Dear Catholic Members of Congress:
On December 2, the Center for Policy Alternatives is holding its annual Summit on the States at the Capital Hilton. Included in this year’s program is a meeting hosted by Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC) titled, “Progressive, Pro-choice and Catholic—An Endangered Species?” The strategy session is expected to include presentations from Catholic pro-choice members of Congress.
CFFC is not simply an abortion-rights group—it is a profoundly anti-Catholic organization. That is why the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has twice voted to condemn CFFC as a fraud. CFFC’s president, Frances Kissling, has even gone so far as to say that her goal is to “overthrow” the Catholic Church.
My reason for writing is plain: any Catholic who consorts with CFFC is no friend of the Catholic Church. Accordingly, I urge all of you not to attend this session. In the event you decide to be a part of Kissling’s session, I can assure you that I will give your presence at this event free publicity: your constituents need to know who their leaders really are.
William A. Donohue, Ph.D.
Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights