2002 – July Releases

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DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL COMMITTEE OFFENDS CATHOLICS; TERRY McAULIFFE IMPLORED TO INTERVENE

By | July 31st, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On the home page of the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) website, democrats.org, there is a link to organizations of interest.  Last week, under the “Catholic” heading, there was one group listed, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC).  After syndicated columnist Mark Shields mentioned this as his “Outrage of the Week” on last weekend’s edition of the [...]

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BILL O’REILLY BLASTS THE POPE

By | July 30th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The “O’Reilly Factor” show that aired last night on the Fox News Channel saw host Bill O’Reilly blast Pope John Paul II for not meeting with the victims of priestly sexual molestation.  O’Reilly complained that the pope would not even allow 30 minutes to meet with the survivors. He also said he could not believe that [...]

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THE PEDOPHILE AS HERO: JEAN GENET’S “ELLE” COMES TO NEW YORK

By | July 25th, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The French playwright Jean Genet penned “Saintete” in the 1950s and it is now being performed in New York as “Elle.”  The play recently opened at the Zipper, an off-Broadway site, and will close July 31.  The play thrashes the papacy in particular and Catholicism in general.  Catholic League president William Donohue took note of the [...]

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CONSERVATIVE ACTIVIST GROUP SEEKS BAN ON QURAN AT UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Family Policy Network, a Virginia-based activist organization, has filed suit in federal district court challenging the right of the University of North Carolina to require incoming freshmen to read selections from the Quran.  The organization holds that the book, Approaching the Qur’an: The Early Revelations, should not be assigned summer reading because it infringes on the [...]

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LUNATIC FRINGE CONFRONTS POPE IN TORONTO

By | July 23rd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue comments today on the beginning of World Youth Day in Toronto: “In addition to the hundreds of thousands of young people assembled in Toronto to enthusiastically greet the Holy Father, a motley crew of malcontents has slumbered their way there as well.  Consider the following. “Joanna Manning, a former nun still [...]

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ANTI-CATHOLIC LECTURES NIXED AT L.A. COLLEGE

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

The Catholic League recently learned of two anti-Catholic lectures that were scheduled at Pierce Community College in Los Angeles as part of the Encore/Oasis continuing education program.  A lecture titled “The Sex Lives of the Popes” was scheduled for August 5, while “Crime and Immorality in the Catholic Church” was to take place August 12.  Both [...]

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JANE MAGAZINE IS NOT FOOLING ANYONE WITH ITS ATTACK ON THE CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | July 2nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The August edition of Jane magazine—out on newsstands this week—features a satirical article about how people can use the same tactics as pedophile priests to have casual sex. Titled, “How to get laid like a priest,” the article contains a disclaimer that asserts it is targeting only pedophile priests, not the Church in general.  The accompanying photographs show [...]

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“SOUTH PARK” EPISODE ON PRIESTS SHOWS COWARDICE

By | July 2nd, 2002|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Comedy Central has been promoting tomorrow night’s episode of “South Park” for over a week.  It boasts that this is one “the Catholic Church doesn’t want you to see.”  The show will target the sex abuse scandal in the Church.  A promo for the show has a bishop, standing in front of the pope, complaining, “we’ll [...]

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