DEBATE OVER SCHOOL VOUCHERS GETS UGLY IN MILWAUKEE

Last week, in the debate over school vouchers in Milwaukee, the Wisconsin state legislature considered an amendment to a school-choice bill that would require background checks of voucher-school employees.  State Senator Gwendolynne Moore, who pushed for the measure, said she wanted to vest this authority in the Milwaukee Department of Public Instruction. ... [Read more...]

MEDIA TREAT POPE FAIRLY (FOR THE MOST PART)

Over the past week, the Catholic League has been carefully monitoring media coverage of Pope John Paul II’s Silver Jubilee.  Catholic League president William Donohue summarized the league’s observations today: “Most of the print and electronic media did a very fair job covering the events surrounding the Silver Jubilee of Pope John Paul II. ... [Read more...]

JUDGING THE POPE BY THE POLLS

On the day Pope John Paul II celebrates his Silver Jubilee, the results of two new polls on his performance have been released.  For the purpose of simplicity, the first poll will be called the USA TODAY/CNN/Gallup poll; the second will be named the Washington Post-ABC poll.  Catholic League president William Donohue offered his analysis today: “Fifty-three... [Read more...]

BOSTON ELITES SEEK TO POLICE CATHOLIC CHURCH

A group of elites in the fields of law, psychology and social work has petitioned the Archdiocese of Boston for permission to oversee cases of alleged clergy sexual abuse.  They have been denied.  That is because the archdiocese already has two groups of Catholics who are discharged with this duty.  Nonetheless, the elites object to this archdiocesan... [Read more...]

WASHBURN UNIVERSITY SANCTIONS CATHOLIC BASHING

A controversial sculpture that depicts a Catholic bishop wearing a hat that resembles a phallic symbol has been chosen for display by some faculty members and students at Washburn University.  The exhibit also bears an offensive inscription mocking the confessional. Printed below is Catholic League president Dr. William A. Donohue’s letter to Washburn... [Read more...]