League Scores Against Florida’s SUN-SENTINEL

On February 24, Fort Lauderdale’s Sun-Sentinel yielded to pressure from the Catholic League by issuing an apology and a pledge not to run any more anti-Catholic ads. The League raised objections on February 23 regarding the February 9 publication of a four-page ad that had been paid for by a Seventh Day Adventist splinter group. It was one of... [Read more...]

Report On Anti-Catholicism Released

The Catholic League’s 1994 Report on Anti-Catholicism has just been published. It is the first time that the League has issued what it expects will be an annual publication. The need for such a report is clear to all Catholic League members, even if it is not so clear to others. Listed in the report are approximately 200 of the most egregious... [Read more...]

The Message From Florida Is: Bigots Beware

I have never met, nor am I likely to meet, Frank Hauck, Catherine D. Grantz, Richard A. Schaefer, John S. Herron, Phil Brennan or Arthur J. Nicholson. Nor am I likely to meet Edward H. Maloney, Father Michael T.┬áDriscoll, Sister Carol Stovall or Father Charles E. Hawkins. But I wish I could. All of them played a key role in bringing about the victory... [Read more...]

WHAT TO DO ABOUT THE FIRST AMENDMENT

By Robert H. Bork The text of the First Amendment is quite simple: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press, or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.”... [Read more...]

League Launches Washington Bureau

The Catholic League is proud to announce that Michael Schwartz has assumed the duties as the Catholic League’s Washington Bureau Chief. No stranger to the Catholic League, Mike worked for the League in the 1980s, and has remained active in a variety of Catholic causes ever since. His office is located in the National Press Building, in close proximity... [Read more...]

University of Michigan Cartoonist Apologizes

The March edition of Catalyst featured an anti-Catholic cartoon that appeared in the student newspaper of the University of Michigan, the Michigan Daily. Dr. Donohue registered a complaint with the president of the university, Dr. James J. Duderstadt, and sent a copy of the letter to the school newspaper. We are happy to report that an apology from... [Read more...]

League joins Christmas Day Firings Case

On December 25, 1992, clerks Kathleen Pielech and Patricia Reed refused to show up for their jobs at a Massachusetts racetrack and were fired. The women filed suit against Massasoit Greyhound, the owners of Raynham-Paunton Greyhound Park, where they had been employed. The Judge in the lower court ruled in June, 1994, that the Catholic religion did not... [Read more...]

Episcopal Church Provides Forum For Catholic Bashing

The Episcopal church of St. Mark’s in New York’s East Village has long had a reputation as a center for the alternative culture. On February 13, however, it moved from alternative to degrading when it provided a forum for an offensive, bigoted and anti-Catholic “poetry” reading. The main features were readings from “The... [Read more...]

League Responds to A&E – Again

On February 19 and 20, the Arts and Entertainment Network (A&E) broadcast “The Boys of St. Vincent,” a Canadian film about priestly pedophilia in a Catholic orphanage in Newfoundland. A&E was the only network which chose to air this chilling indictment of the Catholic clergy. On February 8, the League sent a letter to Brooke Bailey... [Read more...]

Parents’ Rights Considered

The Massachusetts Legislature is considering a Parents Rights Bill, which would require parental notice and consent before public school students could be exposed to programs that address “morally or religiously sensitive topics.” The bill, AN ACT TO REAFFIRM THE RIGHT OF P ARENTS TO CONTROL THE MORAL AND RELIGIOUS EDUCA TION OF THEIR CHILDREN... [Read more...]

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