Monthly Archives: February 2002

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JESUS SHOWN SODOMIZED, MUTILATED & MASTURBATED

By | February 28th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Santa Fe Community College in Gainesville, Florida, is hosting an exhibit by Pat Payne, “A Look at Violence in Religious and Sexual Imagery,” that depicts the following: Jesus being sodomized Jesus with pierced genitalia Jesus being masturbated by a woman The exhibit began February 8 and lasts until March 29.  Catholic League president William Donohue has [...]

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ANTI-CHRISTMAS ANIMUS EVIDENT NATIONWIDE

By | February 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|

The culture war that has gripped the nation is nowhere more clearly evident than in the annual attempt to stamp out Christmas. Things got out-of-hand this year, in particular. Some thought the events of 9-11 would bring us together, but as the following examples demonstrate, there are some who are absolutely determined to divide us. · Government [...]

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KFI, L.A., GUILTY OF BIGOTRY, LYING, COWARDICE

By | February 22nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the February 12 edition of the “John and Ken Show,” a KFI radio program in Los Angeles, several bigoted remarks were made about Catholic priests.  On February 14, the Catholic League called to verify the comments, but no one responded.  We e-mailed KFI on February 19 asking for verification and were told that the following [...]

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Anti-Catholicism and the History of Catholic School Funding

By | February 19th, 2002|Categories: Education, Papers, Essays and Research|

by Robert P. Lockwood (2/2000) The debate over the use of public funds to assist in the education of Catholic schoolchildren has a long – and sometimes violent – history in the United States. While Catholics themselves have been divided on the necessity of such assistance and where it might lead, the issue itself has been [...]

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SUPREME COURT TO HEAR LANDMARK VOUCHER CASE; CATHOLIC LEAGUE AMICUS BRIEF GETS A HEARING

By | February 19th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On February 20, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Zelman v. Doris Simmons-Harris, the case that involves the Cleveland voucher program.  The Catholic League has filed an amicus curiae brief supporting the constitutionality of the program.  William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, explained why the league’s interest in this issue is so strong: [...]

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DISNEY SHAREHOLDERS ASKED TO DUMP MIRAMAX

By | February 17th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On Tuesday, February 19, Disney will hold its annual shareholder meeting at the Hartford Civic Center in Hartford, Connecticut.  In that day’s edition of the Hartford Courant, the Catholic League will run an op-ed page ad asking Disney shareholders to dump its subsidiary, Miramax. On February 5, Catholic League president William Donohue faxed a letter to Disney [...]

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PRO-LIFE STUDENTS REWARDED BY CATHOLIC SCHOOL; ABORTION GROUPS OBJECT

By | February 15th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

A Catholic high school in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Archbishop Wood, is rewarding students with extra-credit for participating in pro-life demonstrations outside a Planned Parenthood clinic.  Planned Parenthood and Catholics for a Free Choice have registered their objections.  Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “We are delighted with the news that pro-life students at Archbishop [...]

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CATHOLICS URGED TO BOYCOT T JEWISH MUSEUM

By | February 14th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

At a meeting of Jewish leaders in Washington yesterday, Menachem Rosensaft, an official of the Holocaust Memorial Museum and founding chairman of the International Network of Children of Holocaust Survivors, called for Jewish groups to boycott New York’s Jewish Museum because of its upcoming exhibit, “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art.”  The exhibit will open March 17.  [...]

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GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL LOVES ANTI-CATHOLIC MOVIE

By | February 14th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Director Constantin Costa-Gavras won the prestigious Berlinale Kamera award yesterday at the Berlin International Film Festival.  The Greek-born French director won the prize for his latest movie, “Amen.”  The film is about a German SS officer who allegedly tells a priest what was happening to the Jews during the Holocaust and the subsequent refusal of Pope [...]

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L.A. SCHOOLS PROMOTE CENSORSHIP; OFFER MADE TO TEACH TOLERANCE

By | February 8th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Los Angeles Unified School District has removed nearly 300 books from its library shelves that it deems offensive. In December, copies of The Meaning of the Holy Quran were donated to the school district by a local Muslim foundation.  This particular version of the Koran, published in 1934, contains footnote passages that label Jews “arrogant,” “illiterate” and [...]

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