KC STAR KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI PRESS CONFERENCE

Who: Catholic League president Bill Donohue; Vice President Bernadette Brady; Staff Member Don Lauer; Staff Member Alex Mejia; local Kansas City Catholics What: Commence a campaign to blanket religious and secular institutions with copies of a $25,000 ad turned down by the Kansas City Star exposing the anti-Catholic  agenda of SNAP and its lawyers... [Read more...]

schoristarclohessy KC STAR OMITS STORY ON TOP EPISCOPAL BISHOP

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Yesterday, the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP) held a press conference in front of the Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph to bring attention to a case involving an Episcopal priest, Bede Parry, who is being charged with... [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...]

kansas-city-star-logo-175 KANSAS CITY STAR IS IMPLODING

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest circulation figures of the Kansas City Star (the numbers are cited today by the Kansas City blog site JimmyCsays, and are taken from the Audit Bureau of Circulation): The Star is in free fall: for the first time since before World War II, its daily circulation has fallen below 200,000 (the... [Read more...]

Kansas city star KANSAS CITY STAR-SNAP ALLIANCE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Respectable newspapers are expected to be objective, and not become the voice box of activist organizations. This is not true of the Kansas City Star; its relationship with SNAP (Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests) is incestuous. To take the latest example, on November 1, Judge James... [Read more...]

kansas-city-star-logo-175 KANSAS CITY STAR AND ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:  The SNAP-Star alliance against Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn is a natural: both are anti-Catholic. As evidence of SNAP’s bigotry, click here to read our report on its July conference. As for the Star, consider its infamous 1999 “survey” of priests. Twelve years... [Read more...]

Kansas City Star bldg. SUICIDE OF THE KANSAS CITY STAR

  Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Yesterday’s news release on the decision by the Kansas City Star to reject the ad I wrote [click here] exposing the phony victims’ group, SNAP, and its attack on Bishop Robert Finn, reached approximately 200 employees of the Star and about 300 media outlets in the Kansas... [Read more...]

Kansas city star KANSAS CITY STAR vs. CATHOLIC CHURCH

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: Almost two weeks ago, we contacted the Kansas City Star about running a full-page ad on Sunday, October 30. The ad is a critical statement about the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), and their attorney friend, Rebecca Randles. The ad was written because we strongly defend... [Read more...]

LEFT CRITICS OF JOHN JAY STUDY

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the critical reaction to the John Jay study of priestly sexual abuse: The left-wing attack on the John Jay study proves once again that art critic Harold Rosenberg was exactly right to say that liberals represent a “herd of independent minds.” Ever since the New York Times criticized the... [Read more...]

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