Essay

THE LEGACY OF “BILLY DOE”

By |2019-01-31T20:12:58+00:00January 31st, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Ralph Cipriano With the Catholic Church under legal assault by prosecutors in 14 states, the case of a former Philadelphia altar boy dubbed "Billy Doe" serves as a cautionary tale that not every priest accused of sex abuse is automatically guilty. The case also shows that crusading prosecutors don't always play by the rules. And that [...]

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BEHIND “60 MINUTES” SHOW ON BISHOP MALONE

By |2019-01-31T19:52:56+00:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Buffalo Bishop Richard J. Malone was the subject of a recent edition of "60 Minutes." But there was more to this story than what the CBS show aired. None of the parties to this story came to the table with their hands clean. Bishop Malone has admitted making bad decisions, but he maintains that [...]

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THE ENEMY WITHIN

By |2018-10-23T17:59:05+00:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

The following is an excerpt from an August 19, 2018 homily given at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal, Minnesota by Fr. Robert Altier. In the last couple of weeks, we have heard some pretty unfortunate things. A cardinal of the Church who abused children and young men, and now in Pennsylvania the grand jury [...]

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PENNSYLVANIA GRAND JURY REPORT DEBUNKED

By |2018-11-29T13:42:30+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Unlike most commentators and reporters, I have read most of the Pennsylvania grand jury report. The purpose of this statement is to debunk many of the myths, and indeed lies, that mar the report and/or interpretations of it. Myth: Over 300 priests were found guilty of preying on youngsters in Pennsylvania. Fact: No one [...]

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ARE RELIGIOUS GAYS SUICIDAL?

By |2018-07-03T16:11:08+00:00June 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Four researchers with Ph.D.s have published an article in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine titled, "Association of Religiosity With Sexual Minority Suicide Ideation and Attempt." It seeks to determine the effects of religion on suicidal ideas and attempts at suicide. The data were culled from a larger study, one taken in 2011 by [...]

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MAKING CATHOLIC HOSPITALS ILLEGAL

By |2018-04-26T15:50:29+00:00April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue A recent editorial in the New York Times posited a conflict between religion and healthcare, abortion being the main focus. "Freedom of religion is essential—and so is access to health care," it says. It should have stopped there. Instead, the editorial said that "Current law tries to accommodate both, but the far right has [...]

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“JERRY SPRINGER: THE OPERA”

By |2018-01-30T20:26:56+00:00January 30th, 2018|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue "Jerry Springer: The Opera" debuted in 2002 at the Edinburgh Festival, and then moved to London's west end in 2003. After two years, it began a U.K. tour, which lasted another year. Then it was scheduled to run in New York in 2005. When I learned that the opera was coming to New York, [...]

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WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

By |2017-12-27T20:17:46+00:00December 27th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue Those waging war on the monuments—public celebrations of prominent Americans—assume that history is replete with good guys and bad guys; the good guys are those who stood up to injustice and the bad guys are responsible for it. The assumption is baseless. More typically, the good guys have had their fair share of flaws, [...]

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WAR ON MONUMENTS IS DRIVEN BY HATE

By |2017-11-28T15:44:40+00:00November 28th, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|

Bill Donohue Those waging war on the monuments—public celebrations of prominent Americans—assume that history is replete with good guys and bad guys; the good guys are those who stood up to injustice and the bad guys are responsible for it. The assumption is baseless. More typically, the good guys have had their fair share of flaws, [...]

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HARVEY WEINSTEIN vs. BILL DONOHUE

By |2017-11-21T21:09:12+00:00November 21st, 2017|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

Bill Donohue For over two decades, Harvey Weinstein and I have been at war with each other. It started in 1995 when Miramax released the anti-Catholic movie, "Priest." Miramax was the creation of the two Weinstein brothers, Bob and Harvey; the parent company was Disney. I was president of the Catholic League for only two years [...]

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