COURT OKAYS AID TO PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS LEAGUE FILED AMICUS BRIEF IN SUCCESSFUL CASE

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that taxpayer money could be used to buy computers and other instructional aids for private and parochial schools. Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “The news that parochial schools cannot be discriminated against in the distribution of public funds for computer technology does not sit... [Read more...]

ACLU SUIT OVER “MINUTE OF SILENCE” LAW SHOWS BIAS

On July 1, a new law will take effect in Virginia that requires public schools to begin each day with a minute of silence.   Students will be allowed to “meditate, pray or engage in other silent activity.”  The ACLU chapter in Virginia is suing claiming that the law is an unconstitutional violation of separation of church and state. William Donohue,... [Read more...]

FLO HENDERSON GREASES AL ROKER ON “LATER TODAY”

On June 21, the Catholic League blasted “Today” show weatherman Al Roker for telling a crude joke about nuns while hawking his new book on talk TV shows.  On this morning’s edition of “Later Today,” host Florence Henderson asked Roker about the joke and the Catholic League’s objections.  The only problem was she never stated what our objections... [Read more...]

AL ROKER’S BRAND OF HUMOR OFFENDS CATHOLICS

NBC’s weatherman, Al Roker, has written a book about parenting and fatherhood, Don’t Make Me Stop This Car.   In making the rounds on TV talk shows, he has repeatedly told a story about his wife’s use of a fertility drug, perganol, making the claim that the drug is made by a company that is a subsidiary of the Vatican.  Roker contends that... [Read more...]

GOBER ART IS MORE THAN QUEER—IT’S A HOAX

The June 13 edition of the San Francisco Examiner ran a story on an art display at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art featuring the work of Robert Gober.  The exhibition, which runs through September 5, was described by the newspaper as being “queer in both senses of the word,” an obvious reference to the homosexual credentials of Mr. Gober... [Read more...]

GORE BALKS AT APPEAL TO SUPPORT VATICAN

On June 1, Catholic League President William Donohue wrote to Vice President Al Gore asking him to intervene in the World Gay Pride Event that is scheduled to take place in Rome, July 1-July 9.  The Vatican has asked that the event either be postponed or moved to another city so that its Jubilee 2000 celebrations could proceed without undue problems. ... [Read more...]

CONNECTICUT FUNDS ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP

The Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign Committee is presently considering an appeal of a ruling by the state’s Commission for Human Rights and Opportunities to bar participation of the Boy Scouts in its charitable giving program; it is alleged that the Scouts are discriminating against homosexuals and should therefore be ineligible.  The Boy... [Read more...]

ROGERS STATE UNIV. HOSTS ANTI-CATHOLIC ART

Rogers State University is offering an art appreciation telecourse that features anti-Catholic imagery.  According to a news report on the subject, there is “a depiction of “a Madonna with an exposed potbelly dragging a cross into a religious ceremony being led by a priest with two Devil’s horns.”  Also on display are depictions of cannibalism. ... [Read more...]

GORE’S LETTER TO CATHOLIC LEAGUE BOMBS BADLY

On June 1, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote to vice president Al Gore asking him to support the Vatican’s request that the World Gay Pride march either be postponed or moved to another location; Donohue enclosed a copy of his news release of June 1 quoting leaders of the event who said they chose Rome as the venue so they could offend... [Read more...]

GORE ASKED TO INTERVENE IN WORLD GAY PRIDE EVENT

The Catholic League is asking Vice President Al Gore to intervene in the proceedings regarding the World Gay Pride march.   The event, which is scheduled to take place July 1 to July 9 in Rome, is under challenge from Vatican officials who have asked for a postponement or a change of venue. Angelo Cardinal Sodano, the Vatican’s secretary of state,... [Read more...]