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  • The Catholic League on the Catholic Church's Sex Abuse Scandal

    09/13/2018 3:15:49 PM PDT · by jcpryor · 1 replies
    The Chris Pryor Show ^ | 9/13/2018 | Chris Pryor
    Rick Hinshaw is the Communications Director for the Catholic League. Rick joins the show to discuss the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal and other political threats facing the Church.
  • Scapegoating Cardinal Wuerl

    09/13/2018 7:12:03 AM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 76 replies
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on recent criticisms of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington: It is one thing for the laity to be angry about recent revelations regarding former cardinal Theodore McCarrick, and the Pennsylvania grand jury report on molesting priests (which is riddled with lies), it is quite another to allow emotion, not reason, to guide one’s perspective on these twin scandals. Yet that is what is happening. The most angry comments are directed at Cardinal Donald Wuerl, Archbishop of Washington: He is being blamed for the twin scandals. This is patently unfair—there is no basis for...
  • Pennsylvania Grand Jury Report Debunked

    09/13/2018 7:06:20 AM PDT · by Aunt Polgara · 21 replies
    Catholic League ^ | 8/16/18 | Bill Donahue
    Unlike most commentators and reporters, I [Bill Donahue] 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 was found guilty of anything. Yet that didn’t stop CBS from saying “300 ‘predator priests’ abused more than 1,000 children over a period of 70 years.” These are all accusations, most of which were never verified by either the grand jury or the dioceses....
  • Kudos to Evangelicals

    08/30/2017 11:39:03 AM PDT · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 08/29/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on a statement issued by evangelical leaders August 29: The Catholic League has a long history of mutual cooperation with evangelical Christians on a host of cultural issues. In that spirit, we condemn the unfair attacks against the statement on marriage, family and sexuality that was signed by more than 150 evangelical leaders following their conference in Nashville last week. “Hateful,” “homophobic,” “anti-LGBT” are among the hysterical condemnations of the statement flying around print, broadcast and social media. But the statement is none of those things. While restating long-held Christian teaching that marriage is...
  • SNAP FOUNDER QUITS IN DISGRACE

    02/06/2017 1:44:20 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 02/06/2017 | Bill Donohue
    Blaine announced her resignation over the weekend. She quit in disgrace, as did the executive director, David Clohessy, who packed it in less than two weeks ago. Both Clohessy and Blaine tried to put a happy face on their departure—which effectively kills SNAP—but no one believes them. Clohessy said his decision had nothing to do with the devastating lawsuit brought against SNAP by a former employee, Gretchen Rachel Hammond. Blaine echoed the same line, saying the lawsuit “had absolutely no bearing on my leaving.” Clohessy listed “fatigue” as his reason for quitting, saying he wanted to do something “less stressful.”...
  • MARCH FOR LIFE SCARES DEATH INDUSTRY

    01/28/2017 4:43:25 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 5 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 01/26/2017 | Bill Donohue
    The death industry, led by Planned Parenthood and NARAL, was a major presence at last week’s Women’s March on Washington. Their idea of women’s rights is fixated on abortion and lesbians (as well as those unsure what sex they are). Thus, they have little in common with most women. President Trump will appoint a Supreme Court justice next week, one who is sure to understand that the most pressing civil rights of our time is the right to life. He has already signed an executive order reinstating the “Mexico City Policy”; it bans federal funding to international groups that perform...
  • HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

    11/28/2016 5:02:34 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 12 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 11/28/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a “100% Organic” seal on it. This depiction is more trendy than it is offensive. A gun-rights activist in Columbia, South Carolina has hijacked Christmas to make his case defending the Second Amendment. It is the work...
  • HIJACKING CHRISTMAS TURNS UGLY

    11/28/2016 1:34:36 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 29 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org/58078-2/ ^ | 11/28/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Those who want a new twist on the traditional crèche can buy a 10-piece Hipster Nativity scene that features Joseph sporting a lumberjack beard taking a selfie; baby Jesus and a peace-flashing Mary, holding a Starbucks cup, are included. The three wise men show up on Segways holding Amazon boxes full of presents; there is also a cow draped in a sweater with a “100% Organic” seal on it. A gun-rights activist in Columbia, South Carolina has hijacked Christmas to make his case defending the Second Amendment. It is the work of the Palmetto State Armory. Billboards are being displayed...
  • MICROSOFT’S LGBT CHRISTMAS AD

    12/09/2016 3:49:04 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 59 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/09/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Ask any schoolboy what the meaning of Christmas is, and he will say it celebrates the birth of Jesus. Ask the ideologues at Microsoft, and they will say it means whatever their politics dictate. This year it represents an opportunity to exploit Christmas by pushing the LGBT agenda. Microsoft has released a TV ad, “Art of Harmony,” that is laden with Christmas overtones, yet absent of Christian content. “This holiday season we brought together a group of people who are making a difference in the world,” the ad says. It does not say what holiday is being observed, though we...
  • CENSORING AND NEUTERING CHRISTMAS

    12/01/2016 12:11:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 15 replies
    http://www.catholicleague.org ^ | 12/01/2016 | Bill Donohue
    Secularists are not necessarily anti-Christmas, but the radicals in their ranks are. At the top of the list is FFRF. Its tactics are twofold: If religious Christmas symbols and events cannot be banned, secular symbols and events must compete with them. Consider the following. For many years, the northern Michigan town of Menominee has displayed a nativity scene on public property. It was taken down this year after a complaint by FFRF. Chicago’s Daley Square has long been host to a life-size nativity scene, and in recent years that spot has been shared with a display by FFRF: it is...
  • The Clinton attack on the Catholic Church (*Podesta-Soros* connection)

    10/14/2016 6:55:45 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 12 replies
    19th Ward Chicago ^ | October 13, 2016
    CATHOLIC LEAGUE'S Bill Donahue Calls for CLINTON CAMPAIGN MANAGER to RESIGN The latest Wikileaks emails dropped reveals that George Soros and John Podesta have worked together to establish left wing Catholic groups - thus provoking the Catholic League's Bill Donahue to call for Hillary Clinton's campaign manager to resign immediately. Donahue writes and posted on the Catholic League's website Wednesday: Yesterday, I stopped short of asking Hillary Clinton to fire John Podesta, her campaign chairman. In light of the latest Wikileaks revelations, she has no choice but to cut all ties with this man. The man is hell bent on...
  • Follow Trump's Money to Moscow

    12/27/2015 1:29:43 PM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 172 replies
    Renew America ^ | December 25, 2015 | Cliff Kincaid
    The phrase "follow the money" is supposed to help explain human behavior, especially in politics. So why has Donald Trump embraced Russian President Vladimir Putin? Why has he denied the evidence of Putin's killing of Russian journalists and dissidents? A savvy businessman, Trump is certainly not dumb. There must be something else to it. Reports dating back to 1987, during the time of the old Soviet Union, reveal that Trump has been seeking business in Russia and attempting to build a "Russian Trump Tower" in Moscow and perhaps other Russian cities. At this particular time in history, with Putin's cronies...
  • Bill Donohue's Moral Equivalence (catholic Caucus)

    01/08/2015 2:50:42 PM PST · by NYer · 62 replies
    CREAtive Minority Reporta ^ | January 8, 2015 | PATRICK ARCHBOLD
    Increasingly, the Catholic League's Bill Donohue is less a defender of Catholicism and more a defender of the sycophantic whims of his patrons. First was his shameful defense of the St. Patrick's Gay Parade. Now his absurd moral equivalence with regard to yesterday's Islamo-nazi shooting massacre at Charlie Hebdo. Here is the key part of his statement. Killing in response to insult, no matter how gross, must be unequivocally condemned. That is why what happened in Paris cannot be tolerated. But neither should we tolerate the kind of intolerance that provoked this violent reaction. While he perfunctorily condemns the killing,...
  • CHARLIE HEBDO PERVERTS FREEDOM [Catholic League's ill-timed diatribe vs. Charlie Hebdo]

    01/08/2015 5:01:11 PM PST · by Colofornian · 58 replies
    Catholic League ^ | Jan. 8, 2015 | Bill Donohue
    Bill Donohue comments on reactions to his news release from yesterday [click here] on the murder of 12 people in Paris: Being misrepresented is commonplace for public figures. Sometimes it reflects an honest misreading; other times it is a willful distortion. I don’t have the time now to address all of these instances, but I am hardly going to run from my position. My position is this: the murderers are fully responsible for what they did and should be treated with the full force of the law. Nothing justifies the killing of these people. But this is not the whole...
  • After Charlie Hebdo attack, U.S. Catholic group says cartoonists ‘provoked’ slaughter

    01/08/2015 7:43:14 AM PST · by Kevin C · 319 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | 1/7/2015 | Ishaan Tharoor
    In the aftermath of the deadly assault on the offices of Charlie Hebdo, a French satirical newspaper, much of the world has rallied in solidarity with the publication, its irreverent cartoonists and their right to free speech. But not everyone is so supportive. Bill Donohue, president of the Catholic League, a U.S. organization that "defends the rights of Catholics," issued a statement titled "Muslims are right to be angry." In it, Donohue criticized the publication's history of offending the world's religiously devout, including non-Muslims. The murdered Charlie Hebdo editor Stephane Charbonnier "didn’t understand the role he played in his [own]...
  • Catholic League president says ‘Muslims are right to be angry’; Charlie Hebdo's publisher played…

    01/07/2015 8:47:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 72 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Wednesday, January 7, 2015, 6:36 PM | Nina Golgowski
    If anyone’s to blame for the execution-style murder of a dozen people at a French satirical magazine, the Catholic League’s president says it’s the paper's slain publisher. In a stunning article titled ’Muslims Are Right to be Angry,” Bill Donohue blasted Charlie Hebdo’s “intolerance” for repeatedly depicting and insulting religious figures which he said provoked Wednesday's mass shooting at their Paris office. Donohue, whose New York City-based conservative organization is not part of the Catholic Church, said “it is too bad” that Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, “didn't understand the role he played in his tragic death.” …
  • Catholic League bowing out of St. Patrick’s parade (NYC)

    09/11/2014 2:04:06 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 11, 2014 2:59 PM EDT | Karen Matthews
    The Catholic League said Thursday that it will sit out next year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade in New York because event organizers aren’t letting an anti-abortion group march. The group, formally known as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, has been marching for 20 years, said its president, Bill Donohue. …
  • Are Catholic conservatives turning on Cardinal Timothy Dolan?

    09/05/2014 9:28:41 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 55 replies
    http://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | David Gibson
    NEW YORK — Cardinal Timothy Dolan’s positive reaction to this week’s decision by organizers of New York’s annual St. Patrick’s Day parade to allow gay groups to march under their own banners initially drew charitable responses in many Catholic Church circles. But it didn’t take long for conservative church critics to turn. After initially signaling his grudging acceptance, William Donohue of the Catholic League came back with a revised view when he realized that more than one gay group could be allowed to march in the future.
  • 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

    04/06/2014 5:46:46 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Catholic League ^ | April 5, 2014 | Bill Donohue
    PREFACE 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM We had another roller-coaster ride in 2013, witnessing many impressive victories, and enduring some recalcitrant anti-Catholic offenders. As usual, we were forced to move quickly, jumping from one fire to another. But that’s the fun part of working here: we never have a dull moment; we must constantly keep on our toes. Many of the veteran staff... [Read more...] EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 2013 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM The biggest Catholic story of 2013 was seeing Pope Benedict XVI pass the baton to Pope Francis. Our new pontiff wasted no time becoming a media superstar, and by...
  • Catholic League's Bill Donohue Won't Be Marching in NY Gay Parade With 'Straight Is Great' Banner

    03/22/2014 11:32:36 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 32 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 03/22/2014 | Stoyan Zaimov
    Catholic League President Bill Donohue said that he will not be marching in New York City's gay pride parade with a "straight is great" banner as he initially requested, after objecting to the organizers' rules. "For the past few days I have been engaged in an e-mail conversation with officials from the Heritage of Pride parade, New York's annual gay event; the dialogue has been cordial. I asked to join the parade under a banner that would read, "Straight is Great." The purpose of my request was to see just how far they would go without forcing me to abide...