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January A wrestling tag team, known as the “Flying Nuns,” disbanded after the league protested their mocking of Catholicism. The team, part of the World Wrestling Federation, performed as “Sister Angelica” and “Mother Smucker,” complete with habit. The men participated in jokes during their bout, including comments... [Read more...]


WHEN DIALOGUE IS A DISASTER

William A. Donohue Dialogue has become more than a buzz word, it’s become a mantra. Just invoking the word makes some feel good, if not altogether righteous. Like a kid on dope, we expect that uttering the “D” word will relieve us of pain and sorrow. Until we sober up, of course. Then it starts all over again. Most things in life that... [Read more...]


PARANOIA’S IN THE AIR
December 30th, 1997 | Catalyst Online, Features

Not a Christmas goes by without the politically-correct police taking up the cudgels to make the month safe from Christians. It’s not interest in the First Amendment that propels them, it’s paranoia, pure and simple. Even before Thanksgiving, the convulsions were evident in the Mahopac school district in New York. It seems that those subversives,... [Read more...]


RadioShack PULLS THE PLUG ON “NOTHING SACRED”
December 15th, 1997 | Latest News Releases

Radio Shack is the latest company to pull sponsorship of the ABC show, “Nothing Sacred.” A spokesman for the company said that “Radio Shack’s policy on programming is to not advertise on programs that might be politically or socially controversial or that promote any one individual’s agenda/point of view.”  Radio... [Read more...]


EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS IN PA
October 31st, 1997 | Catalyst Online, Features

What a way to begin the school year. Council Rock School District of Richboro, Pennsylvania, decided it would cost a lot less if they rerouted Catholic school students who used public transportation. What this meant is that students who attended Villa Joseph Marie High School and Holy Ghost Preparatory School had to be routed through the public high... [Read more...]


“NOTHING SACRED” LOSES #20: MONTGOMERY WARD
October 9th, 1997 | Latest News Releases

Montgomery Ward has become the twentieth company to withdraw its sponsorship of “Nothing Sacred.”  In doing so it joins Isuzu, Weight Watchers, K-Mart, Benckiser, DuPont, Red Lobster, Ocean Spray, Sears, AT&T, Glaxo Wellcome, Ponderosa, Dunkin’ Donuts, Scott’s Liquid Gold, Chrysler-Plymouth, Honda, Arm & Hammer, Home... [Read more...]


VICTORY OVER SONY
September 1st, 1997 | Catalyst Online, Features

Editor’s Note: This victory over Sony is emblematic of two important characteristics of the Catholic League: a) it shows what can be done “behind the scenes” and b) it is a tribute to our members.  While much of what the league does is high profile in nature (our protest against “Nothing Sacred” is an example), we sometimes... [Read more...]


SONY WITHDRAWS OFFENSIVE CD
July 7th, 1997 | Latest News Releases

Last Christmas, Columbia Records, which is owned by Sony, released a CD entitled O Come All Ye Faithful: Rock for Choice. Proceeds from this “Christmas” album were earmarked to promote legal abortion and were distributed to Rock for Choice, a group of pro-abortion musicians; Rock for Choice was founded by the pro-abortion organization,... [Read more...]


SECULARIZING RELIGIOUS HOLIDAYS
June 4th, 1997 | Catalyst Online, Features

The secularization of religious holidays has been on-going for some time now, but it is the position of the Catholic League that every opportunity to reverse this trend must be taken. That is why it recently appealed to those involved in the Christmas and Easter Seal campaigns to reconsider past practices. In a letter to the head of the American Lung... [Read more...]


LEAGUE SIGNS OPEN LETTER TO AL GORE
May 5th, 1997 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Catholic League, along with several other organizations and distinguished individuals, signed an open letter to Vice President Al Gore regarding a trip he made to China during Holy Week. Published in the Washington Times on Easter Sunday, the letter implored the vice president to make an issue of human rights and religious persecution when visiting... [Read more...]