NATIVITY SCENE TO BE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK

On December 17, at 3:45 p.m., Msgr. John Woolsey will bless the Catholic League crèche in Central Park. Joining him will be the Catholic League staff. The site of the crèche is 5th Avenue and 59th Street. This is the fourth year that the Catholic League has received a permit from the Parks Department to erect a crèche in Central Park. It will be... [Read more...]

“THE MOST FABULOUS STORY EVER TOLD” REVEALS A LOT

Prior to Monday night’s opening of the Paul Rudnick play, “The Most Fabulous Story Ever Told,” the Catholic League was asked by those in the media for a comment. It was our decision to ignore the play. We protested “Corpus Christi” because it was the work of a three-time Tony award winner and had a realistic chance of going... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS SHOULD SUPPORT THE PRINCE OF EGYPT

In 1997 and 1998, Jeffrey Katzenberg of DreamWorks invited Catholic League president William Donohue to visit his studio for the purpose of previewing the film, The Prince of Egypt. The movie is an animated adaptation of the Biblical story of Moses. Having seen the movie develop, Donohue is convinced that this is a Hollywood production that all Catholics... [Read more...]

ACLU AND AMERICAN ATHEISTS PRIVILEGE JUDAISM

A 50-year tradition of having a crèche in St. Ann, Missouri came to an end yesterday when a federal judge ordered the Nativity scene removed; he said it represented government endorsement of religion. The order by U.S. District Judge Charles A. Shaw said nothing about the presence of a menorah in a City Hall window. Denise Lieberman, the ACLU’s lawyer,... [Read more...]

PHOTO MOUNTS VILE ATTACK ON JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH

The November edition of the French publication, Photo, which is the issue that is currently being sold in the United States, has a picture on the cover of a bare-breasted woman hanging on a cross with a crown of thorns around her head. The cover story is entitled “The Life of Jesus in Photos.” The fourteen page-story has a picture of a... [Read more...]

OREGON EDUCATION OFFICE SUBJECT TO FEDERAL PROBE

The failure of the Oregon Superintendent of Public Instruction, Norma Paulus, to initiate a review of a potential violation of church and state matter may result in a federal investigation of her office. The issue revolves around four women and one man from the staff of Tillamook High School who dressed as nuns and priests at a Halloween celebration.... [Read more...]

VOUCHER FOES EXPOSE REAL AGENDA

On December 8, activists on behalf of public education met in Milwaukee to outline a 12-point action plan to protect public schools from the threat of the Milwaukee voucher program. Led by People for the American Way and the NAACP, the activists charged that private and religious schools that receive funds from the Milwaukee voucher program should be... [Read more...]

HUNTER COLLEGE NEWSPAPER SPORTS “CONDOM JESUS”

The November 24 edition of the Hunter College student newspaper, Envoy, has two pictures of a man putting a condom on his penis; below is a graphic representation of Jesus crucified to the cross wearing a condom. The segment is entitled, “Culture Shock: Envoy Arts and Culture.” Above the first two graphics it says, “Condom Use Made... [Read more...]

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY JUSTIFIES BIGOTRY

On October 18, an anti-Catholic group, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, held a “wig drive” in San Francisco to benefit the American Cancer Society (ACS); over $1300 and 100 wigs were collected to service women who have suffered hair loss as a result of breast cancer. As is customary, the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence paraded as drag... [Read more...]

FIEGER TAKES HIS CATHOLIC BASHING TO RADIO

Geoffrey Fieger, Dr. Kevorkian’s former lawyer, has hit the radio talk-show circuit on WXYT-AM in Detroit. Having recently run an unsuccessful campaign for the Michigan gubernatorial post, Fieger railed against the Catholic Church yesterday in his show’s debut. According to the Detroit Free Press, “Fieger said Catholic archdiocesan spokesman... [Read more...]