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Prominent local Catholics demand reforms to Buffalo Diocese

By |2018-11-02T16:46:44+00:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Buffalo News): Several prominent Catholics angry about the Buffalo Diocese’s ongoing clergy sex abuse scandal announced Thursday they have started an effort to reform the diocese’s governance structure and restore trust with the area’s 600,000 Catholics. Also Thursday, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, an advocacy group based in New [...]

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Prepare to be offended this Halloween

By |2018-10-30T14:39:03+00:00October 27th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (New York Post): Earlier this month, the costume company Yandy gathered members of the media at the Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District to unveil its newest offerings for Halloween. On display was a purple-haired mermaid, a sexy Northern Queen from “Game of Thrones” and a scantily clad pope modeled off Rihanna’s [...]

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Catholic League President Accuses NBC of ‘Phony Outcry’ Over Megyn Kelly ‘Blackface’ Comments

By |2018-10-30T14:48:01+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (The Wrap): Bill Donahue says Seth Meyers and Jay Leno make jokes at the expense of Catholic priests. Donahue called out what he perceived to be a double standard at NBC in a lengthy statement on Friday. “Megyn Kelly was obviously not dropped by NBC because all the executives and hosts who [...]

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Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation

By |2018-10-17T17:43:22+00:00October 12th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Associated Press): Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of the archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Donald Wuerl, after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. But in a letter released by Wuerl's office, Francis asked Wuerl to stay on temporarily [...]

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Washington Supreme Court tosses out state’s death penalty

By |2018-10-17T16:15:42+00:00October 11th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (The Spokesman-Review): Washington’s death penalty was struck down Thursday by the state’s highest court, which said the law is applied arbitrarily and in a racially biased manner. But it was criticized by the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights because Washington still has legalized abortion. READ MORE HERE

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Catholic League President Calls ‘South Park’ Creators ‘Cowards’ Over ‘A Boy and a Priest’ Episode

By |2018-10-04T20:28:24+00:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (The Wrap): Not everyone was laughing at Wednesday’s new “South Park” episode, “A Boy and a Priest,” which took on child molestation within the Catholic Church. The Catholic League called the creators of the Comedy Central animated series “cowards” for their take on the topic. READ MORE HERE

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Catholic League accuses Attorney General Shapiro of fanning “flames of contempt” for the church

By |2018-09-24T17:26:32+00:00September 22nd, 2018|Categories: In the News|

Bill In The News (Morning Call): In a court filing Friday, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights called the recent Pennsylvania grand jury investigation into the sexual abuse of children by priests “government-sanctioned religion-based targeting” that “violates the rights of Catholics.” While acknowledging that child sex abuse should be investigated, the Catholic League claims [...]

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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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