Boston Fireworks VICTIMS’ LOBBY TO MEET IN BOSTON

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows: The professional victims’ lobby is meeting in Boston this weekend for the “10th Anniversary Celebration & Conference.” Shamelessly, they are “celebrating” the 10th anniversary of media reports on the Boston clergy sexual abuse scandal. The speakers have quite a resume. We know... [Read more...]

clohessy dorris 2 SNAP HAS SNAPPED

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), David Clohessy, and its outreach director, Barbara Dorris: Yesterday I said, “[David] Clohessy never tires of lecturing the Catholic Church on the need for transparency, yet when he is in the hot seat he rebels.” I was referring... [Read more...]

David Clohessy SNAP HONCHO IN A SNIT

Yesterday, the director of the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests (SNAP), David Clohessy, was deposed in St. Louis regarding allegations that he issued news releases based on information contained in legal documents from attorney Rebecca Randles; those documents were subjected to a gag order last August by Jackson County, Missouri Circuit... [Read more...]

Rebecca Randles NEW KC DIOCESE LAWSUIT REEKS

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest lawsuit by Rebecca Randles against the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph: After disturbing, but not pornographic, pictures of young girls were found on the computer of Fr. Shawn Ratigan last December, and after his attempted suicide and diagnosis by a psychiatrist, he was ordered by the Diocese... [Read more...]

MORE CORRUPTION AT THE KC STAR

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest news article by Kansas City Star reporters Judy L. Thomas and Glenn E. Rice on the story involving Fr. Shawn Ratigan: The Kansas City Star’s latest hit on the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph is both contrived and dishonest. It is contrived because the dirt it alleges to have found... [Read more...]

David Clohessy BISHOP FINN AGREES TO OVERSIGHT TERMS

Kansas City-St. Joseph Bishop Robert Finn has agreed to meet on a monthly basis with Clay County prosecutor Daniel White to discuss any potential cases involving the sexual abuse of minors; this will be ongoing for five years. In return, he will not face prosecution on a misdemeanor regarding the behavior of Fr. Shawn Ratigan, who was under his employ. Still... [Read more...]

Bill Donohue KANSAS CITY CATHOLIC GROUPS SENT KC STAR AD

Catholic League president Bill Donohue speaks to the latest developments regarding its battle with the Kansas City Star: Yesterday, I was joined by Catholic League staff members and scores of Catholics from Kansas City (we never contacted any of them—they showed up after reading our news release on the event) at a press conference outside the Kansas... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE ARRIVES IN KC, MISSOURI

The president of the Catholic League, Bill Donohue, along with Vice President Bernadette Brady and staff members Don Lauer and Alex Mejia, are holding a press conference today at 11:00 a.m. in front of the Kansas City Star (at the corner of Truman and McGee). The purpose of the press conference is to expose the anti-Catholic agenda of the three parties... [Read more...]

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...]

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