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... [Read more...]Catholic Clout – Who Sez?
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 the Catholic vote in New York City was more than 35% of the total vote... [Read more...]The Courage to speak bluntly
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 important... [Read more...]Pro-life activists are not the KKK
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 blacks from the Ku Klux Klan... [Read more...]ABA moves against religious student groups while defections continue
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... [Read more...]The Freedom of Choice Act
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... [Read more...]“Sister Mary Ignatius” gets put in her place at Tufts
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”... [Read more...]Groups seek end to Vatican ties
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,... [Read more...]