CARTOON EXPLOITS SUFFERING TO BASH CHURCH
Catalyst June Issue 1999
For most people, the recent events in Kosovo and the suffering they have caused are a human tragedy. For the folks at the tiny Coshocton (Ohio) Tribune, however, that tragedy represented an apparently irresistible opportunity to bash the Catholic Church. The above cartoon, which ran in the paper’s April 27 edition, lashed out at the Church’s pro-life teachings. It should be pointed out that the “Morning After” pill often acts as an abortifacient, destroying a newly conceived human being. Apparently the folks at the Tribune don’t think there’s enough destruction of human life in Kosovo; the Church should advocate more. Besides trivializing the suffering of the Kosovar people, the cartoon makes clear that anti-Catholicism is alive and well at the Coshocton Tribune.