Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori KANSAS CITY MINEFIELD: EPISCOPAL BISHOP KNEW OF MOLESTER

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: This is surreal. The Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church of the United States, Katharine Jefferts Schori, knew about the sexual abuse activities of a homosexual candidate for the Episcopal priesthood, did nothing about it, and indeed allowed him to become a priest. Today, the Survivors... [Read more...]

David Clohessy KANSAS CITY STAR COVERS FOR SNAP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Over the weekend, news broke that a former Penn State football coach, serving under head coach Joe Paterno, was involved in alleged sexual abuse of young boys. Although Paterno immediately notified the Athletic Director, he did not call the cops. David Clohessy, the director of the Survivors... [Read more...]

Jeffrey Anderson MEET THE CHURCH-SUING LAWYERS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: The Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) announces the latest lawsuit against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph. The diocese, headed by Bishop Robert Finn, knows nothing about it. But attorney Rebecca Randles does: she coordinated the attack with SNAP. Virtually all the cases... [Read more...]

clohessy “HANDCUFF THE POPE!”

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on remarks by David Clohessy, national director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), posted today on the website of Time magazine, time.com: David Clohessy spoke for SNAP when he said it’s their goal to jail the pope. “We’re not naïve. We don’t think the... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN LIBELED BY SNAP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) to the news that an elderly New York priest was arrested for a sexual infraction: A 16-year-old girl started working in a Bronx parish last Saturday and now claims she was inappropriately touched by an 87-year-old priest. She... [Read more...]

DIOCESAN REVIEW BOARDS NEED RATIONAL CRITERIA

There has been much discussion lately about the role of diocesan review boards in assessing charges of priestly sexual misconduct.  Catholic League president William Donohue offered the league’s position on this subject today: “The Catholic League supports lay involvement on diocesan review boards that investigate cases of alleged sexual abuse... [Read more...]

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