2002 – January Releases

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BLOOMBERG BECKONS FIGHT WITH CATHOLICS

By | January 22nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  When his press secretary, Edward Skyler, was asked about the mayor’s appearance at an event that excludes gays from marching under their own banner, he said, “The mayor believes the best way to change an organization is to do so from [...]

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NEW ABC SHOW, “THE JOB,” OFFERS OLD ABC ANTI-CATHOLIC FARE

By | January 17th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Last evening, the season premiere of the ABC show, “The Job,” depicted a detective dressed as a priest and a stripper dressed as a nun; it was not disclosed until the end that the “hot nun” is actually a stripper.  The “nun” was shown stripping in front of one of the male detectives while three other [...]

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PALM BEACH POST JUSTIFIES ANTI-CATHOLICISM

By | January 17th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

There was a cartoon by Don Wright that appeared in the January 16 edition of the Palm Beach Post that led to a flurry of complaints by local Catholics.  Many called us or faxed us the cartoon.  The cartoon, available on the newspaper’s online site, shows a woman sitting in a chair pondering what is a cruel caricature [...]

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NEW REPUBLIC CHARGES POPE PIUS XII WAS “EVIL”

By | January 17th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

New Republic editor Martin Peretz was quoted in the Jan. 13 Sunday Times of London as saying Pope Pius XII was “an evil man.”  His charge is based on a piece by Daniel Goldhagen in the Jan. 27 edition of the magazine that blames Catholicism for the Holocaust.  Catholic League president William Donohue replied to both men today: “Ask [...]

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NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MUTILATES ROSARY BEADS AND DISTRIBUTES THEM TO COLLEAGUES

By | January 10th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Two months ago we called for the Nebraska legislature to censure state senator Ernie Chambers for the anti-Catholic remarks he made when a voucher bill was being debated. Now he’s moved from anti-Catholic rhetoric to anti-Catholic behavior. Yet he remains undisciplined. Chambers’ bigotry is also directed at [...]

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NO-NAME ARTIST ATTACKS POPE IN NO-NAME GALLERY

By | January 10th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: , |

Beginning tonight, Get Real Art Gallery in New York will feature the work of artist Paul Richard.  Besides depicting Jackie Onassis in a Kotex Light Days Panty Liners ad, Pope John Paul II is portrayed with a gerbil. Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks today: “I did a Nexis database search on Paul [...]

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FUNDING OF NAPA MUSEUM IS THE NEW ISSUE; MONDAVI ENTERS THE FRAY

By | January 9th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

COPIA officials at the Napa, California museum are insisting that it is “misinformation” to say it has received millions of dollars in public funding; they admit to receiving only a $50,000 grant.  Indeed, the Catholic League has been accused of “lying” about the money.  The league’s protest is directed at a display of figurines that show [...]

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CATHOLIC LEAGUE DONATES POOPER-SCOOPER TO NAPA, CALIFORNIA MUSEUM, COPIA

By | January 8th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Featured at an exhibition at COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, is a display of figurines that depicts the pope and nuns defecating.  Since the Catholic League protested on January 4, Catholic volunteers at the museum have quit and several local Catholic groups have cancelled events.  But museum officials are justifying the [...]

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FIGURINES SHOW POPE AND NUNS DEFECATING AT NAPA, CALIFORNIA MUSEUM

By | January 4th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

COPIA: The American Center for Wine, Food & the Arts, a museum in Napa, California, is the venue of an exhibition entitled, “Active Ingredients.”  One part of the exhibition shows the work of Antoni Miralda, a Catalonian artist.  In a display that features figurines of famous people, Miralda chose to depict the pope and nuns defecating [...]

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