TED TURNER APOLOGY ACCEPTED; SUSPENSION FROM BASEBALL SOUGHT

April 26, 1999

On February 16, TV-mogul Ted Turner made offensive anti-Catholic and anti-Polish remarks. The next day, the Catholic League issued a news release criticizing Turner for his comments. Turner apologized to us that same day, and on February 18, we accepted his apology. Presidential hopeful Gary Bauer also criticized Turner. Turner made his remarks at a... [Read more...]

ABORTION ALTERNATIVE DEFENDED

April 26, 1999

Germaine Greer, one of the world’s leading feminists, stunned her English colleagues when she blasted feminists for trumpeting their “pro-abortion” politics. In her new book,The Whole Woman Abortion, Greer continues to argue the necessity of keeping abortion legal, but criticizes feminists for touting abortion as a victory for women. Greer... [Read more...]

IS OUR CULTURE IN SUDDEN DEATH?

April 26, 1999

William A. Donohue Paul Weyrich, president of the Free Congress Foundation, made quite a splash in February when he announced that our culture was irretrievably lost. “The culture we are living in,” wrote Weyrich, “becomes an ever-wider sewer.” With certainty, he wrote that “we are caught up in a cultural collapse of historic... [Read more...]

“HOW TO LOSE THE CULTURE WARS”

April 26, 1999

by Thomas Sowell In the aftermath of the Senate’s acquittal of Bill Clinton, conservative activist Paul Weyrich—author of the term “the Moral majority”—now says “I no longer believe that there is a moral majority. . . . I do not believe that a majority of Americans actually share our values.” Increasingly, those who believe... [Read more...]

“JEWS, CATHOLICS, AND POPE PIUS XII: IS THE MEDIA EXPRESSING PREJUDICE TOWARD CHRISTIANITY?”

April 26, 1999

by Sr. Margherita Marchione Members of the media seem to deliberately falsify historical facts about the Holocaust, periodically renewing their attacks on Pope Pius XII. Unfortunately these false statements can engender the same hateful feelings that in the past have led to both anti-Catholicism and anti-Semitism. In the words of the Jewish-Hungarian... [Read more...]

PRO-LIFE SPEECH IS SPECIAL

April 26, 1999

The decision by a federal jury to make abortion opponents pay $107 million in damages for a website bearing “wanted” posters of abortion doctors raised more issues than it resolved. The Oregon jury took aim at the Nuremberg website, accusing it of taking aim at abortion doctors, the effect of which was to create a “hit list”... [Read more...]

DUMPING ON THE VATICAN

April 26, 1999

Some students and faculty at Harvard University think that the school underpays its lowest-paid employees. To show that they really care about the working class, they held a rally on campus and demanded that Harvard institute a $10 “living wage.” They did not say why they didn’t divvy up the money themselves, nor did they explain why a... [Read more...]

HEADING OFF DISASTER

April 26, 1999

The principle of separation of church and state, though not explicitly mentioned in the First Amendment, essentially means that the state is barred from encroaching on the affairs of religious institutions. Since the Second World War, it has been interpreted by the judiciary to also mean that religious institutions cannot trespass on the affairs of... [Read more...]

EROTICA CONVENTION DRAWS LEAGUE’S IRE

April 26, 1999

When the Catholic League issues a news release, it typically deals with some aspect of defamation or discrimination. But when we are called upon by the media to address an issue that, though not anti-Catholic, is a moral outrage, we don’t turn down the opportunity to convey a Catholic message. This is what happened when the New York Daily News called... [Read more...]

SELECTIVE USE OF RED FLAGS

April 26, 1999

We’re always complaining how some in the media love to red flag the Catholic status of an accused offender even though his religious affiliation is unrelated to the story (e.g., ex-altar boy arrested for drugs). Similarly, we object when Catholic priests are identified as miscreants in movies. But now we have something altogether different: the failure... [Read more...]

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