“CONDOM CHRISTMAS TREE”: DEAD ON ARRIVAL

A decision has been made not to erect a “Condom Christmas tree” in New York’s Central Park. Levi Strauss had petitioned the Makkos Organization, a private company that operates the park’s Wollman Center, for the right to put a huge Christmas tree, adorned with condoms, in an area near the park’s ice skating rink. That request has now... [Read more...]

PROTEST TO MOUNT OVER “CONDOM CHRISTMAS TREE”

Levi Strauss, the San Francisco-based apparel company, is seeking to put up a giant Christmas tree in New York’s Central Park, adorned with condoms. The denim manufacturer is hoping to rent space from the Makkos Organization, a private company that operates the park’s Wollman Rink. City officials are reportedly not happy with this gambit, and it... [Read more...]

TWO GAY PLAYS ATTACK CATHOLICISM

Two gay plays that attack Catholicism have been announced: in New York, from now through March 13, 1999, “Burning Habits” will be performed as an eight-part play at Here in SoHo, and from April 1-May 2, “Clean” will be done at the Chamber Theatre in Washington, D.C., a Studio Theatre Secondstage production. “Burning Habits,”... [Read more...]

PROTESTANT GROUP ATTACKS MORE THAN VOUCHERS

This week in Chicago, the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. (NCC), is considering a proposal that would put it on record as opposed to voucher programs or tuition-tax credits for private schools. The proposal explicitly says that “public moneys should be used only for public schools.” It further states that “public... [Read more...]

LOUISIANA JUDGE DICTATES TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Last Friday, two football players from Archbishop Shaw High School in Marrero, Louisiana were arrested and charged with one count of attempted simple rape of a 15-year-old girl. The two students, Doug King and Jared King, were immediately suspended by Shaw principal Father Richard Rosin. But the suspension was overturned just as quickly by Judge Robert... [Read more...]

WARNER BROS. INTRODUCES KIDS TO CATHOLICISM

The WB Television Network features an animated show for children, “Histeria!”, that “gives viewers a fast-paced look at well-known and not-so-well-known events and people of the past via quick comedy sketches, hilarious informational bits and clever original songs.” It also teaches kids to reject Catholicism. Over this past weekend,... [Read more...]

“ALLY McBEAL” STRIKES OUT AT CATHOLICISM

On last night’s episode of the Fox TV show, “Ally McBeal,” a nun sued the Church because she was dismissed for breaking her vow of celibacy. Throughout the show, repeated attacks were made on Catholic sacraments, teachings and practices. Here is a sample of the lines that were voiced. Ally: “Nuns are not supposed to have sex except... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

In today’s New York Times, there are several articles about tomorrow’s elections. The articles are grouped according to “The Senate,” “The Polls,” “The Campaign” and “The Churches.” With regard to the last article, coverage is given to John Cardinal O’Connor’s homily yesterday wherein he questioned... [Read more...]

POLITICS AND RELIGION MIX (IF YOU’RE NOT CATHOLIC)

Yesterday, President Clinton spoke at the New Psalmist Baptist Church in Baltimore. According to the New York Post, he turned a two-hour service into “a foot-stomping, amen-filled revival.” The president was accompanied by Democratic candidates for governor and senator. Meanwhile, Rep. Charles Schumer, the Democratic candidate for U.S.... [Read more...]