RadioShack PULLS THE PLUG ON “NOTHING SACRED”
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
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
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
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
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
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
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...]
MASSACHUSETTS WORKER WINS
Kathleen Pielech and Patricia Reed, two workers whom the league defended when they were fired for not going to work on Christmas Day, have notified us that the law which would forever bar this practice from happening again was made retroactive, thus giving them the desired protection. The league had filed an amicus brief on their behalf.
However, Pielech... [Read more...]
TEXACO PULLS SPONSORSHIP OF HOLIDAY FESTIVAL
After a protest by the Catholic League, Texaco Inc. has withdrawn sponsorship of a controversial holiday festival. During the holiday season, the league complained to Texaco that the Festival of Trees and Lights displayed Jewish religious symbols but no Christian religious symbols; secular symbols associated with Christmas were all that were shown.
“Upon... [Read more...]
PREP SCHOOL REVISES PROGRAM AFTER PROTEST
The Packer Collegiate Institute, a prep school in Brooklyn, revised its “Holiday” program after a protest by the Catholic League.
In December, the school held a holiday celebration that recognized Hanukkah and Kwanzaa, but not Christmas. Students in the middle-school grades sang songs celebrating the Jewish and African-American holidays, but when... [Read more...]