1997 – July Releases

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ABC AFFILIATES TARGETED OVER “NOTHING SACRED”

By | July 31st, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League announced today that it is asking every ABC affiliate to preempt "Nothing Sacred" this fall with another show. Commenting on this decision is league president William Donohue: "It is our hope that at least some ABC affiliates will act responsibly and preempt "Nothing Sacred" with some other show. Not to do so would [...]

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PILOT FOR “NOTHING SACRED” WORSE THAN EXPECTED

By | July 24th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On July 10, the Catholic League protested the ABC show "Nothing Sacred." Our protest was largely based on the incendiary promotional material that ABC released. Now that the staff has reviewed the pilot, we are in a position to comment more authoritatively on the show. William Donohue explained the league’s position as follows: "There are two [...]

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MTV’S “THE REAL WORLD” SLAMS CATHOLICISM

By | July 18th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

The sixth season premiere of MTV’s "The Real World" opened July 16 with an attack on Catholicism. The show features a group of strangers from various backgrounds who come to work and live together. Two of the seven characters are identified as Catholics; curiously, we learn nothing of the religious affiliation of the other five. What [...]

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NOTHING SACRED ABOUT DISNEY’S “NOTHING SACRED”

By | July 10th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

ABC’s fall schedule includes "Nothing Sacred," a drama about a Catholic priest that few Catholics would recognize as one of their own. Slotted for prime time on Thursday evenings (8 p.m. ET), the show stars Kevin Anderson as Father Ray. The character is described by Entertainment Weekly as an "irreverent priest who questions the existence of God, feels [...]

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NPR DELIGHTS IN OFFENDING CATHOLICS

By | July 9th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Weekend Edition of National Public Radio (NPR) for July 5 aired a segment with host Scott Simon and musical satirist, Tom Lehrer, that was as insulting as it was unwarranted. Lehrer sang "The Vatican Rag," a song that disparages Catholicism by ridiculing the Eucharist ("Try playing it safer, Drink the wine and chew the wafer") [...]

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SONY WITHDRAWS OFFENSIVE CD

By | July 7th, 1997|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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, the Feminist Majority. In [...]

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