phony petition PHONY PETITION v. BISHOP FINN

Bill Donohue comments on a petition drive against Bishop Robert Finn of the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph: Approximately 100,000 persons have signed a petition demanding the resignation of Bishop Robert Finn. It’s a phony exercise. The petition is found on the website of change.org, home to mostly left-wing activists. Anyone can sign it—you... [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...]

Ed Koch and the Pope ED KOCH PUSHES CATHOLIC-JEWISH TIES

Last week, former New York City Mayor Ed Koch spoke at a Jewish event in New York where he promoted strong Catholic-Jewish ties. “We’re 13 million Jews in the whole world—less than one-tenth of 1 percent. And we need allies. The best ally we can have is the Catholic Church.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed Mayor Koch’s comments... [Read more...]

Jay leno JAY LENO GOES BACK TO SEWER

In last night’s monologue, Jay Leno commented on an auxiliary bishop from Los Angeles who recently stepped down after admitting he fathered two children. After explaining what happened, Leno said, “I thought bishops could only move diagonally. I didn’t know they could move up and down.” When making these remarks, Leno gestured with his hands,... [Read more...]

MAUREEN DOWD’S PAROCHIALISM

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to yesterday’s article by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd:    New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan, like most Americans, and like most people throughout the history of the world, thinks marriage should be reserved for the only two people capable of rendering a family, namely a man and a woman.... [Read more...]

THE SHAMELESS NEW YORK TIMES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue responds to today’s New York Times editorial, “More Shame”:   The editorial says, “The Roman Catholic Church in this country has promised accountability and justice for children sexually abused by priests. We fear it has a long way to go.” Wrong: no religious or secular institution... [Read more...]

WOMEN’S ORDINATION AND THE NEW YORK TIMES

On Saturday, the Catholic Church was the subject of a critical editorial in the New York Times, and yesterday, columnist Maureen Dowd joined the attack. At issue is a recent set of Vatican norms. Catholic League president Bill Donohue addressed their concerns today: On July 15, the Vatican released new norms that were divided into 31 articles. The New... [Read more...]

NEW YORK TIMES GETS VINDICTIVE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an editorial in yesterday’s New York Times, “Justice for Child Abuse Victims,” that criticizes the Catholic Church: The New York Times says “The Catholic Church is working against the interests of child abuse victims in state legislatures around the country,” citing as... [Read more...]

EDITORIAL CREEP MARKS NEW YORK TIMES

Catholic League president Bill Donohue points to an article in today’s New York Times as an example of its tendency to allow editorial commentary to creep into its hard news stories: Rachel Donadio wonders whether the Vatican “will confront the failures in church leadership that allowed sexual abuse to go unpunished.” She adds that... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS OF CHILD RAPE

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a front-page news story in today’s New York Times on the problem of child sexual abuse: Reporter Paul Vitello shows the shocking extent of child sexual abuse in Brooklyn’s Orthodox Jewish community. He also details the cover-ups that have long been aided and abetted by law enforcement. Where have... [Read more...]

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