League Threatens RICO Action Against ACT-UP; Demonstration at National Shrine Fizzles

By William A. Donohue As an anti-defamation organization, much of what the Catholic League does is reactive in nature, that is, we respond to instances of bias and bigotry. But given the times we live in, it is not always acceptable to wait until problems emerge. Being pro-active has its risks, but being passive is not without risks either. The recent... [Read more...]

League Backs Boston St. Patrick’s Parade Cancellation

The Catholic League applauded the decision of the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council to cancel the St. Patrick’s Day parade rather than submit to a court order allowing homosexual activists to march as a separate unit. The League’s Boston office director C. Joseph Doyle called the decision an “act of courage, principle and integrity.” The... [Read more...]

Does the New York Times Employ Idiots or Bigots?

When I was a kid, I used to watch the New York St. Patrick’s Day Parade on TV with my grandfather. An Irish immigrant and former member of the New York City Police Department, Patrick Flynn wouldn’t miss watching that parade for all the money in the world. Then when I went to high school, I marched in the parade every year, enjoying it even... [Read more...]


If I had to name the one place in the U.S. where Catholic bashing is most prevalent, it would be in higher education. Sure, the media love to bash Catholics, and so does Hollywood. There is bias on the job, in the arts and even in some government programs and regulations. But anyone who has spent much time in the academy knows that the typical college... [Read more...]


By Rev. John H. Miller, C.S.C., S.T.D Father John H. Miller is the editor of Social Justice Review and the author of four books: Fundamentals of the Liturgy (1960), Signs of Transformation in Christ (1963), Called by Love (1989), and Love Responds (1990) . This article appeared in the January-February 1994 issue of Social Justice Review and is reprinted... [Read more...]

Ashes to Ashes…

A LaGrange, Georgia, police detective, marking his first Ash Wednesday as a Catholic, was suspended for one day without pay for refusing to remove ashes from his forehead. Dr. Donohue has spoken to the dectective, Mark Clay, and has promised to intervene in the courts if his internal appeals within the department prove unsuccessful.  Read More →

Dust to Dust…

Bishop Roger Schwietz, O.M.I., bishop of the diocese of Duluth, Minnesota, has resigned his position on the board of directors of the United Way of Greater Duluth because two member agencies violated the agency’s abortion neutrality policy with the knowledge of the United Way executive committee. Bishop Schwietz has asked his flock to reconsider... [Read more...]

Trash to Trash…

The Media Research Center (Alexandria, Virginia) reports that in over 1,000 hours of first-run prime-time TV broadcasting last year on the four major networks, religion came up only 116 times. Lay men and women shown practicing their faith were depicted unfavorably by a 68 to 18 percent margin. Clergy fared just slightly better (?) with 59 percent... [Read more...]

Donohue Addresses N.Y. Police Holy Name Society Breakfast

By Karen Lynn Krugh It was like St. Patrick’s Day all over again. Just three days after the annual parade, nearly two thousand police officers, marching to the sound of bagpipes and bass drums, paraded down Fifth Avenue and into St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the 76th Annual Mass and Communion Breakfast of the Holy Name Society of the Police... [Read more...]

N.Y. St. Pat’s Parade Marred by Protesters

“Whose streets?” “Our streets!” “Whose streets?” “Our streets!” Over and over, the chanting continued as one by one they were lifted into the waiting paddy-wagon. For the third time in as many years, ILGO (the Irish Lesbian and Gay Organization) had made it’s presence known in New York’s St.... [Read more...]

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