POLITICS AND RELIGION 2000

Candidates for state and federal office, Republican and Democrat alike, have addressed the subject of politics and religion more this election year than in previous ones. Speaking to this issue today is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Candidates for public office are often guilty of pandering to special interest groups, and that occasionally... [Read more...]

HOUSE CHAPLAIN ISSUE GETS MUDDIED EVEN FURTHER

Remarks by Rep. Dick Armey yesterday have muddied the House Chaplain issue even further. A report in today’s Dallas Morning News says that Armey did not know the denominations of the finalists for the job. Catholic League president William Donohue picked up on this today: “First Rep. Armey wanted us to believe that he didn’t know that Father... [Read more...]

HILLARY CLINTON—OFF ON THE WRONG FOOT

Hillary Rodham Clinton announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate yesterday by sending the wrong message to Catholics. “I’ll be on your side in the fight against school vouchers, which drain taxpayer dollars from our public schools,” she said. However, on December 14, 1999, Mrs. Clinton told 100 Orthodox Jewish leaders that she would... [Read more...]

REPUBLICAN OPERATIVES CROSS CHURCH-STATE LINES

The Catholic League’s opposition to the selection process of the new House Chaplain has triggered outrage among Republicans. Some of the lobbying efforts have been improper and this is what Catholic League president William Donohue addressed today: “If someone working for the Catholic Church, or for the Catholic League, were to call a congressman’s... [Read more...]

KANSAS CITY STAR SEX SURVEY GETS FAILING GRADE

The recent sex survey of Roman Catholic priests by the Kansas City Star has just been analyzed by two leading statisticians: David Murray, research director at the Statistical Assessment Service and S. Robert Lichter, president of the Center for Media and Public Affairs. They have independently posted their review of the survey at newswatch.org. They... [Read more...]

KANSAS CITY STAR SEX SURVEY REVEALS PAPER’S BIAS

After reading the three-part series on the sex lives of Catholic priests in the Kansas City Star, Catholic League president William Donohue said today: “An examination of the data shows that exactly one-half of one percent of priests have HIV or AIDS, and exactly 3.6 percent are critical of the way the Church has responded to this problem. What... [Read more...]

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