PRAYER IN SCHOOL ISSUE HEATS UP AGAIN

October 29, 2001

Two major developments regarding the perennial issue of prayer in the schools occurred today.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a state law in Virginia requiring a minute of silence in the schools.  On the legislative front, Rep. Ernest Istook of Oklahoma announced that he plans to reintroduce a constitutional amendment that would... [Read more...]

SENATORIAL HOPEFUL MALIGNS CATHOLICISM

October 29, 2001

James D. Oberweis is expected to announce his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois within the next week.  Oberweis, who is a Republican Catholic businessman, has said that his concerns about abortion should not be translated into law.  On October 28, he was quoted to have said, “I think the Taliban is the best example we’ve ever had about... [Read more...]

IRS ASKED TO REVOKE TAX-EXEMPT STATUS OF SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE

October 25, 2001

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has petitioned the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The league’s position is that the Sisters have long been in violation of the law that allows non-profits a tax-exempt status. Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this... [Read more...]

WORLD GIRL SCOUT LEADER ACTS AS FEEDER FOR ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP

October 23, 2001

Leslie Wright is the Team Coordinator of the New York group that represents the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) at the United Nations; Girl Scouts USA is a member of WAGGGS. Last week she cooperated with an anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), helping them to secure new personnel. Catholic League director... [Read more...]

WITNESS TO WAR: WORLD TRADE CENTER BOMBING

October 23, 2001

The following is a statement written by Catholic League president William A. Donohue: On September 11, the Catholic League staff looked out the window and saw the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers collapse right before our eyes. It was October a year ago that the Catholic League’s national headquarters was relocated to 450 7th Avenue in New... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE TV AD WITHDRAWN

October 23, 2001

Beginning Monday, September 17, the Catholic League was scheduled to run an ad on television. But due to the national crisis, the ad has been withdrawn. Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “We were ready to air a one-minute ad on TV aimed at getting new members, but due to the terrorist attacks on the United States,... [Read more...]

AGENDA POLITICS

October 23, 2001

William A. Donohue Unfair judgments are made all the time. But there is a profound difference between judgments that are unfair due to error and judgments that are unfair due to calculation. We must tolerate the former but never the latter. With regard to the work of the Catholic League, it is the difference between those who are wrongheaded and those... [Read more...]

THE LIE OF MARIA MONK LIVES ON

October 23, 2001

By Robert P. Lockwood She was one of the most famous imposters in the history of the United States, yet her story can still be found in the bookstores and is widely available on the Internet. Maria Monk was the 19th century woman who claimed to be a nun that finally escaped after years of torture and sexual degradation at a convent in Canada. Her book... [Read more...]

CATHOLICISM BLAMED FOR THE TERRORISM

October 23, 2001

It didn’t take long. Just a matter of hours. On the same day as the bombing of the World Trade Center (WTC), we received the following comment on our website feedback section. It is being reprinted here with the misspellings and grammatical errors intact. We chose not to spell the obscenities. “People like you and your fat priests, bishops and... [Read more...]

USUAL SUSPECTS GO MUTE

October 23, 2001

Friday, September 14 was designated by President Bush as a National Day of Prayer. He came to New York that day to view firsthand the remains of the World Trade Center and to spend time with rescuers and the surviving family members of those who died. We applaud the president for his decision to call for a National Day of Prayer. We couldn’t help... [Read more...]

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