BOMBSHELL REPORT ON SNAP; VICTIMS’ LOBBY EXPOSED

Catalyst September Issue 2011, Front Page

For many years, the plight of alleged victims of priestly sexual abuse have had as their unofficial spokesperson a group called the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, more commonly known as SNAP. The Catholic League has had good reasons to question their motives, and now we have convincing evidence proving we were right all along. At a recent... [Read more...]

9/11 REMEMBERED

Catalyst September Issue 2011, Front Page

We went to press before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, but the contrast between the Catholic League and its foes was plain to see even before the commemorations began. Bill Donohue taped a short, 30-second statement over the summer to be aired on Sunday, September 11. Ours, obviously, is a positive commentary. Just as predictable was the early salvo... [Read more...]

WHY WE EXPOSED SNAP

Catalyst September Issue 2011, From The President's Desk

FROM THE PRESIDENT’S DESK  William Donohue Last spring, I read that the Survivors Network for those Abused by Priests (SNAP) was going to hold a national conference in the nation’s Capitol the weekend after July 4th. It occurred to me how valuable it would be if we learned first-hand what they really think about the Catholic Church. But I am recognizable,... [Read more...]

THE TRUTH ABOUT SNAP: The Real Agenda of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests

Catalyst September Issue 2011, Essay

The following is an excerpt from the “SNAP Exposed” report; the complete report on the July 8-10 conference in D.C. is available online at catholicleague.org. There were approximately 110-130 people in attendance. All  were white and approximately 60% were female (one male wore a Voice of the Faithful T-shirt). The ages ranged from about 40-75;... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN LIBELED BY SNAP

Catalyst September Issue 2011

In August a story broke about an elderly priest in New York who was arrested for a sexual infraction. In predictable fashion the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP) reacted by libeling New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan. When a 16-year-old girl began working in a Bronx parish on a recent Saturday, she claimed she was inappropriately touched... [Read more...]

SNAP STANDS BY CHILD PORN BUDDY

Catalyst September Issue 2011

We recently learned that despite what SNAP might say about priests accused of sexual crimes, the unscrupulous group has no problem standing by its friends who have been convicted on child pornography charges. In both the May and June editions of Catalyst, we featured articles on Dr. Steve Taylor a psychiatrist who has worked closely with SNAP and who... [Read more...]

BISHOPACCOUNTABILITY IS ANTI-PRIEST

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Bill Donohue recently sent a letter to Dr. Mary Jane Doherty,  head of the Archdiocese of Boston’s Review Board. Donohue was responding to a letter that BishopAccountability had sent Doherty, asking her to disclose the names of priests accused in the archdiocese, all of whom were reportedly dead. In his letter, Donohue noted that this issue has nothing... [Read more...]

GAY MARRIAGE AND RELIGIOUS RIGHTS

Catalyst September Issue 2011

Before homosexuals were given the right to marry in New York, the religious rights of those who conscientiously objected were being threatened. The threats came from two New York officials, both of whom identify themselves as Catholic: Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice. When Cuomo was asked about the right of clerks,... [Read more...]

BISHOPS BLASTED OVER GAY MARRIAGE

Catalyst September Issue 2011

The passage of the New York same-sex marriage bill, over the objections from the Catholic hierarchy, led to a storm of criticism of the state’s bishops. The most extreme condemnation came from an editorial in the National Catholic Reporter (NCR). The Catholic hierarchy, said NCR, “has lost most of its credibility with the wider culture on matters... [Read more...]

ARCHBISHOP DOLAN RAISES KEY MARITAL ISSUES

Catalyst September Issue 2011

In a recent blog entry, New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan noted that within days of the New York State legislature’s decision to affirm homosexual marriage, some enthusiasts had upped the ante, asking us to consider “nonmonogamy.” This was not a false alarm. When the U.S. Supreme Court rejected precedent and decided to invent a right to sodomy... [Read more...]

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