The Catholic League gets its share of hate mail but the following letter is particularly graphic. Though the person who sent it supplied us with name and address, we decided not to print this information. But what appears here is the actual text of the letter, complete with its reference to Cardinal John O’Connor: “What better occasion to... [Read more...]THE ACLU ON PARTIAL BIRTH ABORTIONS
In its February fundraising letter, the ACLU accused pro-life forces of “adopting sensational, exploitative and viciously deceptive language. In this case, they did it by shamelessly naming the procedure they are trying to ban a `partial birth abortion.’” The shame is that the ACLU sees the injection of a needle into the brains of... [Read more...]NO CATHOLICS NEED APPLY
The Christian Home Educators Association (CHEA) of California has refused to allow the National Association of Catholic Home Educators to place an ad in the program for the CHEA’s July 12-14 program at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim. A representative of CHEA has said that Catholics are “sectarian,” not Christian. Read More →LEAGUE CALLS FOR HEARINGS ON RELIGIOUS HARASSMENT
The Catholic League has joined with the Family Research Council in requesting a Congressional hearing on the subject of religious harassment. In letters to Senator Orrin Hatch and Congressman Henry Hyde, the league asked that the hearings focus on disturbances of church activities. The league contends that hate crime legislation and other laws affecting... [Read more...]NEW YORK PRISON RESTORES MEATLESS MEALS
When the Catholic League learned that the New York City Department of Corrections did not accommodate Catholic prisoners on Ash Wednesday by making available meatless meals, it took its complaint to the Deputy Commissioner of Corrections. Jews and Muslims are offered a special diet on their holy days, and Catholic should be treated just as fairly, the... [Read more...]CATHOLIC SYMBOLS “THREATEN” JEWS?
Don Gross, a staff writer for the Staten Island Advance, wrote a news story on February 16 on how St. Vincent’s Medical Center goes out of its way to accommodate Jewish patients. But in his story, Gross said that a Jewish social worker is employed by the Catholic hospital “to ease the minds of Jewish patients who suddenly find themselves... [Read more...]CATHOLIC LEAGUE MEMBER WINS A BATTLE
Catholic League member Barbara Bartolomeo from Dallas, Texas was incensed when she saw a television ad for Southwest Airlines that featured a priest fleeing church in the middle of a confession. The commercial, which was run during the Super Bowl, shows a woman in a confessional describing Southwest’s “Gotta Go” fares and a priest... [Read more...]