“Know-Nothing” repeal clears first Mass. hurdle

Snatching victory from the jaws of defeat… Last minute efforts by leaders of the Massachusetts legislature succeeded as the legislature voted to remove the blatantly anti-Catholic “Know-Nothing” Amendment from the state constitution. Massachusetts chapter executive director Joe Doyle called the move ” A victory for justice, equality... [Read more...]

Clinton discards Reagan-Bush Pro-life measures

Open season on Unborn On the 20th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision and just two days into his presidency, Bill Clinton declared open season on the unborn by signing five memorandums reversing Reagan-Bush policies intended to reduce the number of abortions. Lifting of the so-called “gag rule” on abortion counseling at federally funded... [Read more...]

St. Patrick’s Day parade battle is joined in New York

Dinkins move infuriates Cardinal, Hibernians Another major confrontation over gay and lesbian participation in the traditional St. Patrick’s Day parade is taking shape in New York city. The city has awarded the parade permit to a new group, in effect taking control of the parade away from the Ancient Order of Hibernians which has held the permit... [Read more...]

CHAPTER NEWS

Massachusetts Chapter Executive Director Joe Doyle reports that plans for the annual dinner are well underway. Cardinal Law has the big day marked on his calendar and chapter members would do well to put it on theirs – April 15, 1993 at the Sheraton-Tara in Framingham. Former Massachusetts Governor Edward J. King will be the recipient of the League’s... [Read more...]

School Choice, White House style

Choosing Chelsea’s school… After a campaign in which the fact that Chelsea Clinton attended public school was repeated ad nauseam in order to gloss over the fact that the Democratic education plank had been purchased at great price by the National Education Association, there were some very awkward moments when the White House announced... [Read more...]

Blum Center offers Educational Choice Primer

In response to numerous queries on choice, Marquette University’s Virgil C. Blum Center for Parental Freedom in Education has produced a small one sheet piece titled “A Primer on Educational Choice.” It seeks to answer the most common and most obvious questions including “What is Educational Choice?” and “Why is Educational... [Read more...]

Sweepstakes prize goes to Washingtonian

The Catholic League’s annual sweepstakes prize – a beautiful porcelain nativity set from the world-renowned Cybus studio – went to Mrs. Peter Glickert of Washington, D.C. The drawing took place on December 31, 1992 and Chicago Chapter Executive Director Tom O’Connell pulled the winning ticket from the barrel. He informed the... [Read more...]

Welcome to the “Gay 90s” …

What’s the real agenda? Russell Shaw, Washington-based director of public information for the Knights of Columbus and recently elected member of the Catholic League’s national board, wrote a rather insightful piece for Our Sunday Visitor recently delving into the underlying agenda of the current “gay rights” movement. Americans... [Read more...]

Former Georgetown University President dies

Rev. Timothy S. Healy, S.J., the former president of Georgetown University who was serving as president of the New York Public Library, died on December 30, 1992, after suffering a heart attack. He was 69. Father Healy’s 1988 appointment to the library position generated a storm of surprisingly bitter anti-Catholic rhetoric in the New York media.... [Read more...]

In Search of a National Morality: A Manifesto for Evangelicals and Catholics

Book Review Edited by William Bentley Ball Baker Book House: Grand Rapids Ignatius Press: San Francisco Paperback, 298 pages. 1992. We are very far away in this country from achieving a consensus on national morality. Society is so fragmented along ethnic, racial, religious, gender and plain preferential lines, one can legitimately wonder how we... [Read more...]

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