MEDIA IGNORE SURVEY ON RELIGION AND TEEN SEX

According to a new survey by the National Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life, there is evidence that teenagers who are religious are less likely to have sexual relations outside of marriage.  In fact, the survey found that conservative Protestant and Catholic girls delay sexual activity longer than their... [Read more...]

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY RELEASES BIASED REPORT ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS

People for the American Way has released a report on school vouchers that concludes that the Cleveland voucher program is a failure.  Responding to the report is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The report by People for the American Way, ‘Empty Promises: A Closer Look at the Cleveland Voucher Program,’ is twice flawed: it distorts... [Read more...]

PEOPLE FOR THE AMERICAN WAY RELEASES BIASED REPORT ON SCHOOL VOUCHERS

People for the American Way has released a report on school vouchers that concludes that the Cleveland voucher program is a failure.  Responding to the report is Catholic League president William Donohue: “The report by People for the American Way, ‘Empty Promises: A Closer Look at the Cleveland Voucher Program,’ is twice flawed: it distorts... [Read more...]

“CONSCIENCE CLAUSE” NEEDED IN D.C. FUNDING BILL

Today, the House of Representatives is scheduled to consider H.R. 2944, the District of Columbia Appropriations Act.  The bill contains a provision that prohibits the enactment of the Health Insurance Coverage for Contraceptives Act of 2000 unless a religious “conscience clause” is adopted; the clause would allow religious organizations an exemption... [Read more...]

A WHO’S WHO OF CATHOLIC BASHERS DELIVERS “LIAM”

“Liam” is the story of a Depression-era Liverpool family seen through the eyes of a 7-year-old boy.  The movie opened in select theaters today and was previewed by Catholic League research analyst Louis Giovino. Of interest to the Catholic League is the dreary tale of Liam’s experience preparing for First Communion.  All Liam learns in school... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC CHURCH BLAMED FOR BACKING “CLONES” OF ISLAMIC TERRORISTS

On September 20, the San Francisco Examiner published an article by one of its contributors, Kimberly Blaker, that accused the Catholic Church of organizing and supporting “clones” of Islamic terrorism.  In addition, the Catholic League was branded a “violent” organization. After criticizing Rev. Jerry Falwell for his remarks blaming the... [Read more...]

eBAY WITHDRAWS ANTI-CATHOLIC ITEM

In response to a complaint by the Catholic League, eBay, the most famous Internet auction site, has withdrawn an offensive item from its marketplace.  On September 20, the Catholic League learned that eBay had listed a “Virgin Mary Immaculate Conception Condom” on its website.  On the condom is a picture of the Virgin Mary holding baby Jesus;... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE TV AD WITHDRAWN

Beginning Monday, September 17, the Catholic League was scheduled to run an ad on television.  But due to the national crisis, the ad has been withdrawn.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “We were ready to air a one-minute ad on TV aimed at getting new members, but due to the terrorist attacks on the United States,... [Read more...]

REQUEST FOR CONSCIENCE CLAUSE IN SENATE BILL

On September 10, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions held a hearing on S. 104, “Equity in Prescription Insurance and Contraceptive Coverage Act of 2001.”  The bill, introduced by Senator Olympia Snowe, would require private health insurance plans that cover drugs to cover prescription contraceptives.  The legislation... [Read more...]