Qualifying the Culture of Death

By William A. Donohue In his encyclical letter, Evangelium Vitae, Pope John Paul II warns against what he calls a “perverse freedom,” one that awards “absolute power over others and against others,” resulting, he says, in a “culture of death.” His concern is borne out of the reality that “broad sectors of public... [Read more...]

Testimony on Jersey City Voucher Program

October 12, 1995 The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, is grateful for the opportunity to testify on the proposed voucher program for Jersey City. For the record, it should be known that the Catholic League is politically non-partisan, having no interest whatsoever in furthering... [Read more...]

Statement Before the Transportation Committee of the City of New York

September 11, 1995 The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, is grateful for the opportunity to testify on the need for a revised MTA policy on advertisements. The Catholic League is proud of its track record in opposing offensive ads placed by the MTA. In September 1993, we... [Read more...]

Catholic League Review

The debut of the Catholic League’s cable television show, Catholic League Review, occurred on October 3 on Long Island’s Telicare channel. The first guest was Frank De Rosa, Director of Public Information for the Diocese of Brooklyn. Mr. De Rosa spoke about the months of planning that went into the preparations for the papal visit. Host... [Read more...]

Massachusetts Chapter Forms New Group

C. Joseph Doyle has resigned as Operations Director of the Catholic League so that he can establish a new organization, the Catholic Action League of Massachusetts. Doyle said that the increased Catholic bashing that is evident in Massachusetts requires a full-time commitment to the problem. Unfortunately, the constraints of his job as Operations Director... [Read more...]

Dr. Donohue Wins Cardinal Mindszenty Award

On September 23, Catholic League president William Donohue was awarded the 1995 Cardinal Mindszenty Foundation Freedom Award. Donohue spoke at the Cardinal Mindszenty Faith, Family and Freedom conference at the Rye Town Hilton in Rye, New York; he spoke on the subject of ”Anti-Catholicism in the 1990s,” and was presented the award at the... [Read more...]

Neiman Marcus Withdraws Ad

When Neiman Marcus ran an advertisement featuring a woman wearing Rosary beads around her neck – as if it were merely a necklace – the Catholic League took action. Vice President Bernadette Brady wrote a letter to Ann Richardson of the store’s Creative Advertising Department, requesting that the ad be withdrawn. Professing concern,... [Read more...]

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