1998 – November Releases

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“CONDOM CHRISTMAS TREE”: DEAD ON ARRIVAL

By | November 23rd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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PROTEST TO MOUNT OVER “CONDOM CHRISTMAS TREE”

By | November 23rd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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TWO GAY PLAYS ATTACK CATHOLICISM

By | November 20th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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," written by [...]

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PROTESTANT GROUP ATTACKS MORE THAN VOUCHERS

By | November 12th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 education [...]

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LOUISIANA JUDGE DICTATES TO CATHOLIC SCHOOL

By | November 11th, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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WARNER BROS. INTRODUCES KIDS TO CATHOLICISM

By | November 3rd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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, "Histeria!" offered a portrayal of the Inquisition, [...]

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“ALLY McBEAL” STRIKES OUT AT CATHOLICISM

By | November 3rd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLIC BIAS AT THE NEW YORK TIMES

By | November 2nd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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 why some were blaming him for killing Dr. Barnett Slepian, the abortion [...]

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

By | November 2nd, 1998|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

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. Senator of New York, spoke to 1,000 congregants of [...]

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