in it just for the money is nuts. Sure, he’s made a fortune suing the Catholic Church over old cases of alleged priestly abuse, but money alone cannot account for his latest vendetta. Now he’s engaged in a media... [Read more...]

OVERSTATING THE PHILLY PROBLEM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:    The public impression that the Archdiocese of Philadelphia has been sheltering priests who have sexually abused minors has led to outrageous comments by agenda-driven lawyers, professional victims’ groups and pundits. It’s time to take a deep breath and look at the facts.   Beginning... [Read more...]

ANGLICAN LEADER WRONG ON MUSLIMS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue addresses remarks published today by Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury: The Archbishop of Canterbury says that Shahbaz Bhatti, Pakistan’s Minister for Minorities, who was killed for protesting the nation’s blasphemy laws, died “not simply for his Christian faith, but for a vision shared... [Read more...]

RICHARD COHEN SMEARS PRIESTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Richard Cohen’s syndicated Washington Post column that appeared today:   Richard Cohen objects to the upcoming congressional hearings by Rep. Peter King on terrorism, arguing that if it is okay to probe Muslims for terrorism, it should be okay to probe priests for sexual abuse: “The organization... [Read more...]

THE SCANDAL OF CHURCH CRITICS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks recently made by Trinity College professor Mark Silk and gay writer Andrew Sullivan:   In a post today on Beliefnet, Mark Silk looks at charges made by attorney Jeffrey Anderson against New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. Silk weighs my defense of Dolan saying I was correct to say that the term... [Read more...]

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