Catholic League names new president

The Catholic League Board of Directors has selected William A. Donohue, a college professor, a prolific writer and a popular spokesman on Catholic issues as its new president following an exhaustive national search. A native New Yorker with a Ph.D. in sociology from New York university, Donohue most recently served as Professor and Chair of the department... [Read more...]

The Believer as Citizen

One man’s vision and the Catholic League’s mission: by Quentin L. Quade Three years after his death, there are many ways to remember Father Virgil Blum. Those that come first to mind, of course, would be as a lover of Christ, as a loyal son and soldier of Christ’s Church, and as a proud member of the Society of Jesus, in which he spent... [Read more...]

League honors former Massachusetts governor

On April 15, 1993, the Massachusetts Chapter of the Catholic League held its Annual Award Banquet at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Framingham. This year’s recipient of the League’s prestigious John W. McCormack Public Service Award was the Honorable Edward J. King, former governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Last year’s McCormack... [Read more...]

League protests student gay-rights policy

The Catholic League has voiced strong opposition to a new Massachusetts Board of Education policy which asks school districts to train teachers in homosexual issues and to set up support groups for gay and homosexual students. Massachusetts Chapter executive director Joe Doyle called the move “a taxpayer-funded assault on traditional values.” “We... [Read more...]

Flynn’s Vatican appointment opposed by abortion camp

The appointment of former Boston Mayor Raymond L. Flynn as Ambassador to the Vatican is being vocally opposed by feminists and population-control advocates who find him a bit too pro-life for their liking. The New York Times reported that Frances Kissling, president of so-called “Catholics for Free Choice” was supportive of the effort and... [Read more...]

Chicago Brunch hears Quade, honors oustanding clergyman

More than 200 members and friends of the Catholic League’s Chicago chapter gathered in the Gold Coast room of the elegant Drake Hotel on Sunday, May 2, 1993 following Mass at nearby Holy Name Cathedral for the chapter’s annual brunch and Clergy Recognition Day. The chapter honored Father William T. Cullen, pastor of Ascension of Our Lord... [Read more...]

Cardinal praises League efforts

From the text of letter read to Catholic League Brunch As you gather for your annual celebration…it is my pleasure to extend to you my sincere congratulations, best wishes and promise of prayers. Although I would be delighted to join you for this special occasion, regretfully the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Priesthood Ordination of Bishop... [Read more...]

Minnesota deli owner wins

Hold the sandwich A Minnesota Court of Appeals has ruled that a delicatessen owner may refuse to deliver food to a health center where abortions are performed. Reversing a decision of the Minnesota Commission on Human Rights, the court held that the owner’s refusal was based on his objection to conduct (performance of abortions) rather than to... [Read more...]

Gays in the Military

The Senate Armed Services Committee is studying the military ban on homosexuals. If you would care to express your opinions to members of the committee, here is a complete list of committee members. Please note that area code 202 numbers are for their Washington, DC offices. ALL of them have the same mailing address: Senate Office Building, Washington,... [Read more...]


Long Island Chapter The League’s Long Island chapter held its annual Communion Breakfast on Sunday, April 25 at Chaminade High School in Mineola. The guest speaker was Rev. Robert Batule, a noted author and lecturer who serves as associate pastor at St. Martha in Uniondale. Father Batule’s topic was “The Decline of Catholic Culture.”... [Read more...]

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