March Issue 1995

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“60 Minutes” Rigs Show Against Catholic Church

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

On January 22, the CBS program "60 Minutes" aired a segment on the Catholic dissident group Call to Action. The segment covered a Call to Action conference held in Chicago in November, 1994, treating viewers to comments from the most alienated portions of the Catholic community. In the wake of the show, the headquarters of the Catholic League was deluged with phone calls and letters, all of which asked [...]

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League Wins Key Religious Freedom Case

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

In late January, the Catholic League received word that it had won an important religious freedom case. At stake was whether Catholic landlords can exercise their religious beliefs by refusing to rent an apartment to an unwed couple. The Catholic League, which had filed an amicus brief on behalf of the landlords, was delighted with the news. [...]

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Distortions and Lies About the Catholic Church

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

There is a great deal of distortion and outright lying going on about the Catholic Church these days, and the time has come to name names. I'll begin at home base. Over the past several years, Father Andrew Greeley has made quite a spectacle of himself hawking his sex novels. But usually Father Greeley can be [...]

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Clinton’s Catholic Problem

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

By William A. Donohue This article first appeared in the January 1995 issue of Crisis magazine. It is reprinted here with permission. Recently, when someone from the White House called to defend the Clinton administration on the charge of anti-Catholicism, I waited to hear something persuasive. But as I will reveal, nothing he said proved very convincing. [...]

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The Case of the Vanishing Crucifix Earns League Letter

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Dr. Ron Collins Vice President of Academic Affairs and Provost Eastern Michigan University Room 106, Welch Hall Ypsilanti,MI 48197 Dear Dr. Collins: It has come to my attention that Professor Joanna Scott, Chairperson of the Department of Political Science, has removed a crucifix that was affixed to the wall above the desk of graduate assistant Thomas C. Skrobola. Mr. [...]

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Justice Department Exceeds Its Reach

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On January 20, the Boston Globe reported that Attorney General Janet Reno announced that the Justice Department "will be monitoring antiabortion rhetoric." The Catholic League sought verification of this report and found that it was accurate. On January 17, the Justice Department released a statement that opens with the following sentence: "The Justice Department is reviewing [...]

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Demagoguery Marks Planned Parenthood

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In an advertisement in the New York Times of January 5, Planned Parenthood blamed Cardinal O'Connor and Cardinal Law for the killings by John Salvi of two receptionists at an abortion clinic in Brookline, Massachusetts on December 30. The ad labeled Cardinal O'Connor's statement that "you cannot prevent killing by killing" as "a backhanded apology for [...]

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New Address for Philadelphia Chapter

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Greater Philadelphia - South Jersey Chapter may be contacted at (215) 673-7388. Their fax number is 673-4733. The new chapter president is Arthur J. Delaney. He is ably assisted by Executive Director Michael Curry and Communications Director Gerard St. John. Mail should go to the chapter at P.O. Box 14573, Philadelphia, PA 19115.

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The League’s New York Times Ad

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League's "Open Letter" (click here) published in the New York Times, January 20, 1995. The ad was made possible by the generosity of our members. (The ad is shown reduced in size to fit this page.)

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Progress Made at Colorado High School

By | March 27th, 1995|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In the November issue of Catalyst, we notified League members of the disturbing situation in a school district in southern Colorado. Gary Benson, in his Cultural Geography class at Centauri High School, had been engaged in the propagation of misinformation about the Catholic Church to his students. He was quoting material directly from a William C. [...]

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