GIULIANI’S VOUCHER PROGRAM DESERVES SUPPORT

New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has unveiled plans to spend $12 million on a school voucher program, the funding of which will come from his office. Catholic League president William Donohue offered his support today: “By supporting vouchers and braving the public school industry, Mayor Giuliani has proven once again that he is prepared to put... [Read more...]

INTERVIEW MAGAZINE INSULTS CATHOLICS

On the cover of the latest issue of Interview magazine, actress Rose McGowan appears wearing only a veil and a pearl rosary; at the end of the rosary is a bouquet of roses covering her genitalia. Her arms are extended outward in a manner that resembles the way many Catholics position themselves at the consecration of the Eucharist, and there is a... [Read more...]

CNN HAS A PROBLEM WITH CATHOLICISM

Voices of the Millennium is a series of short clips that CNN has been running during commercial breaks on featured programs. On April 21, during the “Larry King Live” show, a two-minute segment was run on “Women in the Pulpit.” In it, a female minister, a male author and a Harvard feminist offered their thoughts on women clergy.... [Read more...]

“SOUTH PARK” MAKES SEXUAL ATTACK ON JESUS

Last evening’s edition of the Comedy Central show, “South Park,” opened with a boy, Kyle, telling his friends that he needs to get an “erection” for his father. We learn that the boy’s father is unable to get an erection and that this is the source of marital discord. Kyle, not knowing what an erection is, thinks he can buy... [Read more...]

LOUISIANA PRO-LIFE PHARMACISTS SEEK RIGHTS

A bill has been introduced by Louisiana state Representative Tony Perkins that would give “right of conscience” protection to pro-life pharmacists. The bill is designed to protect pharmacists who are opposed to filling certain prescriptions from disciplinary measures. For Catholic pharmacists, this would mean that they would not be forced... [Read more...]

DISNEY DUMPS “DOGMA”; WEINSTEINS STILL DEFIANT

On April 7, Miramax announced that their co-chairmen, Bob and Harvey Weinstein, will personally buy the film rights for “Dogma” and will look for a new distributor for the film. Miramax is owned by Disney. In a letter dated July 17, 1998, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote to Disney CEO Michael Eisner regarding the film. “From... [Read more...]

DISNEY/MIRAMAX POISED TO ANGER CATHOLICS AGAIN

In today’s New York Post, there is an article on the upcoming movie, “Dogma,” that says the film’s distributor, Miramax, and its parent company, Disney, are “wringing their hands” over the fate of this Kevin Smith-produced film. Their wariness is a reflection of the expected response that the movie will receive from the... [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE PRESS SECRETARY LIES ABOUT HORMEL

At a White House press briefing yesterday, Press Secretary Joe Lockhart said there was “no basis in fact” that James Hormel, the administration’s nominee as Ambassador to Luxembourg, saluted a group of actors who mock nuns and the Catholic sacraments. Baltimore broadcaster Les Kinsolving raised the question with Mr. Lockhart; he was referring... [Read more...]