Catalyst November Issue 2000
“The Catholic church [sic] is complicit in interfering with women’s reproductive rights around the world.” That is how a press release of October 16 by Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) began. The occasion was the World March for Women in Washington D.C. CFFC’s statement also accused the Holy See of promoting teachings that “are incompatible with women’s equality.”
But there was one thing about this press release that was unusual: not one single newspaper in the country printed any part of it. As league members know, over the summer we sent to every major newspaper in the country an article that detailed what a fraudulent and anti-Catholic group CFFC is.
So was it just coincidence that the media summarily ignored Frances Kissling’s latest foray against the Church? We don’t know for sure, but we certainly like the results.