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Elspeth
01-27-2019, 05:56 PM
BREAKING: Covington bishop apologizes to pro-life students: ‘we…allowed ourselves to be bullied’
https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/breaking-covington-bishop-apologizes-to-pro-life-students-we...allowed-ours


COVINGTON, Kentucky, January 25, 2019 (LifeSiteNews) – Amid mounting pressure, Bishop Roger Joseph Foys of the Diocese of Covington issued a new statement Friday apologizing to a group of pro-life students the Diocese initially condemned over a confusing video from the March for Life.

...Many have criticized the community’s Catholic authorities for condemning the boys in the first place and for not simply retracting and apologizing for the original statement. An attorney has threatened libel suits for any public figures that refuse to retract false statements, and a conservative group has targeted Foys in radio ads.

LifeSite collected more than 27,000 petition signatures calling on him to apologize and exonerate the students. On Thursday morning, LifeSite Campaigns Manager Scott Schittl gathered with a group of local Catholics outside the diocesan offices to pray a Rosary. Schittl attempted delivery of the petition, but the doors were locked.

Late Friday afternoon, the Diocese of Covington released a new, more apologetic letter signed by Foys.

“We are sorry that this situation has caused such disruption in the lives of so many. We apologize to anyone who has been offended in any way by either of our statements which were made with good will based on the information we had,” Foys writes in the letter. “We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it.”

“I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal,” he continues. “Nicholas unfortunately has become the face of these allegations based on video clips. This is not fair. It is not just.”

Foys expresses hope that the results of the investigation “will exonerate our students so that they can move forward with their lives.” Covington parents have expressed concern that the investigation, which has not been called off, is seeking permission to interview their children and that they were barred from entering the school without an appointment while Foys met with the students this week.

Elspeth
01-27-2019, 05:59 PM
Or maybe it was this guy....

Attorney Robert Barnes Lists Members of Media, Hollywood Elites Who Will be Sued by Covington Students (VIDEO)
https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/attorney-robert-barnes-lists-members-of-media-hollywood-who-will-be-sued-by-covington-students-video/


Attorney Robert Barnes joined Jesse Watters on Watters’ World Saturday night to discuss the Covington student lawsuits.

Barnes is representing several students in lawsuits against media and Hollywood personalities.

On Saturday Barnes told Jesse the names of several personalities who are positioned for lawsuits including Maggie Haberman from The New York Times, CNN contributor Reza Aslan, ABC commentator Matthew Dowd, actor Michael Rapaport and The New York Daily News for smearing the children with a bogus black-face story.

Washed up comedian Kathy Griffin and Rep. Omar Ilhan both retracted hateful, malicious statements about the children....

Wonder if this guy--or other lawyers hired by the parents--threatened this sack of weak crap, bIshop Foyes.

SarasotaRepub
01-27-2019, 07:51 PM
LOL, good!

Dan D. Doty
01-27-2019, 10:10 PM
All those jerkazoids have to do is go on TV and say they were sorry about what they said about the kids to keep their asses out of court.

But mostly I would like to see those Hollywood assholes be dragged into court, that would be fun.

Elspeth
01-28-2019, 12:06 AM
But mostly I would like to see those Hollywood assholes be dragged into court, that would be fun.

You may get your wish:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GYpJ2IYmXo

SVPete
01-28-2019, 10:22 AM
Caving to bullies and pressure is not leadership, spiritual or secular. Leadership is standing up to MSM and victimology group bullying. How hard is it to say, "Until we know all of what happened, not just a 10 or 20 second video clip, I will not comment"?!

Elspeth
01-28-2019, 03:25 PM
Caving to bullies and pressure is not leadership, spiritual or secular. Leadership is standing up to MSM and victimology group bullying. How hard is it to say, "Until we know all of what happened, not just a 10 or 20 second video clip, I will not comment"?!

They're used to caving. 50 years ago, the Church would not have rushed to judgement like this. My guess is that the orders came from pOpe Francis.