League Pickets “Priest”
On Saturday, May 20, one hundred supporters of the Massachusetts Chapter of the Catholic League picketed the Dedham Community Theatre in Dedham, Massachusetts, over the decision of the theatre owner to show the anti-Catholic movie “Priest.” League members prayed the Rosary, carried signs proclaiming “Stop Catholic-bashing,” and distributed over a thousand leaflets to motorists and passersby. The theatre, which normally opens for a Saturday matinee, remained closed during the demonstration.
The Catholic League called for a boycott of the Dedham Community Theatre and the Norwood Cinema, both of which are owned by Garen Daly. During the entire week that the movie was shown in Dedham, the Catholic League, assisted by local members of the Knights of Columbus, leafleted theatre-goers.