Activist Groups

Catholic Left Has Lost Its Moorings

By | May 19th, 2009|Categories: Activist Groups, Papers, Essays and Research|

Bill Donohue May 2009 Throughout American history, there has been an uneasy relationship between those on the left side of the political spectrum who are religious,  and those who are secular. It has been obvious that the two groups share the same politics, but just as obvious has been their point of departure—the origin of their [...]

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The Catholic League’s Response to Voice of the Faithful’s Criticism of Bishop Murphy

By | August 19th, 2003|Categories: Activist Groups, Papers, Essays and Research|

8/2003) VOTF CLAIMS: According to the [Massachusetts attorney general’s] Report, Bishop Murphy played a key role in the failure to protect the children. As a consequence, he has abdicated his moral authority. With regard to Bishop William Murphy, now of the Diocese of Rockville Centre, the report says: And, even with undeniable information available to him [...]

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Frances Kissling Spins Canon Law

By | May 19th, 2003|Categories: Activist Groups, Papers, Essays and Research|

(Catalyst 5/2003) Catholics For a Free Choice (CFFC) recently released a new pamphlet, titled, “Catholics and Abortion: Notes on Canon Law.” Its aim is to counter “finger-pointing” and “misinformation.” No one who is familiar with Frances Kissling’s group should be surprised that the only techniques used in the pamphlet are just that—finger-pointing and misinformation. The introduction [...]

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The Real Agenda of Catholics for a Free Choice

By | October 10th, 2002|Categories: Activist Groups, Papers, Essays and Research|

By William A. Donohue “I spent twenty years looking for a government that I could overthrow without being thrown in jail. I finally found one in the Catholic church.” That is how Frances Kissling, the president of Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), explained her mission to a reporter from the magazine, Mother Jones. As the [...]

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NARAL, Anti-Catholicism & the Roots of the Pro-Abortion Campaign

By | June 19th, 2001|Categories: Activist Groups, Papers, Essays and Research|

By Robert P. Lockwood (6/2001) The public debate over abortion was critical in a resurgent anti-Catholicism in the mid-1960s. With the cooperation of media, abortion became an ongoing battle waged in a war of words based on anti-Catholicism. The issue was quickly defined as Catholicism and its role in public life, rather than abortion itself. Pro-life [...]

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