MEDIA IGNORE SURVEY ON RELIGION AND TEEN SEX

September 26, 2001

According to a new survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there is evidence that teenagers who are religious are less likely to have sexual relations outside of marriage.  In fact, the survey found that conservative Protestant and Catholic girls delay sexual activity longer than their... [Read more...]

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY RELEASES BIASED REPORT ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS

September 25, 2001

People for the American Way has released a report on school vouchers that concludes that the Cleveland voucher program is a failure.  Responding to the report is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The report by People for the American Way, ‘Empty Promises: A Closer Look at the Cleveland Voucher Program,’ is twice flawed: it distorts... [Read more...]

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY RELEASES BIASED REPORT ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS

September 25, 2001

People for the American Way has released a report on school vouchers that concludes that the Cleveland voucher program is a failure.  Responding to the report is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The report by People for the American Way, ‘Empty Promises: A Closer Look at the Cleveland Voucher Program,’ is twice flawed: it distorts... [Read more...]

“CONSCIENCE CLAUSE” NEEDED IN D.C. FUNDING BILL

September 25, 2001

Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider H.R. 2944, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act.  The bill contains a provision that prohibits the enactment of the Health Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives Act of 2000 unless a religious “conscience clause” is adopted; the clause would allow religious organizations an exemption... [Read more...]

STEM CELL ISSUE OVERHEATS; MEDIA TAPS CATHOLIC LEAGUE

September 23, 2001

The Catholic League’s presence in the debate on stem cell research was evident in the pages of the New York Times and on TV shows like “Hardball with Chris Matthews,” “Crossfire” and “Imus in the Morning”; Fox News Channel and UPN also carried league commentary on this issue. When the Catholic League issues a... [Read more...]

POPE IS ANTICHRIST?

September 23, 2001

On Interstate 5 near Medford, Oregon, is a billboard that reads, “The Pope is the Antichrist.” The Catholic League got involved by joining with local Catholics to protest the sign. A spokesman for the owner of the billboard, Outdoor Media Dimensions, initially said he wasn’t sure whether he would post any more anti-Catholic messages once... [Read more...]

WHY THE RIGHT REMEDY MATTERS

September 23, 2001

William A. Donohue It is not enough to have the right intention. Nor is it enough to choose the right side of a controversial issue. Having the right remedy matters. Consider what happened over the summer in Fort Wayne, Indiana, regarding the play, “Corpus Christi.” The Terrence McNally play is based on a Christ-like figure, Joshua, who... [Read more...]

POPE PIUS XII STUDY GROUP: A WASTED OPPORTUNITY

September 23, 2001

by Ronald J. Rychlak The self-destruction of the Catholic-Jewish Pope Pius XII study group came as little surprise to those who had been following its progress closely. From the very beginning, several members of that group rejected their mandate and instead sought to force a change in Vatican archival policy. When the Vatican stood its ground and demanded... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE STATEMENTON “CORPUS CHRISTI”

September 23, 2001

Rev. Philip Eichner Chairman, Board of Directors, Catholic League July 20, 2001 The Catholic League seeks to defend the rights of individual Catholics in what pertains to their faith, and to defend the Church against persecution, slander and defamation. The means that the league uses are all sorts of moral persuasion: dialogue, media protest, social... [Read more...]

REP. McDERMOTT GUILTY OF CATHOLIC BAITING

September 23, 2001

On July 31, during the course of a debate over competing bills on human cloning, Rep. Jim McDermott of Washington state made several statements from the House floor about Catholicism that were offensive. On August 1, we immediately blasted him for his comments. When pressed for an apology, we were told that there would be none. Which is why we went... [Read more...]

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