1995 – March Releases

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DISNEY STONEWALLS CATHOLICS, TRIGGERING REVOLT

By | March 29th, 1995|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Speaking for Walt Disney Company Chairman Michael Eisner, John Dreyer, Vice President of Corporate Communications,  said today that Disney would take absolutely no responsibility for the Miramax-released movie “Priest.” In a conversation with Catholic League president William Donohue, Mr. Dreyer contended that there is no association between Disney and the movie, and that therefore there was [...]

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DISNEY TARGETS CATHOLICS WITH “PRIEST”

By | March 23rd, 1995|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 24, Miramax, which is owned by Disney, will release the movie “Priest” in New York and Los Angeles; it is scheduled for release nationwide on April 14, which just happens to be Good Friday.  The movie portrays five priests, all of whom live tortured lives. One is having an affair with the housekeeper and [...]

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CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE CHALLENGED BY HOLY SEE AT U.N.

By | March 15th, 1995|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On March 15, the Holy See challenged the right of Catholics for a Free Choice to participate as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) at the U.N. Preparatory Committee for the Fourth World Conference on Women.  In a move that seconded the 1993  position of the National Catholic Conference of Bishops, the Holy See publicly disputed the right [...]

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ASSOCIATED PRESS RED FLAGS JUDGE’S CATHOLICISM

By | March 10th, 1995|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In a story on assisted suicide that ran nationwide on March 10, the Associated Press cited the religion of a federal judge who voted to uphold a Washington law  barring doctors from engaging in assisted suicide.  The judge in question is Judge  John T. Noonan of the Ninth Circuit, and the sentence in question is the [...]

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GEORGE WENDT SHOW OFFENDS CATHOLICS

By | March 10th, 1995|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The March 8 premier of the “George Wendt Show” was a crude portrayal of the Catholic religious and clergy. It stereotyped nuns and priests in a most negative fashion, it repeatedly trotted  out the old canard about “Catholic guilt” and it took  liberties with statues of Catholic saints. But most disturbing was the way the Irish [...]

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