PRAYER IN SCHOOL ISSUE HEATS UP AGAIN

Two major developments regarding the perennial issue of prayer in the schools occurred today.  The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to a state law in Virginia requiring a minute of silence in the schools.  On the legislative front, Rep. Ernest Istook of Oklahoma announced that he plans to reintroduce a constitutional amendment that would... [Read more...]

SENATORIAL HOPEFUL MALIGNS CATHOLICISM

James D. Oberweis is expected to announce his candidacy for a U.S. Senate seat in Illinois within the next week.  Oberweis, who is a Republican Catholic businessman, has said that his concerns about abortion should not be translated into law.  On October 28, he was quoted to have said, “I think the Taliban is the best example we’ve ever had about... [Read more...]

IRS ASKED TO REVOKE TAX-EXEMPT STATUS OF SISTERS OF PERPETUAL INDULGENCE

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights has petitioned the Internal Revenue Service to revoke the tax-exempt status of the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence. The league’s position is that the Sisters have long been in violation of the law that allows non-profits a tax-exempt status. Catholic League president William Donohue commented on this... [Read more...]

WORLD GIRL SCOUT LEADER ACTS AS FEEDER FOR ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP

Leslie Wright is the Team Coordinator of the New York group that represents the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) at the United Nations; Girl Scouts USA is a member of WAGGGS. Last week she cooperated with an anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), helping them to secure new personnel. Catholic League director... [Read more...]

NBC’S “LAW AND ORDER” HITS CATHOLICS AGAIN

In last night’s episode of “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” a sexton was murdered by a junkie who works at the parish. The junkie was then killed by another priest (who is also guilty of embezzling church funds). In addition, the priest tells the police that the junkie was his lover. Later we discover that the priest was lying: the junkie is... [Read more...]