Monthly Archives: September 2001

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MEDIA IGNORE SURVEY ON RELIGION AND TEEN SEX

By | September 26th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY RELEASES BIASED REPORT ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS

By | September 25th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 the [...]

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

By | September 25th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 from the coverage. In July [...]

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STEM CELL ISSUE OVERHEATS; MEDIA TAPS CATHOLIC LEAGUE

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 news release, it sticks [...]

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POPE IS ANTICHRIST?

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

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 the [...]

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WHY THE RIGHT REMEDY MATTERS

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

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, [...]

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POPE PIUS XII STUDY GROUP: A WASTED OPPORTUNITY

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

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 [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE STATEMENTON “CORPUS CHRISTI”

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

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 and [...]

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REP. McDERMOTT GUILTY OF CATHOLIC BAITING

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

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. [...]

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HYPOCRISY HIGHLIGHTS

By | September 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

One of the top pet peeves at the Catholic League is the hypocrisy that marks so many in the entertainment business. Here are some of the latest gems. Conan O’Brien. How many times have we complained that on his show, "Late Night with Conan O’Brien," that Catholics are insulted? The usual response from his producers is [...]

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