ABERCROMBIE & FITCH BARES MORE THAN ITS BIGOTRY

March 30, 2001

The Spring Break 2001 catalog of Abercrombie & Fitch resembles a porn magazine aimed at teenagers.  It also bashes Catholicism. Inscribed on the plastic cover of the catalog is “A&F XXX Adventure: Get Wet Set & Go on Spring Break.”  The publication, which retails for 6 dollars, features male nudity (with a sprinkling of female nudity)... [Read more...]

SANTA FE MUSEUM OUTRAGES LOCAL CATHOLICS

March 29, 2001

The Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, is now featuring an exhibition, “Cyber Arte: Where Tradition Meets Technology.”  One of the entries, “Our Lady,” is a photo collage by Alma Lopez that replaces the traditional image of the Virgin Mary of Guadalupe with a woman in a rose petal bikini; a bare-breasted woman appears... [Read more...]

FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY HOSTS “CORPUS CHRISTI”

March 29, 2001

The Terrence McNally play about a gay Jesus, “Corpus Christi,” will be performed at Florida Atlantic University, March 28-31.  Commenting on this today is Catholic League president William Donohue: “Florida Atlantic University has programs aimed at students who are Thai, Haitian, Chinese, African American, women, gays and Jews.  This week it... [Read more...]

BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART IGNITES NEW WAR

March 23, 2001

As soon as the media found out about the latest anti-Catholic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, they contacted the Catholic League. We immediately launched a national protest that was enjoined by many notables on both sides. “The Today Show,” the New York Times, CNN and Fox News Channel were only a few of the media outlets that covered... [Read more...]

APOLOGY REJECTED

March 23, 2001

Time Out New York is a glossy magazine with a gay edge that covers New York social and cultural events. In its January 4-11 edition, it featured a discussion of the best and worst of 2000 in many categories. In the Gay & Lesbian section, the top listing for “The Best” of 2000 read as follows: Cardinal John O’Connor kicks the bucket The... [Read more...]

NOTHING LEFT TO COME HOME TO

March 23, 2001

William A. Donohue Three men whose lives have been wrapped up in the Catholic Church, only to see their relationship torn, are John Cornwell, Garry Wills and James Carroll. Cornwell and Wills spent time in the seminary and quit; Carroll became a priest and quit. They are mostly known these days for writing the most scurrilous things about the Catholic... [Read more...]

ARTHUR J. DELANEY, JR., R.I.P.

March 23, 2001

On February 6, Arthur J. Delaney, Jr. passed away. For several years, Art not only directed the Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey chapter of the Catholic League, in the second half of the 1990s he was the chapter coordinator in charge of all chapters throughout the nation. A high school teacher, Art was active in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS AND PREJUDICES SURROUNDING THE “STOP ASHCROFT COALITION”

March 23, 2001

Consistent with our mission, the Catholic League did not take a position for or against Senator John Ashcroft’s nomination for Attorney General. We recognize that many of his critics simply had an honest disagreement with his thinking and thus had every right to oppose him. But we also know that a considerable segment of the anti-Ashcroft coalition... [Read more...]

SALON.COM WEARS ITS BIGOTRY ON ITS SLEEVE

March 23, 2001

The February 6 edition of Salon.com, the online magazine, featured an excerpt from a notoriously vulgar book, “The Erotica Project.” The selection, which was written by Lillian Ann Slugocki (she co-authored the volume with Erin Cressida Wilson), is an obscene portrait of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. With graphic detail, Slugocki depicts... [Read more...]

MORE “EARTH’S FINAL WARNING” ADS

March 23, 2001

Those insipid “Earth’s Final Warning” ads, submitted by the Sweetwater Seventh Day Adventists, have reappeared. Both the Buffalo News and the Austin American-Statesman recently ran the hate-filled ads attacking the Catholic Church as the “Whore of Babylon.” Our complaint with the former newspaper was well received—we... [Read more...]

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