COMEDY CENTRAL ATTACKS CHRIST

Yesterday and today, Comedy Central aired a “Daily Show” segment with host Craig Kilborn that outdid all its previous attacks on Christianity. This one celebrated the Terrence McNally anti-Christian play, “Corpus Christi,” by calling it a “delightfully blasphemous homosexual romp.” It aired a news clip of those priests... [Read more...]

ANOTHER ANTI-CATHOLIC PLAY HITS NEW YORK

“The Cardinal Detoxes,” an anti-Catholic play by Thomas M. Disch, opened yesterday at the Tribeca Playhouse in New York City. The play, which runs until October 18, is a 35-minute monologue by a character who plays a cardinal. The cardinal is an alcoholic who runs down and kills a pregnant woman while driving drunk. He attacks the Church... [Read more...]

TAKING LIBERTIES WITH CATHOLIC ICONS

In Seattle, Washington, there is a coffee shop called the Coffee Messiah. Its logo is a large red cross with the legend “Coffee Saves” and “Salivation.” The shop is crammed with rosaries, crucifixes and Catholic icons. The house drink is called “Blood of Christ” coffee. Coffee Messiah has a web page that mocks Catholicism... [Read more...]

WASHINGTON TIMES GIVES SPACE TO BIGOTS

On September 11, an anti-Catholic ad was printed in the Washington Times by the Eternal Gospel church of Layman Seventh Day Adventists (SDA). The ad takes Catholics (and, to a lesser extent, Protestants) to task for observing Sunday as the Sabbath. The Catholic Church is identified as the “WHORE” and the “beast,” and the Holy... [Read more...]

PROTEST OF “CORPUS CHRISTI” SWELLS

The Catholic League is proud to announce that 49 organizations—representing the Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim communities—have signed a formal declaration of protest against the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi.” The play previews on September 22 and will have its gala opening on October 13; there will be a demonstration... [Read more...]

BROADWAY’S PROBLEM: CATHOLICISM

In the “Weekend” section of today’s New York Times, several plays are advertised on one page (see p. E7). Four of them deal with Catholicism, one way or another: “Corpus Christi”; “Tony n’ Tina”; “Nunsense A-Men!”; and “Late Nite Catechism.” Their treatment of Catholicism, as even reviewers... [Read more...]

GOV. PATAKI MAKES RIGHT CHURCH-STATE DECISION

In the wake of the fire that devastated New York’s Central Synagogue last Friday, Governor George Pataki has ordered a state of emergency that allows the congregation to use the New York State Armory on Park Avenue; access has been granted for 10 days, from the eve of Rosh Hashanah on September 20 until Yom Kippur on September 29. The governor’s... [Read more...]

VILLAGE VOICE ADDS TO ITS LEGACY

On page 14 of the September 8 edition of the Village Voice, there is a huge photo of a man wearing a T-shirt with the inscription “JESUS IS A C_ _ _” (obscene term for female genitalia). There is no accompanying story: only two sentences commenting on “street people” appear on the page (there are four other smaller photos). Catholic... [Read more...]

HUSTLER STOOPS TO NEW LOW

The September edition of the pornographic-misogynist publication, Hustler, features a doctored picture of Pope John Paul II and Fidel Castro hawking the magazine. Castro is shown holding a copy of the magazine, with its pages open, while the pope gazes down at it. On the pope’s clothing is a yellow sticker that says, “I saved 44%”; the... [Read more...]