Were We Fair, or Unfair, to Jane Pauley? You Decide

Dear Dr. Donohue, I think the thing that makes me saddest about the complaint registered in Ray Kerrison’s column is your perverse desire to turn a friend into an enemy. I may be a member of a sometimes snide and cynical industry, but I think I have a reputation that should have earned for me, at the least, the benefit of a doubt. I hope you... [Read more...]

San Diego Union-Tribune Cartoon Draws League Response

To the Editor: It is truly regrettable that S. Kelly, your cartoonist and the Union-Tribune continue to engage in Catholic-bashing (Editorial Page cartoon, July 12, 1995). While the Holy Father makes a sincere effort to reach out to disaffected women within the Church with a pastoral letter which extends good will and conciliation the Union-Tribune... [Read more...]

High Court Backs Gay Ban in St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ending a bitter three-year controversy the United States Supreme Court ruled on june 19, that the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council, organizers of Boston’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade, can bar homosexual groups from marching in the parade. Justice David Souter, writing for a unanimous Court in Hurley v. Irish-American Gays, framed the... [Read more...]

Religious Freedom Advances in Rosenberger Case

The United States Supreme Court has ruled that the University of Virginia must allow student activities fees to be used to help defray publication costs of a religiously oriented student magazine. Rejecting the university’s argument that funding a Christian publication would violate the First Amendment’s Establishment Clause, five justices... [Read more...]

Coming and Going

The Catholic League is in transition. Having recently acquired Bernadette Brady as Vice President, the League has now hired Susan Fani and Adrienne Chevrestt as Executive Assistants. Susan, a recent graduate of Holy Cross, will replace Karen Lynn Krugh. Karen is leaving to pursue a Master’s degree in Theology at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.... [Read more...]

Short Vote Short Circuits Educational Choice

by Arthur J. Delaney President, Greater Philadelphia/ South Jersey Chapter With Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge pushing hard to pass his educational choice bill, the centerpiece of his educational reform plan, and with 95 affirmative votes out of the needed 102 already on the vote tally board, House Speaker Matthew Ryan ordered the June 16 vote stricken... [Read more...]

Note on “GOSPA”

We received several letters criticizing the Catholic League’s promotion of the movie “GOSPA.” Readers maintained that the Holy See has never confirmed the veracity of the alleged apparitions at Medjugorje. The readers are right. Our point was simply that, in the wake of the movie “Priest,” this is one movie which treats... [Read more...]

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