California Assemblywoman Shelia James Kuehl has introduced legislation that would deny funds to Catholic hospitals that are collected through the sale of revenue bonds. The bill revokes the right to sell revenue bonds from any health facility that does not provide for the full range of reproductive services. In essence, it would penalize Catholic hospitals for [...]
In the last edition of Catalyst, we asked members to write to Bud Selig, Commissioner of Baseball, requesting that he suspend Ted Turner, owner of the Atlanta Braves, for his anti-Catholic remarks. We are grateful to all those who have followed through. At press time, a decision had yet to be rendered. We are still hoping [...]
Barbara Herbich has done a great documentary titled, "Polish Catholics in the Nazi Death Camps." PBS has plans to run it and the Catholic League was glad to make a donation to cover the costs. Its subject is the Nazi persecution of Polish Catholics and the Church.
Leona Snyder from Sauk Rapids, Minnesota won First Prize in the Spring Sweepstakes. Second Prize went to Ellen Wholey from Cheltenham, Pennsylvania and Gilbert Bussen from Wallace, Kansas won Third Prize. Congratulations to all three and many thanks to all who participated.
This expanded edition of Catalyst was necessitated by the surge of anti-Catholicism that hit us all at once from many parts of the country. For your interest, and for the historical record, we are including several pages dealing with the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence in San Francisco. What follows is the exchange of letters that William Donohue and [...]
"This kind of parody and theatricality is nothing new. I think the church could learn more about tolerance and being able to laugh at themselves." (Brother Karekin, Episcopal friar of the Brotherhood of St. Gregory, San Francisco Examiner, 4/5/99) The San Francisco Archdiocese "has been on something of a jihad against gays and lesbians." (Supervisor Tom Ammiano, San [...]
Three new chapters have been formed. Al Kresta is the president of the Ann Arbor chapter, David Fielding takes charge in Pittsburgh and Charles Helms leads the Dallas chapter. We are delighted to have them on board.