From Newsletter to Journal

For the past twenty years, the Catholic League published a newsletter describing the organization’s events. As we begin our third decade, the Catholic League will change from publishing a newsletter to publishing a journal. Why the change? A newsletter is primarily a house organ, a publication that details internal matters. But Catalyst has a... [Read more...]

League decries loss of parental rights in name of AIDS ‘education’

At federal, state and local levels… The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights is gravely concerned about the nature of recent government anti-AIDS programs. In a statement released January 16, Dr. William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League, presented the organization’s position: “The central problem with many recent... [Read more...]

Catholic League denounces Nation of Islam Hatred

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights joined with the Jewish Action Alliance and other civil rights organizations in condemning the hatred of spokesmen for the Nation of Islam. The following remarks were delivered at a press conference on January 25th in New York City. Dr. William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League, listed the... [Read more...]

The “New York Times” shows its bias once again

Media bias is something everyone seems to be complaining about these days, so it is hardly noteworthy to learn that Catholics feel mistreated as well. But just how much media bias is there against Catholics? Is it more or less than the bias that is directed at Others? According to Hilton Kramer, the bias that the media have against Catholics has no... [Read more...]


By C. Joseph Doyle C. Joseph Doyle is the Massachusetts-based Operations Director of the Catholic League. This article, reprinted here with permission, appeared in the January 1994 issue of The Catholic World Report. Frances Kissling and her Catholics for Free Choice have been in the news again, though not for the usual reasons. Kissling’s specialty... [Read more...]

The Write Stuff

The recent Vatican-Israel diplomatic accord generated countless editorials, articles and letters commenting on the accord and the history of Catholic-Jewish relations. Many of these served as springboards to unwarranted and unfounded commentaries on the Church, Pius XII and the Holocaust. This letter from Catholic League president William A. Donohue,... [Read more...]

Statement Before the Transportation Committee of the City of New York

January 27, 1994 The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, is grateful to be given the opportunity to testify on the controversy over MTA ads. Last fall the Catholic League protested the offensive VH-1 ad that pictured pop-singer Madonna alongside of our Blessed Lady and infant... [Read more...]


A common complaint among Americans is that they feel powerless to change society. Things are so out of control, goes the refrain, that there is nothing any one individual can do to make matters better. Let’s examine this popularly held conviction. If things are bad now, how did they get that way? May I suggest the obvious? They got that way because... [Read more...]

The City of Angels

The mayor of Los Angeles, Catholic League member Richard Riordan, has received high marks for his outstanding leadership in the wake of the devastating earthquake which struck that region in January. We pray for him and for all our members and friends – indeed for all the people of the Los Angeles area – as they rebuild their homes and their... [Read more...]

League joins NY school district case

Lemon test challenged The Catholic League has joined the American Center for Law and Justice in filing a friend of the court brief in the Supreme Court supporting the creation of a special school district to serve the needs of handicapped children in the village of Kiryas Joel, New York. In Board of¬†Education v. Grumet, (seep. 14 of Jan.-Feb. 1994... [Read more...]

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