Monthly Archives: May 2001

75 ORGANIZATIONS ASKED TO JOIN SHOWTIME BOYCOTT

By | May 29th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

The Catholic League has asked 75 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish, Muslim, Mormon and Buddhist organizations to join us in boycotting Showtime.  The boycott is being called because of our dissatisfaction with VIACOM CEO Sumner Redstone’s refusal to condemn the Catholic bashing associated with the Showtime film, “Sister Mary Explains It All.”  It aired Sunday evening. Catholic League [...]

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FEDERAL APPEALS COURT AFFIRMS STUDENT PRAYER

By | May 24th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A federal appeals court today has again ruled that public school students have the right to choose a fellow classmate to give a prayer at a high school graduation; the case involves Duval County in Florida.  The ruling makes it clear that school officials have no control over the selection of who is to speak or [...]

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FLORIDA ATLANTIC UNIVERSITY FEELS THE HEAT OVER PLAY

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Terrence McNally play that depicts Christ having sex with the twelve apostles, "Corpus Christi," was performed at Florida Atlantic University (FAU), March 28-31. Research disclosed that FAU has programs aimed at students who are Thai, Haitian, Chinese, African American, women, gays and Jews. Indeed, the same week it hosted "Corpus Christi," it featured several events [...]

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RETRACTION DEMANDED

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

It happened on a late Friday afternoon, March 30. Patrick Scully, the league’s director of communications, told William Donohue that an article had appeared that day in a Fort Lauderdale newspaper, the Sun Sentinel, claiming that when the play "Corpus Christi" opened in New York in 1998, "The league threatened violence…." Donohue immediately called the Sun Sentinel making the [...]

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OUTING ARTISTS

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue When someone lies, he is guilty of disinformation, the deliberate dissemination of information known to be untrue. When someone mistakenly provides the wrong information, he is guilty of misinformation. Though in both cases truth is a casualty, only those guilty of the former are properly met with moral outrage. And it is precisely [...]

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THE CAMPAIGN BEHIND ATTACKS ON POPE PIUS XII

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Robert P. Lockwood Over the last two years, there have been a series of books that have dealt both directly and indirectly with the accusation that Pope Pius XII bore responsibility for the Holocaust in World War II. Beginning with John Cornwell’s "Hitler’s Pope," through Garry Wills’ "Papal Sin" and concluding with James Carroll’s "Constantine’s [...]

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FLORIDA EDUCATION CHIEF SOUNDS OFF

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On April 12, Charlie Crist, Florida’s Commissioner of Education, sent a strong letter of protest over the decision of Florida Atlantic University to host the controversial play, "Corpus Christi"; it was sent to many interested parties. An excerpt appears below: How could administrators at FAU have shown such poor judgement in spending taxpayers’ money for this [...]

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SANTA FE MUSEUM OUTRAGES LOCAL CATHOLICS

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

If the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico, wasn’t known internationally before its exhibition, "Cyber Arte: Where Tradition Meets Technology," it is now. And this is due exclusively to one entry, "Our Lady." It is a photo collage by Alma Lopez that replaces the traditional image of the Virgin Mary with a [...]

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“THE CATHOLIC SPY”

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Jonathan Pollard is serving time for spying for Israel. He happens to be Jewish. Robert Hanssen is accused of spying for the Soviet Union and is awaiting trial. He happens to be Catholic. But from the vantage of the media, "happens to be" applies only to Pollard: Hanssen is fast-becoming known as "the Catholic spy." Never [...]

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ABORTION PROPAGANDA UNMASKED

By | May 23rd, 2001|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In last month’s Catalyst, we ran a story on how Dr. Wayne Goldner told Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that there were more abortions in the 1950s than there are today. While no one knows for sure how many illegal abortions took place before it was legalized in all 50 states in 1973, we do know the [...]

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