Monthly Archives: June 1999

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HOLY SEE UNDER ATTACK AT U.N.

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has announced that it is launching a massive campaign directed at undermining the Vatican’s role in the United Nations. The IPPF, which is headquartered in London, is urging "governmental, non-governmental and other institutions to endorse existing appeals for a review of the Vatican’s status with the United Nations." To counter [...]

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TED TURNER MATTER ENDS

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On February 17, Ted Turner apologized to the Catholic League for the bigoted comments he made about the pope and the Polish people. The league quickly accepted his apology but then sought his suspension from professional baseball. After all, we said, Marge Schott, the owner of the Cincinnati Redlegs, was suspended for making bigoted remarks about [...]

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TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

William A. Donohue (Note: The following is a short excerpt of Donohue’s Commencement Day address at Christendom College, given on May 15.) When I was growing up, there was a very popular game show on TV called "Truth or Consequences." In the real world, of course, telling the truth has as many consequences as lying, the [...]

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WILD REACTION TO NEW YORK TIMES AD

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

We would be lying if we said that we didn’t think we’d get much of a reaction to our New York Times op-ed page ad of April 23. We knew we would, which is precisely why we ran it. But never did we think that we’d be answered with an op-ed page by one of our critics. On [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLIC RADIO FROM “JOHN AND KEN”

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

"The John and Ken Show" is a syndicated radio show whose hosts apparently think that cheap shots at the Catholic Church are an adequate substitute for a lack of creative humor. Last January, listeners at KFI in Los Angeles, where the show originates, let us know that the duo had used the Pope’s visit to the [...]

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SINCERE APOLOGY ACCEPTED

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The American Business Women’s Association (ABWA) was founded in 1949 to support the educational and career goals of women. It is a big organization, with chapters across the U.S., all of which sponsor a myriad of events. There was one event that took place this spring that the Catholic League objected to, the result of which [...]

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LOUISIANA PRO-LIFE PHARMACISTS SEEK RIGHTS

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A bill has been introduced by Louisiana state Representative Tony Perkins that would give "right of conscience" protection to pro-life pharmacists. The bill is designed to protect pharmacists who are opposed to filling certain prescriptions from disciplinary measures. For Catholic pharmacists, this would mean that they would not be forced to dispense contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs, [...]

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CNN LOOKS AT CATHOLICISM

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Voices of the Millennium is a series of short clips that CNN has been running during commercial breaks on featured programs. On April 21, during the "Larry King Live" show, a two-minute segment was run on "Women in the Pulpit." In it, a female minister, a male author and a Harvard feminist offered their thoughts on [...]

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THE “60 MINUTES” AGENDA

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On May 9, the CBS show, "60 Minutes," aired a story about a Jesuit seminarian who claimed he was the victim of 12 instances of sexual harassment while in the seminary. When he tried to sue the order, the case was thrown out on the grounds that it would abridge the separation of church and state [...]

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GANNETT’S IONA PROBLEM

By | June 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Gannett Newspapers just can’t get over Iona College’s determination to stand firm for its Catholic principles. Last October, Gannett editorialized against Iona for "censoring" an obscenity-laden student poem from appearing in the school’s magazine. Now, six months later, the Gannett-owned Journal News (White Plains, NY) has raised the issue again, with reporter Caren Halbfinger accusing Iona of "censoring [...]

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