Monthly Archives: September 2002

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“MADtv” INDULGES IN PRIEST BASHING

By | September 30th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The opening skit on the Saturday, September 28, episode of “MADtv” depicted priests as child molesters.  They were shown acting in a lewd manner towards boys in a cabin.  One of the lines in a song sung by the priests was, “We’ll just get switched to another parish.” The priests stripped off their clothes wearing only [...]

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DNC PLAYS SHELL GAME WITH CATHOLICS

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

Over the past month, the Catholic League has been engaged in a campaign to persuade the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to drop its support for an anti-Catholic organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC); the DNC website lists CFFC on its links page. The league’s campaign has consisted of a series of ads placed in national [...]

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HOUSE BILL ON ABORTION RESTRICTIONS WELCOMED

By | September 25th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The House of Representatives passed a bill today, 229-189, that would allow those hospitals and insurance companies that refuse to perform or pay for abortions to do so without penalties; they may maintain access to Medicare and other federal funding. This obviously has grave implications for Catholic hospitals. Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following [...]

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COLUMBIA PRESIDENT’S RESPONSE IS INADEQUATE

By | September 25th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue dismissed as inadequate the response given by Columbia University president Lee C. Bollinger in the wake of the anti-Catholic incident that occurred on September 21 at a Fordham-Columbia football game.  Donohue sent a letter today to the presidents of select New York-area colleges and to the presidents of all Ivy League [...]

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CATHOLIC-BASHING EPISODE AT FORDHAM-COLUMBIA FOOTBALL GAME

By | September 23rd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Fordham University’s football team played at Columbia University on September 21.  During the half-time show, Columbia’s game announcer shouted, “Fordham’s tuition is going down like an altar boy.”  The crowd loved it. Catholic League president William Donohue issued the following statement on the episode today: “Columbia’s president and athletic director should apologize to Fordham, and to [...]

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LOS ANGELES COLLEGE CANCELS OFFENSIVE LECTURES

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

The summer no sooner began when the Catholic League learned that two anti-Catholic lectures were scheduled to take place at Pierce Community College in Los Angeles. The lectures, given as part of the Encore/Oasis continuing education program, were titled "The Sex Lives of the Popes" and "Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church." Both lectures were [...]

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9-11: A YEAR LATER

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

No date in American history is known by its month and date in numerical form except 9-11; the closest rival is the Fourth of July. No war is known by its date of origin; the War of 1812 expresses a year but lacks the specificity and timeless nature of 9-11. And that is how it should [...]

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THE REDISCOVERY OF EVIL SINCE 9-11

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

William A. Donohue Before the horror of September 11 a year ago, only those branded intolerant would dare use the word evil to describe evil. Now every airhead from the Hamptons to Hollywood uses it. What's going on? Fear did it. It was fear that led the nonjudgmental types to rediscover the meaning of evil. Prior [...]

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INSIDE THE BELLY OF THE BEAST Catholic Studies at Public Colleges and Universities

By | September 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Joseph A. Varacalli, Ph.D. Today, institutions of higher education are major generators of socially dominant ideas, images, and fashions. As sociologists might say, they are major "agents of socialization." Empirically speaking, public higher education is almost exclusively—at least in the humanities and social sciences—an agent for the promotion of politically left-wing secular thought. It should [...]

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DNC OFFENDS CATHOLICS

By | September 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On the home page of the Democratic National Committee's (DNC) website, democrats.org, there is a link to organizations of interest. Until late July, the "Catholic" heading listed only one group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC). But when syndicated columnist Mark Shields mentioned this as his "Outrage of the Week" on the CNN show "The Capital [...]

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