Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” which will be performed at the San Pedro Playhouse in San Antonio from June 17 to July 10: On February 22, I wrote to Mr. Julián Castro, mayor of San Antonio, about this outrageously anti-Christian play, “Corpus Christi,”... [Read more...]DONOHUE RESPONDS TO JOHN JAY STUDY
Catholic League president Bill Donohue has prepared a 24-page response to the John Jay College for Criminal Justice Report on the “Causes and Context” of clergy abuse. While he praises the study on several counts, he faults the authors for not allowing their own data to drive their conclusion on the role that homosexuality played in the... [Read more...]CREDIBILITY OF VICTIMS’ GROUPS SHOT
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of two victims’ watchdog groups, Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) and BishopAccountability.org, to reports this week on sexual abuse: On Monday, the Vatican issued guidelines on how to address the issue of sexual abuse. The day before, SNAP condemned the guidelines.... [Read more...]MEDIA JUMP ON ABUSE REPORT
Bill Donohue will issue an extended analysis of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice report on the “Causes and Context” of priestly sexual abuse next week. Today, he addresses what the media are saying: The report says that fewer than 5 percent of abusive priests were pedophiles. The New York Times takes issue with the report... [Read more...]VATICAN ABUSE NORMS RELEASED
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the Vatican’s guidelines on sex abuse and the early reaction to it: The three most noteworthy features of the Vatican’s new guidelines are (a) its commitment to the due process rights of priests (b) its insistence on cooperation with civil authorities and (c) its restatement of episcopal... [Read more...]NEW YORK DAILY NEWS: DOES IT HAVE THE RIGHT TO HIRE JIMMY BRESLIN?
Catholic League Survey: Should the Daily News be allowed to hire columnist Jimmy Breslin, despite his long record of Catholic bashing? ________Yes, it’s a private newspaper and it has the right to do so. ________No, we’re talking about a bigot, so the right doesn’t apply. ________I don’t know. Submit your response... [Read more...]AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL INDICTS HOLY SEE
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to Amnesty International’s 2011 Annual Report where it said the Holy See “did not sufficiently comply with its international obligations relating to the protection of children”: Amnesty International’s 2011 Annual Report lists not a single instance of a human rights violation... [Read more...]CATHOLIC PROFS OBJECT TO BOEHNER
On Saturday, House Speaker John Boehner will give the commencement address at the Catholic University of America. More than 75 professors from Catholic universities have signed a letter expressing their criticism of the Ohio Republican. Former college professor Bill Donohue addresses this issue today: The anti-Boehner letter alleges that the House... [Read more...]PELOSI NOW BACKS JESUIT—BUT DeFAZIO DOESN’T
Yesterday, Rep. Nancy Pelosi expressed her concerns about voting for Father Patrick Conroy, selected by House Speaker John Boehner to be the new House Chaplain. She cited the priest’s association with the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus, which has been the subject of sex abuse claims. The Catholic League criticized her objections yesterday.... [Read more...]PELOSI READY TO STIFF JESUIT?
Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to a story in Roll Call on Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s concerns over the nomination of Rev. Patrick Conroy as the new House Chaplain: Rev. Patrick Conroy was selected by House Speaker John Boehner to be the new House Chaplain, and within no time the Jesuit priest won the plaudits of many Catholics, including... [Read more...]