CATHOLIC-BASHING DEFENDED BY CHRISTIAN LAW GROUP

Liberty Counsel, a Christian legal defense organization from Orlando, is defending the right of a Christian student to distribute anti-Catholic literature on his high school campus. After a series of incidents involving harassment of Catholic students at Niceville High School in Niceville, Florida, one of the offending students was suspended by the... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF CALIFORNIA SANTA CRUZ OFFENDS CATHOLICS

On May 31 and June 1, the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) will host the performance of a comic opera, “Sisters of the Visitation.” The performance will end a month-long series of events celebrating the inauguration of the new chancellor of the school, Dr. M.R.C. Greenwood. The opera involves a reckless young man and his servant,... [Read more...]

CONFERENCE ON PREJUDICE EXHIBITS ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The 1997 Bi-County Conference for Educators, an organization that represents educators in Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island, is holding a conference on May 21 on “Reducing Prejudice: A Matter of Education.” The conference is being held at the Touro Law Center in Huntington, Long Island, and is sponsored by the Suffolk Association... [Read more...]

BILL TO COMBAT RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION NEEDED

On May 20, a bill will be introduced by Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman Frank Wolf that is aimed at combating religious persecution abroad. Entitled the “Freedom From Religious Persecution Act of 1997,” the bill is principally targeted at seeking relief for Christians who are being persecuted in China, Vietnam, Sudan, Cuba, Saudi Arabia,... [Read more...]

NEW YORK CITY MUSEUM HOSTS VILE ATTACK ON CHURCH

The American Museum of the Moving Image, located in Astoria, Queens, will host this weekend the American premiere of Peter Greenaway’s “The Baby of Macon.” This 1993 play-within-a-film has been labeled by Gareth Rees as “a representation of a snuff film”; the San Francisco Bay Guardian called it a “corrupt movie”;... [Read more...]

MAD MAGAZINE PAINTS PRIESTS AS PERVERTS

In the April and May editions of MAD magazine, Catholic priests are portrayed as child molesting homosexuals. The April edition has a priest preaching from the pulpit asking parishioners to help pay for the millions that the Church has had to pay in lawsuits to cover the cost of “priests who have molested young boys.” In May, the magazine... [Read more...]

CANDIDATE’S CATHOLICISM MADE AN ISSUE ON LONG ISLAND

On May 8, at a union meeting in Oakdale, Long Island, an exchange between candidates for the school board in Connetquot resulted in an anti-Catholic remark. Lucille Johnson, the incumbent, disagreed with the sex education position of one of her challengers, John Mawn, and this led her to question his right to run for office given his Catholic status.... [Read more...]

CHICAGO CLUB EXPLOITS CATHOLICISM

A new nightclub called Convent is scheduled to open in Chicago on May 9. The thematic element to the club is Catholicism and the treatment that it is accorded is decidedly irreverent. The club is adorned with Catholic imagery and the bartenders and waitresses are dressed in Catholic garb. As part of its marketing strategy, Convent hosted a preview of... [Read more...]

BETHANY COLLEGE HOSTS ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY

Bethany College, a Disciples of Christ institution located near Wheeling, West Virginia, is hosting Agnes of God, a play based on the notoriously anti-Catholic movie by that name. The play will be performed May 7 to May 10 on the Bethany campus. It is the senior project of a female student in the department of fine arts. Faculty members supervised... [Read more...]