November Issue 1994

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High Court Asked to Review Virginia Case

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League has joined a coalition of religious organizations in asking the Supreme Court to review a lower court decision that held constitutional a university's refusal to fund a Christian journal. Background The University of Virginia collects mandatory student activity fees each semester. These fees are placed in a Student Activities Fund (SAF) and distributed [...]

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National Lawyers Association Seeks to Attract Pro-Life ABA Members

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

When the American Bar Association decided two years ago to abandon its position of neutrality on abortion, several thousand of the organization's members resigned in protest. In response to the ABA's endorsement of Roe v. Wade and the subsequent resignations by members who deplored the ABA's action, a group of pro-life attorneys met in St. Louis [...]

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Christian Coalition’s “Road to Victory”

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

By Karen Lynn Krugh Washington, D.C. was again the site for the national conference of the Christian Coalition. Nearly 3,500 attendees were on hand to hear senators and congressmen, priests and pastors, doctors and lawyers, and grass-roots activists from around the country promoting traditional values. Sentiments like "family values," "choice in education," "back to basics," "pro-family" [...]

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Massachusetts Award Banquet

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On Wednesday, November 2, 1994, the Massachusetts Chapter will hold its Annual Award Banquet at the Sheraton Tara Hotel in Braintree, Massachusetts. There will be a reception at 6:30p.m. followed by dinner at 7:00p.m. The 1994 recipient of the John W. McCormack Public Service Award will be former Boston Mayor (and former League national vice-president) John [...]

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Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey Dinner

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey Chapter will honor Jim Jandrisitz at its annual Person of the Year Dinner on Friday, December 9, 1994, at Duggan's on the Boulevard. The guest speaker will be Catholic League President Dr. William A. Donohue. For reservations or further details contact Jim Nolan at the Catholic League, 5735 Rising Sun Avenue, Philadelphia, [...]

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League Criticizes Government Intrusion

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On September 29, Catholic League president William Donohue sent a letter to Congressman Newt Gingrich, House Republican Whip, registering his concerns over a proposed bill, the Lobbying Disclosure Act. If the bill were to pass, it would create major difficulties for grass-roots organizations, tying them to a web of new government-mandated forms and regulations. But the implications for a [...]

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League Assists Colorado Catholic

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League has come to the assistance of Michael Cyrus, father of a daughter who attends Centauri High School in La Jara, Colorado. Mr. Cyrus contacted the League to help him in his dispute with teacher Gary Benson. It seems that Mr. Benson has taken liberties with his academic freedom, especially as it pertains to [...]

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Another Pro-Life Controversy

By | November 2nd, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

By James M. Scutero Once again the Catholic Church has stood firm on a Pro-Life issue only to be derided by those who would benefit most from its teachings. The Church has vigorously pleaded with those who are at risk of developing AIDS to abstain from premarital sex and illegal drugs. Along with these sound prevention [...]

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