Monthly Archives: November 1999

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ABC’S “THE PRACTICE” CONTINUES TO BAIT CATHOLICS

By | November 29th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In the November 28 episode of the ABC show, "The Practice," an attorney, Jimmy, informed a judge, Roberta, that he is breaking up with her. She told him that he’ll be coming back and then explained why: "Because of your mother and father. You were raised as a strict Catholic, you grew up sexually repressed, and [...]

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FIRESTORM OF PROTEST GREETS BEASTLY ART EXHIBIT

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

A beastly art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art drew a strong response from the Catholic League and quickly attracted international attention. A British art exhibit, "Sensation," not only displayed dead animals and sexually mutilated bodies, it featured a painting, "The Holy Virgin Mary," that was laced with elephant dung and spotted with pictures of [...]

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“DOGMA” FINALLY OPENS

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

After months of controversy, "Dogma" opens November 12. It was featured at the New York Film Festival on October 4-5; a protest rally greeted the movie outside Lincoln Center. The entertainment media, in particular, continue to seek the Catholic League’s voice on the film. John Podhoretz of the New York Post branded the movie "virulently, even obsessively anti-Catholic." [...]

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WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING

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

October 4: Les Kinsolving of WCBM radio, Baltimore, in the Briefing Room of the White House, presents White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart with a Catholic League "Vomit Bag": "Bill Donohue of the Catholic League distributed vomit bags at the museum on Saturday and I know he’d like you to have one…." Lockhart accepted the bag [...]

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MYTHS COLOR “SENSATION” EXHIBIT

By | November 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Myth: In an unprecedented move, the Catholic League sought to censor an art exhibit. Fact: The Catholic League never sought to censor anything and its protest of an art exhibit was hardly unprecedented. We made it clear that Charles Saatchi, the collector of the paintings, could always find some "fat cat bigot" to foot the [...]

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DONOHUE ON “CROSSFIRE”

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

9-28-99 Following a video clip of Hillary Clinton explaining why she is against defunding the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Donohue commented: "…it’s appropriate that we are talking about elephant dung, because this lady certainly stepped in it when she made that remark."   DONOHUE ON THE "TODAY SHOW" 9-27-99 "Our Blessed Mother is very important to [...]

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“DOGMA” PETITIONS SENT TO DISNEY

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

The Catholic League petition requesting Disney to drop Miramax garnered approximately 300,000 signatures. They were mailed to Disney chief Michael Eisner; the media were notified of the mailing. The decision to put pressure on Disney stems from the Disney-Miramax relationship (the former owns the latter) and the anti-Catholic movies that the Miramax co-chairman, Bob and Harvey [...]

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EXTRAORDINARY PRESS CONFERENCE

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

The New York Daily News dubbed it "an extraordinary joint appearance" and Newsday labeled it "an unlikely alliance." The two dailies were referring to the joint press conference called by Norman Siegel of the New York Civil Liberties Union and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. On October 4, Siegel and Donohue hosted the media at the New York Catholic [...]

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CONDÉ NAST HAS A PROBLEM WITH CATHOLICISM

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

The following full page ad appeared in the Tuesday, October 26, 1999 edition of The New York Times At the beginning of the decade, Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair sought to discredit John Cardinal O’Connor At the mid-point of the decade, Vanity Fair sought to discredit Mother Teresa Now at the end of the decade, Vanity Fair seeks to discredit Pope Pius XII [...]

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VATICAN PROVES CORNWELL’S DECEIT

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

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has published a rebuke of John Cornwell’s work, Hitler’s Pope. Printed below is the statement released by the Catholic news agency, Zenit, on the subject: "Mr. Cornwell states that he has been the first and only person to have access to this archive. This statement is completely false. In fact, numerous persons have had [...]

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