JUSTICE DEPARTMENT EXCEEDS ITS REACH

On January 20, the Boston Globe reported that Attorney General Janet Reno announced that the Justice Department “will be monitoring antiabortion rhetoric.”  The Catholic League sought verification of this report and found that it was accurate. On January 17, the Justice Department released a statement that opens with the following sentence: “The... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE OPPOSES NEA FUNDING

On January 20, 1995, the Catholic League sent the following letter to Congressman Bob Livingston of Louisiana opposing public funding for the National Endowment for the Arts. Dear Congressman Livingston: As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I must register the concerns that the Catholic League has regarding public... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS AND PREJUDICE OF “60 MINUTES”

The “60 Minutes” show of January 22, 1995 contained a segment on the Catholic dissident group Call to Action.  The segment covered a Call to Action conference held in Chicago last November, treating viewers to comments from the most alienated and embittered portions of the Catholic community, such as the group Rent A Priest.  Yet according to... [Read more...]

LEAGUE ADDRESSES PRESIDENT CLINTON IN NEW YORK TIMES

On the op-ed page of tomorrow’s New York Times the Catholic League will publish an “Open Letter to the President of the United States.” The letter will address the issue of anti-Catholicism and the problems that the Clinton administration has had with this matter over the past two years. It will also address Catholic-bashing in the culture, with... [Read more...]

PLANNED PARENTHOOD GUILTY OF DEMAGOGUERY

In an advertisement in the New York Times of January 5, Planned Parenthood blamed Cardinal O’Connor and Cardinal Law for the killings of John Salvi in Brookline, Massachusetts. The ad labeled Cardinal O’Connor’s statement that “you cannot prevent killing by killing” as “a backhanded apology for the attackers.” It further noted... [Read more...]