VICTORY IN VACCO v. QUILL

June 26, 1997

Today’s ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Vacco v. Quill upheld the laws in New York and Washington state that make it illegal for doctors to assist in the suicide of their patients. The decision said that “the New York statutes outlawing assisted suicide neither infringe fundamental rights nor involve suspect classifications.” The... [Read more...]

RELIGIOUS LIBERTY WILL SURVIVE COURT DECISION

June 25, 1997

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in City of Boerne v. Flores, Archbishop of San Antonio declared as unconstitutional the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. The 1993 law said that any law that imposed a “substantial burden” on someone’s religious beliefs must serve a “compelling” government interest. When tested in Boerne,... [Read more...]

AID TO CHURCH SCHOOLS MAKES SENSE

June 24, 1997

Yesterday’s decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, in Agostini v. Felton, overturned previous high court decisions that prohibited public school teachers from offering remedial work to nonpublic school students who attended “pervasively sectarian” schools. The Catholic League filed an amicus brief in Agostini supporting the restoration... [Read more...]

Apologies in the Age of Spin Control

June 22, 1997

by Mary Ann Glendon (Catalyst 6/1997) The Catholic Church is preparing to celebrate the Jubilee year 2000 and I am proud to have input into this event. After recently attending a meeting in Rome of the Central Comittee that is handling the affair, I came away with certain anxieties about one aspect of the Jubilee preparation. They concern what one might... [Read more...]

HATE ARTISTS HIT NEW YORK AREA ON SUNDAY

June 10, 1997

The two most notorious hate artists in the music business, Marilyn Manson and Sinead O’Connor, will appear this Sunday at Giants Stadium and Randall’s Island, respectively. Manson is featured in the “OzzFest ’97″ concert and O’Connor is part of the American Guinness Festival. Manson is best known for his music that glorifies evil.... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE ANNOUNCES WEB SITE

June 9, 1997

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is proud to announce the launching of its web site (www.catholicleague.org). Eileen Sepp, the league’s Director of Media Technology, has constructed a web site that has an extensive list of Catholic League resources. Browsers can find selections from the current issue of Catalyst, the league’s... [Read more...]

FARRAKHAN MALIGNS CATHOLICISM

June 5, 1997

On the April 13th edition of Meet the Press, Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan made several disparaging comments about Catholics and the Catholic Church; he also defended his bigoted remarks about Jews. Farrakhan did not dispute a comment that he previously made stating that Catholicism has been a white religion designed to oppress blacks. He... [Read more...]

BETHANY COLLEGE HOSTS ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY

June 5, 1997

Bethany College, a Disciples of Christ institution located near Wheeling, West Virginia, recently hosted Agnes of God, a notoriously anti-Catholic play turned movie. The play was performed May 7 to May 10 on the Bethany campus. It was the senior project of a female student in the department of fine arts. Faculty members supervised the project and the... [Read more...]

MORE THAN JUST A PET PEEVE

June 5, 1997

by William A. Donohue It is more than just a pet peeve of mine to encounter gratuitous slams against Catholicism. To be sure, what I’m going to describe is hardly the worst of what crosses my desk, but it is the kind of stuff that gets my goat. The recent movie, The Saint, has virtually nothing to do with Roman Catholicism. So why is it that the... [Read more...]

APOLOGIES IN THE AGE OF SPIN CONTROL

June 5, 1997

by Mary Ann Glendon The Catholic Church is preparing to celebrate the Jubilee year 2000 and I am proud to have input into this event. After recently attending a meeting in Rome of the Central Comittee that is handling the affair, I came away with certain anxieties about one aspect of the Jubilee preparation. They concern what one might call “apologies... [Read more...]

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