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AP STUDY OF ACCUSED PRIESTS DESERVES AN “F”

By |2019-10-07T12:38:14+00:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an Associated Press (AP) study of accused priests who are no longer in ministry: The AP study of former priests who were credibly accused of sexual misconduct reeks of duplicity, and worse. The nine-month investigation found nearly 1,700 "priests and other clergy members that the Roman Catholic Church considers [...]

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LOUSY PIECE OF JOURNALISM FROM CRUX

By |2019-10-07T12:38:09+00:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue calls out the Catholic news media outlet Crux: Christopher White, a Crux correspondent, can't even spell my name right, but his more serious delinquencies entail what he wrote about me in a news story on the Amazon synod. He correctly says that I pointed out that the bishops have a dilemma [...]

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USA TODAY SLAMS CHURCH FOR DEFENDING ITSELF

By |2019-10-04T12:55:44+00:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on an article posted October 2 on the website of USA TODAY on priestly sexual abuse: Marisa Kwiatkowski is a young reporter for USA TODAY. Her colleague, John Kelly, is a middle-age reporter. For the sake of argument, let's say they are both much older, in their late sixties. Let's [...]

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AMAZON SYNOD FACES REAL DILEMMAS

By |2019-10-16T20:12:13+00:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the upcoming Amazon synod: The upcoming Amazon Synod of Bishops, October 6-27, has generated a lot of controversy, much of it dealing with the prospect of "married men of virtue" in the Amazon region being ordained as priests. That, and much more, is discussed in the synod's working document. [...]

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CARDINAL PELL AND BRETT KAVANAUGH; TWO DEFAMED CATHOLICS

By |2019-09-30T16:29:24+00:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the defamation of two prominent Catholics: In some quarters, George Cardinal Pell and Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh are both seen as sexual predators, deserving of imprisonment and impeachment, respectively. The Catholic League stands behind both the Australian cleric and the American judge: they have been maliciously defamed and [...]

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MICHIGAN AG NESSEL SLAPPED DOWN BY JUDGE

By |2019-09-30T12:35:15+00:00September 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a federal court ruling in Michigan: A federal district court judge in Michigan has upheld the religious freedom of a Catholic foster care and adoption agency, while calling out the "religious targeting" engaged in by Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel. At issue is whether faith-based foster care and adoption [...]

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DUKE-UNC MIDDLE EAST COURSE UNDER FIRE

By |2019-09-27T12:31:52+00:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on why the Trump administration is on the offensive over a college course: Duke University and the University of North Carolina receive federal funding for a joint Middle East studies course. The Trump administration has threatened to withdraw the grant because the universities have violated the rules of the agreement. [...]

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AMICUS BRIEF FILED IN PA CHURCH CASE

By |2019-09-25T14:40:45+00:00September 25th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a court case in Pennsylvania: On September 24, the Catholic League filed an amicus curiae brief with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in support of the Diocese of Altoona-Johnstown's appeal of the badly flawed decision in Rice v. Altoona-Johnstown, et al. (No. 325 WAL 2019). We are being represented by [...]

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SEXUAL MISCONDUCT IN SEMINARIES IS RARE

By |2019-09-25T12:30:06+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a new study on American seminarians: In a joint effort by researchers at the University of Notre Dame's McGrath Institute for Church Life and the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate at Georgetown University, a study of U.S. seminarians found that six percent have experienced some form of [...]

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COLUMBIA WELCOMES ANTI-SEMITE

By |2019-09-25T12:29:56+00:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Columbia University welcoming an anti-Semite: Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad will speak at Columbia University on September 25. He is not shy about using anti-Semitic slurs to attack Jews (calling them "hook-nosed"). Worse, he argues that "Jews rule the world by proxy." Columbia has a track record of welcoming [...]

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