CARDINAL O’CONNOR MADE TARGET OF SLANDER

October 27, 1998

Polly Rothstein, president of the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion, has blamed John Cardinal O’Connor for the killing of the Buffalo abortionist, Dr. Barnett Slepian; she has also accused Protestant minister James Dobson for the doctor’s death. “Without these leaders spewing hate, there would be no anti-abortion movements,” she... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS, PROTESTANTS, JEWS AND MUSLIMS PROTEST “CORPUS CHRISTI”

October 27, 1998

The Catholic League is delighted with the strong support it has received for its protest of Terrence McNally’s blasphemous play, “Corpus Christi.” It is proud to announce that the following 49 organizations, representing the four major religions in the United States today, have signed a formal letter of protest objecting to the play: Acton... [Read more...]

BROADWAY’S PROBLEM: CATHOLICISM

October 27, 1998

In the “Weekend” section of the September 18th edition New York Times, several plays were advertised on one page. Four of them deal with Catholicism, one way or another: “Corpus Christi”; “Tony n’ Tina”; “Nunsense A-Men!”; and “Late Nite Catechism.” Their treatment of Catholicism, as even... [Read more...]

A PABLUM CULTURE?

October 27, 1998

William A. Donohue This past summer, New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Catholic League of being “too thin-skinned.” Though we were not the only example he provided, he began and finished his piece with us. He is concerned that when groups like the Catholic League protest plays like “Corpus Christi,” the result... [Read more...]

CONSENT ALONE IS NO BASIS FOR MORALITY

October 27, 1998

William A. Donohue In his magnificent encyclical, Veritatis Splendor, Pope John Paul II said that the foundation of freedom was the Ten Commandments. This is, without doubt, one of the most radical and counter-cultural ideas of our age. It not only runs counter to the dominant thinking in the West, it is rejected with a ferociousness that is almost... [Read more...]

NEW AGE BLISS

October 27, 1998

It is a sign of the times that interest in New Age religions is booming. What these religions have to offer reads like a do-it-yourself therapeutic workshop. One New Age website that we tapped into says that it offers “a new perspective in the evolution of spiritual concepts.” That it does. “Spiritual Persistence,” the website... [Read more...]

CBS FLIPS THE RIGHT WAY

October 27, 1998

We weren’t sure what was going to happen. That is why we were as pleased as we were relieved when we learned that, in the end, CBS decided to flip-flop the right way by gutting an anti-Catholic remark. A new CBS show, “The King of Queens,” premiered on September 21. We were anxious to find out if the show deleted an anti-Catholic line... [Read more...]

GOV. PATAKI MAKES RIGHT CHURCH-STATE DECISION

October 27, 1998

In the wake of a fire that devastated New York’s Central Synagogue on August 28, Governor George Pataki ordered a state of emergency that allows the congregation to use the New York State Armory on Park Avenue; access was granted for 10 days, from the eve of Rosh Hashanah on September 20 until Yom Kippur on September 29. The governor’s order suspended... [Read more...]

HEADS UP FOR “TRINITY”

October 27, 1998

On October 16, NBC will air a new show, “Trinity.” Its Department of Media Relations describes the show as a “powerful one-hour drama” from executive producer John Wells; Wells produced “ER.” The plot revolves around the McCallisters, “a working-class Irish-Catholic family from New York’ Hell’s Kitchen.”... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS CAN’T GO TO HEAVEN

October 27, 1998

Imagine what you would do if you learned that your child, or grandchild, came home from school one day and told you that he was taught that he couldn’t get into heaven because he was a Catholic. This is exactly what Wayne and Debra Anderson were told when their daughter, Jenny, came home from class at Eagle Nest Elementary School in Eagle Nest, New... [Read more...]

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