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2/16/94 Kalamazoo, MI – Stephen Hilker, a Ph.D. candidate at Western Michigan University, walked into his public administration class with the ashes he’d received earlier that day (it was Ash Wednesday). In short order, his teacher, Dr. Ralph Chandler, began an extensive diatribe against Catholics, including an effort to debunk several “myths”... [Read more...]


2/24/94 Marlboro, NJ – The League protested a restraining order placed on a newsletter published by Karen and Vincent Bove detailing the alleged apparitions taking place on a monthly basis in Marlboro, New Jersey. The decision was made in conjunction with a ban on the vigil itself, wherein the judge banned attendance at the vigils due to safety concerns.... [Read more...]


1/7/94 ABC-TV, ”Prime Time Live” ran a piece on the Catholic Church and annulments. Included in the piece were interviews with disaffected women and alienated priests. Without any substantiation whatsoever, Diane Sawyer opened the segment by saying that annulment was one of the most divisive issues in the Catholic Church today. The league... [Read more...]

A Response from the Catholic League
December 29th, 1994 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Courier-News Letter to the Editor Dear Editor: The article by Alan Shelton (“Anti-Semitism: The Church’s Chilling Legacy,” Oct. 21) is more of a screed than a reasoned argument. Shelton’s reading of history is deeply flawed and, given his hatred of the Catholic Church, it seems likely his incompetence is a function of his... [Read more...]

March 12th, 1994 | Catalyst Online, Features

A common complaint among Americans is that they feel powerless to change society. Things are so out of control, goes the refrain, that there is nothing any one individual can do to make matters better. Let’s examine this popularly held conviction. If things are bad now, how did they get that way? May I suggest the obvious? They got that way because... [Read more...]

Priest called ‘bigot’ for law critique
March 11th, 1994 | Catalyst Online, Features

Rev. David Mullen, Parochial Vicar of St. Paul’s Church in Wellesley, Massachusetts, became the object of public controversey when a group of homosexuals and their supporters noisily stormed out of Christmas Midnight Mass at Holy Trinity Church in Boston, while Father Mullen preached the homily. Father Mullen, a prominent pro-life priest and a... [Read more...]

What the ACLU thinks about religion
January 13th, 1994 | Catalyst Online, Essay

by William A. Donohue This month’s feature article is an edited excerpt from Catholic League president William A. Donohue’s forthcoming book, Twilight of Liberty: The Legacy of the ACLU (Transaction Press, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ). It may be obtained from the publisher and will be offered in this newsletter as soon as it is... [Read more...]

Two columnists score politically correct ‘Seasons Greetings’
January 12th, 1994 | Catalyst Online, Features

John Leo (“Jesus and the Elves,” U.S. News & World Report) and William Raspberry (” ‘Merry Christmas’: So there!” New York Daily News) took well-written shots at the political correctness mania which of late has stifled our public celebration of Christmas. Raspberry’s opening is worth repeating (he took... [Read more...]

Women of Spirit Women of Action

May is the month in which the Church traditionally honors the Blessed Mother, mothers in particular and women in general. It is also the month in which we usually celebrate Pentecost, the Feast of the Spirit. With this in mind we have set aside these next few pages to pay tribute to some outstanding women of action and spirit whose profiles are presented... [Read more...]


Massachusetts Chapter Executive Director Joe Doyle reports that plans for the annual dinner are well underway. Cardinal Law has the big day marked on his calendar and chapter members would do well to put it on theirs – April 15, 1993 at the Sheraton-Tara in Framingham. Former Massachusetts Governor Edward J. King will be the recipient of the League’s... [Read more...]