Archbishop Chaput ARCHBISHOP CHAPUT ALREADY DRAWING FLAK

Below is a statement by Catholic League president Bill Donohue: The new Archbishop of Philadelphia, Charles Chaput, hasn’t been in office one week and already he is drawing flak from dissidents. On September 8, the day of Archbishop Chaput’s installation, Robert Hoatson was protesting the event outside the Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul.... [Read more...]

LYING ABOUT PRIESTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue notes recent lies about priests: It has been said that Fr. Mychal Judge, the first of the First Responders to die on 9/11, was gay. Not everyone agrees. No matter, even those who allege that Judge was gay say he kept his sexual orientation private, disclosing it to only a few friends. Fr. Brian Jordan, for instance,... [Read more...]

BISHOPS BLASTED OVER GAY MARRIAGE

Responding to growing attacks on Catholic bishops over the issue of same-sex marriage is Catholic League president Bill Donohue:   The passage of a same-sex marriage bill in New York, over the objections of the Catholic hierarchy, has led to a storm of criticism of the state’s bishops. The most extreme condemnation comes from a July 5 editorial... [Read more...]

“NASTY THOUGHTS” OF MICHAEL SEAN WINTERS

On the website of the National Catholic Reporter, Michael Sean Winters says he had the following “nasty thought” today: “Where is Bill Donohue When You Need Him?” This is in reference to Donohue’s silence in the wake of Father Robert Sirico’s recent article on Ayn Rand, and her fictional character in Atlas Shrugged,... [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...]

FABRICATING OPPOSITION TO JOHN PAUL II

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the reaction to the beatification of Pope John Paul II on May 1:   The worldwide reaction to the beatification of John Paul II, from all quarters, is overwhelmingly enthusiastic. But one would never know this if one’s bible were the New York Times. Today, it reported that the beatification “has... [Read more...]

SPINNING THE ABUSE REPORT

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on how some are reacting to the clergy abuse report issued yesterday by the bishops:   “New Sex Abuse Allegations Down Slightly in 2010″ was the main headline in the Catholic News Service (CNS) story, but the National Catholic Reporter wasn’t happy with this positive connotation. Ergo,... [Read more...]

NEWS FLASH: PRIESTS HAVE RIGHTS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent attacks on the rights of priests:   In an editorial that is pure boilerplate, the Seattle Times said yesterday that 37 priests in the Philadelphia archdiocese have been allowed to continue in ministry despite a finding of sexual misconduct by a grand jury. But the grand jury did not find anyone... [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...]

UNSEEMLY ATTACK ON FATHER SIRICO

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to an article posted on the website of today’s National Catholic Reporter by Michael Sean Winters that is highly critical of Father Robert Sirico, president of the Acton Institute: Let me first acknowledge that I consider Father Robert Sirico to be a great priest and a great friend. Anyone who knows... [Read more...]

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