JUSTICE SCALIA’S CATHOLICISM COMES UNDER FIRE

Catalyst October Issue 2003

Michael Newdow, the atheist who wants the courts to ban the words “under God” from the Pledge of Allegiance, is now seeking to bar U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia from having any say in this case. Newdow’s court filing maintains that Scalia’s public remarks on religion disqualify him from objectively ruling on this... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC SCHOOLS OPEN AMIDST CONTROVERSIES

Catalyst October Issue 2003

Catholic schools opened to a range of controversies this year. For example, a lesbian couple in Eugene, Oregon made a formal complaint to the Eugene Human Rights Commission charging that O’Hara Catholic School has refused admission to their 4-year-old daughter because of their sexual orientation. Meanwhile, Regina High School in the Cleveland... [Read more...]

HOUSE PASSES VOUCHER PLAN FOR D.C. BUT NOT WITHOUT SHENANIGANS

Catalyst October Issue 2003

On September 5, by a narrow margin, 205-203, the House of Representatives passed legislation that permits vouchers for poor District of Columbia students; four Democrats joined 201 Republicans in approving the bill. Then the shenanigans began. Angry at losing, the losers brought the issue back for another vote on September 9. They lost again, though... [Read more...]

CBS DIGS ITSELF IN DEEPER

Catalyst October Issue 2003

In the last issue of Catalyst, we did an article on how CBS has misreported a story regarding a 1962 Vatican document. William Donohue blew up at CBS when interviewed by Paula Zahn on CNN and asked league members to contact the network. Now we’ve learned that CBS has dug itself in deeper. The Vatican document was a set of punitive guidelines... [Read more...]

CENSORING PROLIFE SPEECH IN SAN FRANCISCO

CATALYST OCTOBER ISSUE 2003

San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors has voted to curtail the free-speech rights of prolife protesters. Previously, before the police could cite demonstrators for harassment, women seeking an abortion had to inform protesters to cease their expression; alternatively, women had to instruct them that they want to be left alone. Under the new law,... [Read more...]

CONTACT THE DNC!

Catalyst October Issue 2003

It is not enough for us to blast the connection between the Democratic National Committee and Catholics for a Free Choice in the pages of the New York Times. Read the ad here and then get as many family members and friends to contact the DNC. Here is how to do it: Democratic National Committee 430 S. Capitol Street, S.E. Washington, D.C. 20003 Telephone:... [Read more...]

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