ANTI-RELIGIOUS BIAS FUELS ANTI-VOUCHER RULING

One day before the start of the school year, a federal judge has issued an injunction blocking Cleveland’s four year-old voucher program, and virtually promising to kill it altogether. Judge Solomon Oliver Jr. declared that since the vast majority of parents in the program are choosing religious schools, “the Cleveland program has the primary... [Read more...]

SCHOOL BOARD REVERSES BAN ON STAR OF DAVID

The Star of David is no longer banned in Harrison County, Mississippi schools. Overturning its August 16 ruling, the Harrison County School Board has voted unanimously to lift the ban, which had been instituted because the Jewish religious symbol bears a resemblance to a six-pointed star being worn by some gang members. Catholic League president William... [Read more...]

SCHOOL BOARD BAN ON STAR OF DAVID WILL FAIL

Citing concerns over gangs who wear six-pointed stars, a Mississippi school board has announced that the Star of David is now banned from school property. Harrison County school Superintendent Henry Arledge justified the board decision by saying it was done to protect the welfare of the students. The school board considered banning crosses but decided... [Read more...]

RIZZOLI BOOKSTORE PROFILES OFFENSIVE ART

On August 17, a branch of the international bookstore, Rizzoli, placed in its storefront window a picture of blasphemous art that was offensive to Christians. The branch at 31 West 57th Street in New York had on window display a picture of the Last Supper that showed a bare-breasted woman standing in the middle of the table with her arms outstretched;... [Read more...]

VIRGINIA NAVAL BASE VIOLATES RIGHT OF ASSOCIATION

Captain R.W. Jerome, Commander of Naval Security Group Northwest, has determined that area civilian Catholics, located in Chesapeake, Virginia, can no longer have access to the Northwest Chapel that lies just outside the base; this reverses a decision of more than two decades that accommodated these Catholics. This is not a decision that the Catholic... [Read more...]

NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM OFFENDS CATHOLICS

On July 2, the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, began displaying an art exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Norbert Kox entitled, “To Hell and Back.” It features the following: a) the Virgin Mary depicted as the “Great Harlot” b) Christ labeled the “Son of Perdition” c) God the Father represented as... [Read more...]

“DETROIT ROCK CITY” IS A LOW-CLASS ACT

On August 13, New Line Cinema is releasing “Detroit Rock City,” a movie set in 1978 about four teenagers who go on a wild spree on their way to a KISS concert. KISS star Gene Simmons is featured in the movie and is a co-producer. It is a farcical comedy in which nearly all the characters are caricatures. It is also one that contains two... [Read more...]

AIR FORCE’S BID TO APPEASE LT. BERRY FAILS

Yesterday, the Catholic League sponsored a press conference in Washington on the injustice that the Air Force is doing to Lt. Ryan Berry, the serviceman who is requesting a religious exemption from serving with females in an underground missile silo; the Air Force is penalizing Lt. Berry for not serving in this specific capacity. Just prior to the press... [Read more...]

CAPITOL HILL PRESS CONFERENCE ON LT. BERRY

On Wednesday, August 4, the Catholic League will sponsor a press conference in Washington, D.C. regarding the case of Lt. Ryan Berry. Lt. Berry is requesting that the Air Force accommodate his religious liberty objections to being forced to work with women in an underground silo; the close quarters that this duty entails, Lt. Berry insists, would create... [Read more...]

BOOKLET ON “DOGMA” RELEASED

Today, the Catholic League is releasing a booklet on the movie “Dogma” that offers proof of the anti-Catholic nature of the film. The booklet reprints comments about the movie that have been made by “Dogma” director Kevin Smith, the movie’s actors, film critics and others. The Catholic League is in possession of the film’s... [Read more...]