Catholic League on the Web
The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights provides Internet users many of its publications and press releases on its web page. It also provides this summary of the organization's purpose.
What Does the Catholic League Do?
• When slanderous assaults are made against the Catholic Church, the Catholic League hits the newspapers, television, and radio talk shows defending the right of the Church to promote its teachings with as much verve as any other institution in society.
• When Catholics are the victims of a bigoted portrayal by the media, the Catholic League issues news releases bringing the matter to the attention of the public. It may also encourage a boycott of the program's sponsors.
• When Catholic students or employees are denied their rights in school or on the job, the Catholic League makes a formal response to the guilty parties; the league response may include litigation.
• When the religious freedom rights of any American are threatened, the Catholic League stands ready to fight for justice in the courts.
• When Catholics are slighted by public officials, the Catholic League calls press conferences alerting the public to the unacceptable behavior of their servants.
• When Catholic interests are unfairly represented by public policy initiatives, the Catholic League offers testimony before legislative bodies to set the record straight.
• When officials in government, the media and education need an informed perspective on Catholic civil rights issues, the Catholic League provides a quick and effective response.
The above list is hardly inclusive of all Catholic League activities, but it does provide some idea of what we do. In essence, the Catholic League monitors the culture, acting as a watchdog agency and defender of the civil rights of all Catholics. Much of what we do is reported in our monthly journal.
- January 17, 1999