US BISHOPS DENOUNCE DATABASE ON PRO-LIFERS

US BISHOPS DENOUNCE DATABASE ON PRO-LIFERS by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, June 27 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US National Conference of Catholic Bishops has condemned the use of a secret Justice Department criminal database to track and monitor peaceful and law abiding pro-life organizations. The database includes information on whether such groups have political clout or are opposed to Clinton administration policies on health care, homosexuals and abortion. Insight magazine, which discovered that a secret government database called VAAPCON contained information on the National Conference of Catholic Bishops, reports that a NCCB spokesman said: “If such a database does exist, the attorney general […]
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FBI DATABASE MONITORS PRO-LIFERS AND CATHOLIC BISHOPS

FBI DATABASE MONITORS PRO-LIFERS AND CATHOLIC BISHOPS by LifeSiteNews.com WASHINGTON, June 26 (LifeSiteNews.com) – The US government’s secret database on pro-lifers contains files on the US Catholic Bishops according to a recent report in Insight magazine. As LifeSite reported in July 1999, Judicial Watch, a US government watchdog, confirmed the existence of a database on pro-life leaders called VAAPCON. Insight reports that newly obtained internal Justice Department documents lay out justification for “intrusive investigative activity.” Agencies implicated in the report include the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, the U.S. Postal Inspection and U.S. Marshals services and other […]
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