January-February Issue 1993

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League denounces Boston ”Domestic Partners” vote

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights denounced the January 28 passage of a "domestic partners" measure by the Boston City Council, calling it "an attack on the family, on religious freedom rights, and on the pockets of the taxpayers." Massachusetts Chapter Executive Director C. Joseph Doyle said, "The so-called Family Protection Act is a [...]

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Catholic Clout – Who Sez?

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

So what are we to make of all this? Surely there are a lot more Catholics than gays in New York, so where does Mayor Dinkins get off offending all those Catholic voters in an election year? William Buckley, Jr. got right to the heart o f the matter in a recent column. He noted that [...]

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The Courage to speak bluntly

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

Dr. Irene lmpellizzeri offered these remarks before the Cathedral Club of the diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y. on May 18, 1992. Irene lmpellizeri is a member of the New York City School Board, a champion of sound public education and an outspoken critic of school policies which undercut parental responsibility. For her courage to speak bluntly on these [...]

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Pro-life activists are not the KKK

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

High Court rules... On January 13, 1993, the Supreme Court ruled in Bray v. Alexandria Women's Health Cinic that the Ku Klux Klan Act is not applicable to pro-life activists engaged in Operation Rescue. The federal statute at issue was 42 U.S.C. section 1985 (3) which was based on an Act passed in 1871 to protect [...]

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ABA moves against religious student groups while defections continue

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

The Law Student Division of the American Bar Association has proposed that law school chapters be denied funding and participation if they exclude persons on the basis of creed or sexual orientation. This latest bout of ABA dabbling in "political correctness" comes hard on the heels of the parent organization's embrace of the pro-abortion agenda. The Christian [...]

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The Freedom of Choice Act

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

Yet another look... In the aftermath of the Webster v. Reproductive Health Services decision in 1989, which permitted certain limited restrictions on abortion, Congress considered a "Freedom of Choice Act" (FOCA) which was designed to prevent any further intrusions on the "right" to choose abortion. Knowing full well that President Bush would veto the bill and [...]

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“Sister Mary Ignatius” gets put in her place at Tufts

By | January 2nd, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

Tufts University President, John DiBiaggio, has publicly expressed his dismay after a campus production of "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You." After acknowledging the theatrical group's absolute right to produce the play "as an exercise of First Amendment freedom," he went on to express his "profound regret" that the theater group had chosen to [...]

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Groups seek end to Vatican ties

By | January 1st, 1993|Categories: Catalyst Online, Catholic League Newsletter, Features|Tags: |

The New York Times reports that Americans United for Separation of Church and State are asking President Clinton to discontinue the practice of sending a U.S. representative to the Vatican. The United States extended full diplomatic relations to the Vatican during the Reagan administration following decades of informal representation. The current ambassador, Dr. Thomas P. Melady, is [...]

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