ABC’S “THE PRACTICE” CONTINUES TO BAIT CATHOLICS

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 what you’re going... [Read more...]

“END OF DAYS” IS TORTUOUS

“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... [Read more...]

“ALL ABOUT MY MOTHER” RIPS NUNS

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... [Read more...]

“DOGMA” GETS AN “F”

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... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER SAVAGES CATHOLICISM

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... [Read more...]

SEX SURVEY OF KANSAS CITY STAR STAFF BEGINS

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 from the... [Read more...]

PETER VALLONE’S MISGUIDED PRIORITIES

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... [Read more...]

300,000 SIGN PETITION TO MICHAEL EISNER

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... [Read more...]

DIRECTOR OF BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART MUST GO

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... [Read more...]