1999 – November Releases

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ABC’S “THE PRACTICE” CONTINUES TO BAIT CATHOLICS

By | November 29th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In the November 28 episode of the ABC show, "The Practice," an attorney, Jimmy, informed a judge, Roberta, that he is breaking up with her. She told him that he’ll be coming back and then explained why: "Because of your mother and father. You were raised as a strict Catholic, you grew up sexually repressed, and [...]

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“END OF DAYS” IS TORTUOUS

By | November 24th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

"End of Days," which stars Arnold Schwarzenegger, opened in theaters today. Reviewing it for the Catholic League was research analyst Dennis Nilsen. Here are his comments: "The gory scenes of violence and torture are sickening, but what is most troubling is the crass misappropriation of Catholic themes and imagery. Moreover, several priests are brutalized—even to the [...]

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“ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER” RIPS NUNS

By | November 17th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The nun that is featured in the new movie, "All About My Mother," is pregnant. She’s also HIV-positive. It opens Friday in select theaters. "All About My Mother" was described by one reviewer as "a loose homage to ‘All About Eve’ populated by an outrageous (as usual) assortment of drag queens, transvestite hookers and pregnant nuns." [...]

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“DOGMA” GETS AN “F”

By | November 12th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

William Donohue, president of the Catholic League, and Patrick Scully, the league’s director of communications, saw "Dogma" today. Here are Donohue’s comments on the movie: "The most extensive laughter was when the sarcastically-written disclaimer appeared on the screen. Once the film began, that was just about it. Never in my life have I attended a ‘comedy’ [...]

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BILL MAHER SAVAGES CATHOLICISM

By | November 11th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the November 11 edition of the ABC show, "Politically Incorrect," host Bill Maher interviewed "Dogma" director Kevin Smith. In doing so, Maher blasted Catholics: "Catholics practice what they want to practice. They go to see the Pope ‘cause he’s a big celebrity, but they go home and they masturbate, they practice birth control…well they do." [...]

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SEX SURVEY OF KANSAS CITY STAR STAFF BEGINS

By | November 4th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Kansas City Star has commenced a sex survey of Roman Catholic priests, and now the Catholic League has decided to follow suit by issuing its own survey of the newspaper’s staff. On October 15, Mark Zieman, editor and vice president of the Kansas City Star, sent a letter to Roman Catholic priests, all of whom were randomly selected [...]

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PETER VALLONE’S MISGUIDED PRIORITIES

By | November 4th, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In a letter dated November 1, Peter F. Vallone, Speaker of the New York City Council, wrote to "Friends of the Arts" celebrating the preliminary injunction that the courts granted against Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s attempt to stop funding of the Brooklyn Museum of Art. Vallone ended his letter this way: "We must continue to work together [...]

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300,000 SIGN PETITION TO MICHAEL EISNER

By | November 3rd, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the past few months, a Catholic League petition demanding that Disney dump Miramax secured approximately 300,000 signatures. Last April, the Catholic League was delighted when Disney told Miramax not to release the Catholic-bashing movie, "Dogma," but we were disconcerted when Miramax chiefs Bob and Harvey Weinstein decided to invest $14 million of their own money [...]

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DIRECTOR OF BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART MUST GO

By | November 2nd, 1999|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Over the past few days, the New York Times has revealed that unethical practices have colored the "Sensation" exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art. The director of the museum, Arnold L. Lehman, pressed both Charles Saatchi, the owner of the art, and Christie’s, the prestigious auction house, for financing (the latter was given perks for doing so). [...]

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