April Issue 1997

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VIRGINIA TV NEWS REPORT DRAWS LEAGUE RESPONSE

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a news report on February 21 on WJLA in Virginia, it was mentioned that an abortion clinic was bombed. But the anchor woman also just happened to mention that the clinic "is down the street from a Catholic church." The Catholic League, struck by this gratuitous association, sent a letter of protest to the station [...]

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BREAKING THE COMMANDMENTS

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

USA Network runs three steamy back-to-back shows on Sunday nights, "Pacific Blue," "Silk Stalkings" and "The Big Easy." Not satisfied to appeal to the curious and prurient among us, USA Network decided to flag its Sunday night programs in TV Guide by printing the following inscription: "GUARANTEED TO BREAK AT LEAST 20% MORE COMMANDMENTS THAN ANY [...]

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SOUTH DAKOTA SPONSORS ATTACK ON CATHOLICISM

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On February 7, the most notoriously anti-Catholic play ever written, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, was performed by students from Douglas High School in Box Elder, South Dakota, at the Johnson Fine Arts Center of Northern State University. The play was selected for entry into a state-wide contest and was nominated for an award [...]

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PETA DISCREDITED —AGAIN

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In a recent issue of Catalyst, we reported on the bigoted attack that People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) made on Boys Town. PETA had charged Boys Town with animal abuse, and in the course of introducing its readers to Boys Town, it made inflammatory and wholly inaccurate charges of pedophilia against the priests who once [...]

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ANOTHER “ARTISTIC” ATTACK

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Krannert Art Museum at the University of Illinois is the latest venue for blasphemous and vulgar art. The exhibition in question, "Dans La Zibeline Du Zob," consists of ten large wall hangings that depict the interior of three European Cathedrals. What's hanging from nails in the center of each drawing is the source of our [...]

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LEAGUE AD TO BE PUBLISHED BY PRENTICE-HALL

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League is proud to announce that its 1995 ad on the U.N.'s Beijing Conference on Women will be published in a forthcoming volume by Prentice-Hall. The book, Perspectives on Argument, Second Edition by Nancy V. Wood , will republish the following ad; it appeared on the Op-Ed page of the New York Times on [...]

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WISCONSIN CAMPUS MINISTER SLAMS CHURCH

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Pamela Strakeljahn, the campus minister at the University of Wisconsin's Platteville campus, wrote a piece in February in the Wisconsin State Journal, that attacked the Catholic Church. Professing to disagree with the Catholic Church's teachings on qualifications for the priesthood, Strakeljahn blasted the Vatican for having "forgotten the human compassion and unconditional love that Jesus came [...]

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NATIONAL LAW JOURNAL OFFENDS

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The February 24th edition of the National Law Journal contained a critical article about a recent court decision that legitimated the rights of abortion protesters. The article was responsible journalism, even if it was disagreeable from the league's perspective. What was irresponsible was the accompanying cartoon. The cartoon by Martin Mayo showed a judge tied to his chair [...]

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TOUCH LEAVES US UNTOUCHED

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The movie, Touch, tries to capture what Christ would be like if he came back to earth in the 1990s. Viewers are introduced to a Christ who, though capable of miracles, shows no interest in spreading the gospel, perhaps owing to his attraction to girls. We meet nutty Catholics who are prepared to kill for a [...]

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INDIANAPOLIS STAR INFLAMES CATHOLICS

By | April 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Beginning February 16, the Indianapolis Star ran a three-part series on sexual misconduct among priests in the Lafayette Diocese. Though some of the reporting was professional, and an editorial on the subject was reasonable, there were elements to the story that justifiably inflamed area Catholics, and none more than Bishop William Higi. The way the story began was [...]

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