“GAY JESUS” COMING TO BROADWAY

June 27, 1998

This fall, the Manhattan Theatre Club is scheduled to produce a Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” that makes reference to Jesus having sex with the twelve apostles. When the Catholic League learned of this play, it immediately voiced its objections; its news release was picked up by newspapers across the country. This, in turn, led... [Read more...]

“MAD TV” BASHES CATHOLIC PRIEST

June 27, 1998

The April 25 edition of Fox’s “Mad TV” contained a skit about an Irish Catholic priest who visits a patient in the hospital. It intimated that the priest was a child molester and an alcoholic. It showed him grabbing the behind of the mother of the dying patient and repeatedly fondling the breasts of the patient. The patient called him... [Read more...]

REDEFINING MORALITY

June 27, 1998

William A. Donohue A few years ago, Daniel Patrick Moynihan wrote a brilliant article explaining how our society was “defining deviancy down.” What he observed was the disturbing tendency to approve of behavior that previously had been labeled deviant. He was right in his assessment, but he didn’t adequately address its root causes. Over... [Read more...]

NO TO BENEFITS FOR UNMARRIED COUPLES

June 27, 1998

The following op-ed piece by William Donohue appeared in the New York Daily News on May 19. Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has done more to restore civility to New York than any other mayor. That is why it is so frustrating to see him now endorse legislation that would help to destabilize the institutions of marriage and the family, the very font of social... [Read more...]

IN DEFENSE OF PIUS XII — AGAIN!

June 27, 1998

by Sister Margherita Marchione With the issuance of the Vatican document, “We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah,” voices adversely judging Pope Pius XII’s alleged “silence” have increased. Some writers are igniting flames of hatred by claiming that the Catholic Church is responsible for the Holocaust. The evidence is overwhelmingly... [Read more...]

This advertisement appeared in the New York Times OP-ED page on Friday, May 22, 1998

June 27, 1998

CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S SILVER ANNIVERSARY (1973-1998) Twenty-five years ago this month, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights was founded by Father Virgil Blum, S.J. Established to defend individual Catholics and the institutional Church against defamation and discrimination, the league has surged in membership in recent years to 350,000,... [Read more...]

SCRANTON-AREA CATHOLIC SCHOOL DRAWS BUSY-BODIES

June 27, 1998

On April 17, Auxiliary Bishop John Dougherty of the Diocese of Scranton spoke at Bishop O’Reilly High School. During his talk, Bishop Dougherty was greeted with disrespect by members of the junior class. School administrators and faculty overwhelmingly decided that all juniors would be barred from the May 15thjunior/senior prom; the junior class has... [Read more...]

FIEGER, KEVORKIAN’S LAWYER, UNFIT TO GOVERN

June 27, 1998

Geoffrey Fieger, attorney to suicide doctor Jack Kevorkian, is running for governor in Michigan. Over the past few years, Fieger and his client—from whom he has never distanced himself—have not just disagreed with the Catholic Church’s teachings on life issues, they have attacked and disparaged Roman Catholicism. Consequently, the Catholic League... [Read more...]

SICKNESS IN SEATTLE

June 27, 1998

In late April and early May, the Seattle’s Art/Not Terminal gallery featured two obscene, blasphemous paintings, both of which were displayed in the gallery’s window. As described by Michelle Malkin in the Seattle Times, the first painting showed “a smiling papal figure standing between two nuns. Each nun has her hand on the head of a male... [Read more...]

DONOHUE ON “FIRING LINE”

June 27, 1998

PBS will soon air a recently taped special two-hour edition of “Firing Line” that featured a debate over the question, “Is the ACLU Full of Baloney?” On one side was William F. Buckley, Jr., William Donohue, Lino Graglia and Robert Knight. The ACLU side was represented by Ira Glasser, Nadine Stroessen, Leon Botstein and Barry... [Read more...]

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