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KERRY DIVIDES AMERICA ON RELIGION

By | July 30th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue commented on Senator John Kerry’s acceptance speech last night: “Not too long ago, people of faith constituted the heart and soul of both the Republican and Democratic parties.  But to show how things have changed, consider that last night Kerry said, ‘we welcome people of faith.  America is not us and [...]

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PSYCHOLOGISTS ENDORSE GAY MARRIAGE

By | July 29th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

At its annual convention, the American Psychological Association (APA) today endorsed homosexual marriage.  The decision, made by the APA’s Council of Representatives, commits the organization to supporting gay marriage.  Within the APA, it was the Working Group on Same-Sex Families and Relationships that developed the approved statement.  This group is headed by Armand Cerbone, a Chicago [...]

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KERRY’S TORTURED LOGIC ON ABORTION

By | July 23rd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today on Senator John Kerry’s interview yesterday with ABC TV anchor Peter Jennings: “Senator Kerry recently said that he believes life begins at conception.  Accordingly, Peter Jennings asked, why isn’t ‘even a first-trimester abortion not murder?’  Kerry replied, ‘No, because it’s not the form of life that [...]

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NEWSDAY SCANDAL REVEALS HYPOCRISY

By | July 22nd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue drew a comparison today between the way Newsday is handling its circulation scandal and the way it has treated Rockville Centre Bishop William Murphy: “The Tribune Company, which owns Newsday, has already had to fork over $35 million to cover settlements with advertisers.  Now 50 car dealers are suing for $125 million.  The extent [...]

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RELIGION AND POLITICS: BISHOPS SPEAK WITH CLARITY

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

When the bishops recently assembled in Colorado, they overwhelmingly approved a policy statement on "Catholics in Political Life." Presented on June 18, the position that the bishops staked out on what to do about pro-abortion Catholic politicians was greeted with enthusiasm by the Catholic League. From our point of view, the bishops spoke with convincing clarity [...]

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PLEDGE CASE VICTORY

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Last year, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights filed a joint friend-of-the-court brief with the Thomas More Law Center supporting the right of public school students to recite the Pledge of Allegiance. The June 14 ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court, though made on grounds that the plaintiff lacked standing, upholds the constitutionality of [...]

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THE TRIUMPH OF THE BANALITY OF EVIL

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue If you haven't read pages 8-9 yet, please do so before reading this article; it will facilitate what I'm about to say. The late philosopher Hannah Arendt wrote brilliantly on the causes of totalitarianism, especially as it occurred in Nazi Germany. Perhaps her most memorable phrase—used to describe the way in which Germans became almost [...]

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JUSTIFYING INFANTICIDE

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

After President Bush signed a law banning partial-birth abortion last year, Planned Parenthood and the rest of the abortion industry sued to have the law overturned. This past spring, several doctors who have performed such abortions testified before judges in various parts of the nation. The following is an excerpt of their remarks. The Procedure April [...]

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KERRY’S “RELIGION OUTREACH” DIRECTOR QUICKLY SILENCED

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

It took less than a week for the Kerry camp to silence Mara Vanderslice, its Director of Religion Outreach. This intriguing story began when the Catholic League broke a news story on June 14. The following statement by the league explains how the process unfolded: "Here's what we know about John Kerry's religious outreach person. Mara [...]

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JEWISH NEWSPAPER RIPS CATHOLIC BISHOPS

By | July 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The lead editorial in the June 25 edition of the Forward, a prominent Jewish weekly newspaper, accused Catholic bishops of being a threat to democracy. William Donohue then let loose with the following statement to the press: "Never have I read a more anti-Catholic editorial in my life. It is the height of arrogance and intolerance for [...]

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