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Catholic League calls for states to investigate public schools

By |2018-09-17T18:01:22+00:00September 12th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Springfield News-Leader): A group of U.S. Catholics wants all 50 states to investigate public schools for sexual abuse of minors, according to an open letter by the group's president made public Wednesday morning. In his letter to state attorneys general, William Donohue with the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights wrote that the recent [...]

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Atheists Urge People to Quit Catholic Church Over Sex Abuse Scandal; Catholic League Warns Believers Are ‘Being Played‘

By |2018-09-10T20:43:30+00:00September 9th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Essex Caller): Some Catholic Church defenders, such as Catholic League President Bill Donohue, have insisted throughout the scandal that church reforms are working. “No entity in America today, private or public, has more institutionalized mechanisms in place to check for the sexual abuse of minors than the Catholic Church,” Donohue said. He [...]

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Bishop Scharfenberger asks for review of church’s records on sexual abuse cases

By |2018-09-07T18:38:28+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Daily Gazette): Bishop Edward B. Scharfenberger of the Albany Roman Catholic Diocese has invited Albany District Attorney David Soares to review the diocese's records on sex abuse cases. The letter from Scharfenberger came out on the same day state Attorney General Barbara D. Underwood announced her office has established a hotline and online complaint [...]

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Catholic League cries foul amid civil church investigation

By |2018-09-07T18:14:02+00:00September 7th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Staten Island Advance): The president of the Catholic League accused New York's attorney general of discrimination in a harshly-worded letter Thursday, questioning the fairness of subpoenaing only Catholics as part of the new civil investigation into sexual abuse charges. "Your decision to launch a grand jury investigation of Catholic diocese - to [...]

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Officials: NY Catholic dioceses subpoenaed in sex abuse investigation

By |2018-09-06T21:06:50+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Newsday): William Donohue, president of the Manhattan-based Catholic League, said Underwood was singling out the Catholic Church and not investigating other institutions. The move "is manifestly unjust and indefensible," Donohue said in a letter to Underwood. "Are you saying that the sexual abuse of minors is peculiar to Catholic institutions?" READ MORE HERE

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Accused Priests: Innocent Until Proven Guilty

By |2018-09-06T21:01:55+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (The New American): William Donohue, a noted authority on clerical sexual abuse who leads the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, pointed out that "prior to 1985, it was the parents of the abused who reported molestation." Since then, most accusations come from adults who say they were abused as children. Along with the rise [...]

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U.S. Bishop: Homosexual Abuse of Youth is a ‘Wickedness’ That ‘Should Be Hated With a Perfect Hatred’

By |2018-09-06T20:55:47+00:00August 31st, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (CNS News): As documented in the John Jay Report on sexual abuse in the Catholic Church from 1950 to 2002, less than 5% of the predators were pedophiles. In fact, 81% of the victims were male and 78% were post-pubescent, "meaning that homosexuality -- not heterosexuality or pedophilia -- was in play," said Catholic League [...]

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Catholic League criticises ‘moral panic’ surrounding clergy sex abuse cases

By |2018-09-04T20:35:49+00:00August 30th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Irish Post): A Leading Catholic civil rights organisation has hit out at the media coverage of the Pennsylvania grand jury's report detailing hundreds of alleged cases of Catholic Church leaders sexually abusing children. Bill Donohue, the president of the Catholic League, released a statement criticising the "moral panic" surrounding the Church. READ MORE HERE [...]

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Theologians, Lay Leaders Call for ‘Collective Resignation’ of U.S. Bishops

By |2018-08-20T18:19:39+00:00August 20th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Breitbart): More than 700 educators and Catholic lay leaders have written an open letter urging the United States bishops to tender their collective resignation to Pope Francis in the wake of a string of scandals related to clerical sex abuse. The letter references a recent Pennsylvania grand jury report that alleges not only clerical [...]

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