Catholic League president William Donohue responds today to an advertisement that was recently run in the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“Because a tiny minority of Catholic priests have molested young persons, anti-Catholic bigots are having a field day: they think they’ve been given a green light to bash Catholicism. Those who seek to exploit the scandal usually do so for ideological reasons, but there are others who are driven by greed. Consider the following ad that was placed in the A section of the Philadelphia Inquirer on October 5:
Legal Counsel To
VICTIMS OF PRIEST SEXUAL ABUSE
“Printed below the headline is the contact information. The law firm is Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Schleifer, Weinstein & Winkler.
“The law firm, which is one of those infamous slip-and-fall types, is shameless. So is the Philadelphia Inquirer for running the ad. It is not likely that it would run an ad asking public school students who have been sexually abused by their teachers to contact them. But when it comes to priests, the usual ethical precepts no longer apply.”