Nazi Slur of Vatican Implicates Congressmen

The May fund-raising letter of the Washington-based Population Institute referred to the Holy See as the “anti-contraceptive gestapo.” The statement, made in reference to the Holy See’s teachings on marriage and the family, was designed to mobilize members against the Vatican’s position at the upcoming U.N. event in Beijing,... [Read more...]

CBS Show Slams Catholicism

The June 4 episode of the CBS show “The Wright Verdicts” was the most bigoted portrayal of Catholics and the Catholic Church to have appeared on any television program thus far in 1995. Every possible negative stereotype was used to convey the message that the Catholic Church is a despicable organization. Here is a partial list of the characterizations... [Read more...]

The Politics of the Catholic League

Unfriendly news reporters often tag the Catholic League as “the archconservative Catholic League,” or something to that effect. Friendly news reporters don’t make that charge, but they are curious as to how I respond to such charges. Now that I’ve been president of the Catholic League for two years, the time is right to clear... [Read more...]

Anti-Life, Anti-Catholic

By K. D. Whitehead If there are still any Catholics around today who imagine that their faith and their Church are going to be the beneficiaries of tolerance and respect, these Catholics have evidently not been paying very close attention to the kind of world it is that has been emerging out there in recent years. The kind of world that has been emerging... [Read more...]

A Protestant Looks A I Catholic Bashing

by Waller W. Benjamin My boyhood years during the 1940s were spent in a small town in southwestern Minnesota. There were many virtues in that idyllic community but religious tolerance and ecumenism were not among them. The virus of anti-Catholicism was as pervasive then as was polio during the dog days of July and August. Only unlike polio, hating Catholics... [Read more...]

Catholic League Hires Vice President

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is proud to announce that Bernadette Brady has been appointed Vice President of the Catholic League. Ms. Brady, who is currently the Deputy Director of the Family Life/Respect Life office of the Archdiocese of New York, has worked in the New York Archdiocese for nineteen years. She is perhaps most noted... [Read more...]

Disney Protests Continue

The Catholic League wishes to thank all of the members who participated in the petition drive against Disney, launched in the May issue of Catalyst. Of the thousands of petitions returned to the national head-quarters, the majority had several names per petition. Many, in fact, had lists of names. The League estimates that at least 7,500 names were... [Read more...]

Looking for an Alternative to Disney?

“Catholic videos that compete with Disney-and win!” That’s how the Catholic Family Media Guide described a series of delightful videos distributed by Creative Communication Center of America and aimed squarely at Catholic youngsters. Titles currently available include: Bernadette: The Princess of Lourdes, Francis: The Knight of Assisi,... [Read more...]

Doles Respond To Disney

On March 31, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote to four Congressional leaders asking them to make a statement regarding the anti-Catholic movie “Priest.” Senators Robert Dole (R) and Thomas Daschle (D) and Representatives Newt Gingrich (R) and Richard Gephardt (D) were contacted, but only Senator Dole responded. On April 14,... [Read more...]

League Pickets “Priest”

On Saturday, May 20, one hundred supporters of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Catholic League picketed the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham, Massachusetts, over the decision of the theatre owner to show the anti-Catholic movie “Priest.” League members prayed the Rosary, carried signs proclaiming “Stop Catholic-bashing,” and... [Read more...]

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