Monthly Archives: March 2002

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THE ROLE OF GAYS, CELIBACY AND THE MEDIA IN THE CHURCH SEX ABUSE SCANDAL

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

In response to multiple media requests on the role of gays, celibacy and the media in the current Church scandal, Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement today: “It is wrong to say that the sex abuse scandal in the Church can be rationally discussed without mentioning the role that sexually active homosexuals have [...]

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CHURCH SCANDAL IS FODDER FOR AGENDA ACTIVISTS

By | March 27th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Those with an agenda are taking advantage of the sex abuse scandal in the Catholic Church.  Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue today: “For a very long time, those on the far right and the far left have greeted bad news about the Church’s sex abuse scandals as good news.  The former say [...]

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PETA CAN’T SELL ITS ANTI-DAIRY MESSAGE WITHOUT BASHING CATHOLICS

By | March 26th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) has opened a new advertising campaign that shows the Virgin Mary breast-feeding baby Jesus.  The inscription at the top reads “If It Was Good Enough for Jesus…”; just below it is “The Breast Is Best—DumpDairy.com.” Catholic League president William Donohue commented as follows: “In 1996, PETA libeled [...]

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CATHOLIC BASHERS DELIVER EASTER MESSAGE

By | March 26th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic-bashing events are scheduled for Easter in Washington, D.C., Arlington, Texas, and San Francisco, California. On Easter Sunday, the Source Theatre Company in Washington, D.C., will host the Terrence McNally play “Corpus Christi.”  It depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles.  The play runs Sundays through Wednesdays through April 10. Theatre Arlington in Arlington, Texas, [...]

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YAHOO! ENDS BIAS

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

Following a complaint by the Catholic League, Yahoo!, the Internet portal, deleted biased entries against Catholics. Until recently, when the word "Catholic" was typed in the search engine site, the second of the Category Matches had a listing called "Christian History > Catholic Inquisition." By clicking on that category, the listings of "Torture" and "Witch Hunts" [...]

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STANDING UP TO BULLIES

By | March 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue On January 24, we received a call from a San Francisco Chronicle reporter saying a $100 million lawsuit has been filed against William Donohue and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights. The suit contends that I libeled a man who claims to be an artist and part Indian. He was upset [...]

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BIGOTRY’S NEW LOW: THE NEW REPUBLIC’S TAUNT

By | March 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

The government of the United States, George Washington wrote to the Hebrew Congregation of Newport in 1790, "gives to bigotry no sanction." But now The New Republic does. "The anti-Semitism of the intellectuals," Peter Vierek once shrewdly remarked, "is anti-Catholicism." In its January 21 issue, The New Republic has sunk into the swamp of bigotry as low as [...]

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PALM BEACH POST JUSTIFIES ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | March 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A cartoon by Don Wright that appeared in the January 16 edition of the Palm Beach Post led to a flurry of complaints by local Catholics. Many called us or faxed us the cartoon. The cartoon, available on the newspaper's online site, shows a woman sitting in a chair pondering what is a cruel caricature of [...]

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NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MUTILATES ROSARY BEADS

By | March 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On January 9, the opening day of the new Nebraska legislative session, state senator Ernie Chambers distributed a packet of unusual Rosary beads to his colleagues. All of them had the crucifix chopped off. Chambers justified his decision to disfigure the Catholic devotional object by arguing that people of many religious beliefs find peace in what [...]

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ALBANY HEALTH BILL FRAUGHT WITH PROBLEMS

By | March 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The New York State Senate approved a bill on February 5 requiring all health insurers to cover contraceptives. It made an exception for those religious institutions where most of the people who work there and most of the people it serves share that religion. This was considered a compromise measure to appease the objections of New [...]

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