Central Florida – A professor at the Continuing Education Department of the University of Central Florida used e-mail to send “humorous” statements to her students and others. Among the offensive comments were: “When Jesus broke the bread at the Last Supper he said, ‘Take this all of you and eat it, for this is my body….’... [Read more...]
The movie “Touch” told the story of a man who was a Christ-like figure for the 1990s. He is capable of performing miracles, but is uninterested in spreading the gospel. He enjoys spending time with a female companion. The usual nutty Catholics were showcased, willing to kill for a return of the Latin Mass.
“The... [Read more...]
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
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”
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...]