nytimeslogo.jpg NYT FEIGNS INTEREST IN CHILD ABUSE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in yesterday’s New York Times: The June 17 editorial in the New York Times on the sexual abuse of minors is aptly titled, “The Children Deserve Justice.” Too bad the editorial board doesn’t really believe it. That’s a strong charge, deserving of proof. Here it is. The editorial... [Read more...]

scouts BOY SCOUT “PERV FILES” REVEALING

As a result of an Oregon Supreme Court decision, 20,000 pages of files kept on suspected perverts by the Boy Scouts of America have been released. Bill Donohue comments on the news: The most striking aspect of this disclosure is the timeline: the data show the sexual abuse that took place from 1965 to 1985. This is exactly the same period when priestly... [Read more...]

CrusadersMainLogo POLITICS OF CHILD CRUSADERS

Bill Donohue comments on the push to revise the statute of limitations in civil cases involving the sexual abuse of a minor: There is a front-page story in the New York Times today on states that are considering laws that would loosen the statute of limitations in civil cases involving child abuse. However, two of the persons cited as defenders of children... [Read more...]

Image = rye town Crier3as GOOD NEWS IS NO NEWS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: In 2002, the bishops assembled in Dallas amidst a media frenzy to consider reforms to combat the sexual abuse of minors. Today the bishops are meeting in Atlanta to assess them. But there is no media frenzy this time around. That’s because the reforms worked. Over the past week, not a single... [Read more...]

BISHOP GREGORY HITS A HOME RUN

Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following comments today on the opening address of the U.S. bishops’ conference in Dallas by Bishop Wilton Gregory: “The message has been received.  Never has there been a statement from any bishop that spoke so clearly and unconditionally about the problem of priestly sexual abuse.  Bishop... [Read more...]

dallas-charterusccb ASSESSING THE DALLAS REFORMS

Bill Donohue assesses the reforms that were authorized ten years ago when the bishops assembled in Dallas: Tomorrow the bishops will meet in Atlanta, ten years after they instituted reforms to combat the sexual abuse of minors. Though there is room for honest disagreement on why the problem has abated—it has almost disappeared—it is indisputable... [Read more...]

CTSA EMBRACING MORAL DEPRAVITY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Speaking tonight in St. Louis at this weekend’s conference of the Catholic Theological Society of America (CTSA) is Sister Margaret Farley, the nun whose book, Just Love, has been criticized by the Vatican. The CTSA defends Farley, as does Lisa Miller of the Washington Post: Miller says Farley... [Read more...]

margaret farley FARLEY, FOUCAULT AND MAUREEN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Sister Margaret Farley’s book, Just Love: A Framework for Christian Sexual Ethics, which has been criticized by the Vatican: No one who ever heard of Margaret Farley and stumbled across her book, Just Love, in a bookstore would consider her a nun. Nor would anyone think she was a nun if he consulted... [Read more...]

1NORDBY0311 PHONY ATTACK ON CARDINAL DOLAN

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Timothy Cardinal Dolan is being criticized for inducing suspected miscreant priests to exit the priesthood while he was the Archbishop of Milwaukee. The attack is phony: if the issue were how to handle sex abusers, his critics would have previously commented on the following: In California,... [Read more...]

north dakota NORTH DAKOTA WEIGHS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the state constitutional amendment being weighed in North Dakota that would ensure religious liberty protections: On June 12, voters in North Dakota will decide whether to pad their religious liberty protections, or essentially ratify the status quo. Working to deny enhanced religious freedom are radical... [Read more...]

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