Tag Archives: Catholic Church

FRANCE: Cardinal Suspends Four Pedophile Priests

Reuters reports: The Roman Catholic cardinal-archbishop of Lyon said on Thursday he had suspended four priests accused of paedophile activities and said their cases were known to French judicial authorities. Cardinal Philippe Barbarin said in a statement that the four had been working in the Lyon region in central France but gave no further details about them. He also said ...

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Bill Donohue Melts Down Over Pope’s Call For Apology To Gays: They Should Apologize To ME [VIDEO]

Mediaite recaps: When CNN’s Chris Cuomo opened up his interview on Tuesday morning with Bill Donohue, the President of the Catholic League, it seemed likely that Donohue would at least somewhat echo the sentiments of the Pope. Not quite. “Do you feel like apologizing to the LGBT community?” said Cuomo. “No,” said Donohue. “As a matter of fact, I want ...

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Pope Francis: Christians Owe Gays An Apology

CNN reports: Pope Francis said Sunday that Christians owe apologies to gays and others who have been offended or exploited by the church, remarks that some Catholics hailed as a breakthrough in the church’s tone toward homosexuality. “I repeat what the Catechism of the Catholic Church says: that they must not be discriminated against, that they must be respected and ...

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HUMILIATION: Tens Turn Out For NOM’s Hate March

At this writing hate group leader Brian Brown is speaking to a crowd in the DOZENS for NOM’s fourth consecutive anti-gay marriage march. ThinkProgress reporter Zack Ford is tweeting out hilarious photos from the scene and some of those are embedded below. You may recall that last year’s march drew a paltry 3000 and that was before the Supreme Court ...

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Catholic Bishops Back NOM’s Hate March

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a statement urging Catholics to attend NOM’s anti-LGBT hate march this weekend. They write: On June 25, 2016, the day before the one year anniversary of the erroneous and unjust Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges, a rally and March for Marriage will be held in Washington, D.C. The event ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Celebrates “Victory” In Helping Block Bill To Reform Child Abuse Laws

The New York legislative session ended over the weekend without the approval of a bill that would have reformed child abuse laws. Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is taking credit. He writes: The bill was sold as justice for the victims of sexual abuse, when, in fact, it was a sham: the proposed legislation that failed to make it to ...

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BOMBSHELL: New York Pol Says Catholic Bishop Tried To Bribe Her To Drop Child Abuse Reform Support

Again from the New York Daily News: The head of the Catholic Church in Brooklyn offered a $5,000 bribe to an Albany politician in exchange for dropping her support for the reform of a state law preventing victims of child sexual abuse from seeking justice, the pol claimed Monday. Assemblywoman Margaret Markey, who has for a decade advocated for an ...

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Bill Donohue: The New York Daily News Hates Catholics

The New York Daily News has been absolutely relentless in blasting the Catholic Church for its dogged opposition to reforming child abuse laws. And as usual, Catholic League blowhard Bill Donohue is screaming. He writes today: The Daily News stooped to a new low yesterday when it assigned reporters to interview the faithful as they exited St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and ...

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NEW YORK CITY: Child Abuse Survivors March Across Brooklyn Bridge In Support Of Reform Bill

Yesterday openly gay New York state Sen. Brad Hoylman (white shirt) led a march across the Brooklyn Bridge in support of his bill to reform the statute of limitations on child abuse. From the New York Daily News: More than 200 advocates for reform of the state’s statute of limitations on claims of child sexual abuse marched across the Brooklyn ...

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Bill Donohue Vs The Daily News (Again)

The New York Daily News today continued its weeks-long campaign against the opposition to reforming New York’s statute of limitations on child abuse. As I’ve reported several times, leading the opposition is the Catholic Church, which has literally spent millions in lobbying against the reforms. Here’s how Catholic League president Bill Donohue responded this morning: The New York Daily News ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic Church Has Spent $2M Lobbying Against Reform Of Child Molestation Laws

Last month I reported that soon-to-be imprisoned former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver dropped his support for the reform of child molestation laws shortly after he began an adulterous affair with a lobbyist hired by the Catholic Church. Today the New York Daily News reports on how much the church has spent to oppose the proposed reforms. From their ...

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FRANCE: Homophobic Catholic Priest Accused Of Having Sex With Young Men Who Sought Ex-Gay Torture

Religion News Service reports: For years, seminaries and monasteries around France sent students and novices to Monsignor Tony Anatrella, a prominent French priest and therapist who has written disparagingly of gays, if their superiors decided the young men were struggling with homosexuality. Now Anatrella, who argues that gay men cannot be ordained as priests, is facing mounting allegations that he ...

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Top Vatican Cardinal Denounces “Demonic” Transgender Rights At National Catholic Prayer Breakfast [AUDIO]

From the pro-LGBT site Bondings 2.0: A top cardinal at the Vatican attacked transgender civil rights as “demonic” and compared marriage equality to “poison” during a speech before high-profile U.S. Catholics. Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship, keynoted the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning in Washington, D.C. His address about family and religious freedom ...

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Pope Francis: Catholic Public Officials Should Be Allowed To Opt-Out Of Performing Same-Sex Marriages

Liberty Counsel will be thrilled: Public officials who are Catholic should not be obliged to celebrate gay marriages or civil unions, Pope Francis said Tuesday, his first public remarks on the issue since same-sex partnerships were legalised in Italy last week. “Once a law is approved, the state should be respectful of consciences. Conscientious objection must be possible on all ...

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NEW YORK: Catholic League Runs Ad Opposing Bill To Lift Statute Of Limitations On Sexual Abuse

The Catholic League today published a full-page ad in the Albany Times-Union in opposition to a bill that would lift the statute of limitations on charging the perpetrators of sexual abuse against minors. According to the ad, the bill is part of a “hate-filled anti-Catholic agenda” promoted by “professional victims’ activists.” See the full ad below. The bill’s cosponsor is ...

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Anti-Gay Catholic Activist Michael Voris Confesses: I Used To Live A Sinful Life With Homosexual Men

Thanks in part to pressure from virulently anti-gay and comically bewigged Catholic activist Michael Voris, last week the Catholic Church fired its news service editor for tweeting against North Carolina’s hate law. Yesterday Voris posted a video on his website, Church Militant, in which he confesses that for most his thirties, he lived a sexually sinful life of “live-in relationships ...

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REPORT: Disgraced Former NY Assembly Speaker Had Affair With Lobbyist Hired By Catholic Church

As you’ll see, the affair is only the tip of the scandalous iceberg. Federal authorities yesterday unsealed records which show that disgraced former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver had affairs with two women, one of whom is a former aide turned lobbyist who was hired by the Catholic Church to pressure legislators against a bill that would have extended ...

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Bernie Sanders Meets The Pope [VIDEO]

NBC News reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders met with Pope Francis in the Vatican on Saturday, calling the short visit an “honor and a joy.” “Today certainly was the highlight of the trip,” Sanders told NBC News of his 6 a.m. (midnight ET) meeting with the pontiff outside the papal residence’s breakfast room. He called the pope “one of ...

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Catholic Church Forces Out Their News Service Editor Over Tweets Critical Of Anti-LGBT Hate Laws

From the National Catholic Reporter: Tony Spence, director and editor-in-chief of Catholic News Service since 2004, unexpectedly resigned from that position Wednesday at the request of a U.S. bishops’ conference official. In recent days Spence had been attacked by conservative Catholic blogs for tweets he had posted about controversial religious freedom bills in North Carolina and Georgia. These sites accused ...

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Pope Invites Bernie Sanders To The Vatican [VIDEO]

The BBC reports: Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders has accepted an invitation from the Pope to the Vatican. Mr Sanders, who is Jewish, accepted an invitation to Rome for a conference at the end of next week. The Vatican visit is four days before the primary contest in New York, a competitive battle between him and front-runner Hillary Clinton. Mr ...

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