ERRATUM

In the July/August Catalyst, we said that “The advanced illness of the AIDS-stricken author [John Boswell] will at least spare us from an endless round of fawning appearances on ‘news’ and talk shows.” There are two problems with this: a) it comes across as callous (though the intent was otherwise) and b) it is inaccurate (Boswell,... [Read more...]

Vote on Jersey City Voucher Plan Nears

Giving parents the right to choose what school they would like to send their children to is an idea whose time has come. The most popular measure toward that end is the voucher program. If parents could present a voucher to any public, private or parochial school they chose, the net result would be to either make the poor schools better or to drive... [Read more...]

League Scores N.Y. State Attorney General

On August 26, the Catholic League condemned the suspension of Thomas Neidl, head of the criminal investigations unit in the N. Y. Attorney General’s office, for simply registering his moral convictions in a private conversation. New York State Attorney General Oliver Koppell suspended Neidl, who is a Roman Catholic, for conveying in a private... [Read more...]

Know Your Catholic Congressmen

The following is a list of Catholic members of the United States Congress. We offer it for your information only. We have made no judgement as to their voting records or their Catholicity. Voting record evaluations are available from many organizations, both liberal and conservative. CATHOLIC MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES CATHOLIC MEMBERS... [Read more...]

AN OPEN LETTER TO THE PRESIDENT

This half-page ad sponsored by the Catholic League ran in all editions of the New York Times on Monday, August 29.  Read More →

League Assists Pro-Lifers in Cairo

The Catholic League was glad to contribute $1,000 to help fund a pro-life booth at the Cairo Conference. The money went to the World Organization for the Family and was used to promote a more balanced perspective in the media of pro-life objections to the Cairo Conference.  Read More →

Anti-Porn Campaign

October 30 to November 6 marks the White Ribbon Against Pornography (WRAP) Campaign. Morality and Media, which does splendid work, is conducting the campaign. For more information, write Morality and Media, 475 Riverside Drive, New York, New York 10115 or call (212) 870-3222 for information about the campaign in your area.  Read More →

League Airs on EWTN

In late October, Catholic League president William A. Donohue, and League board of directors member Russell Shaw, will appear on the EWTN show “The Abundant Life.” The show, which is hosted and directed by Johnnette Benkovic, will address Catholic-bashing and the Media. It is scheduled to air on the following dates: October 23 at 6:00p.m.;... [Read more...]

Calling All Catholic Writers

If your’re a writer, or would like to become one, you may want to contact Hap Corbett, the editor and publisher of The Christian Response. Please write to him at The Christian Response, Route 2, Box 1, Staples, MN 56479- 9030.  Read More →

Focus on Faith

How would you react to the following situation? You are reading the New York Times when you come upon a full page ad with the headline “An Open Letter to Pope John Paul II.” The letter begins with “Dear Pope John Paul II” – no “Your Holiness” or “Most Holy Father,” just “Dear Pope,” Then... [Read more...]

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