PRO-LIFE STUDENTS REWARDED BY CATHOLIC SCHOOL; ABORTION GROUPS OBJECT

Catalyst April Issue 2002

A Catholic high school in the Philadelphia Archdiocese, Archbishop Wood, is rewarding students with extra-credit for participating in pro-life demonstrations outside a Planned Parenthood clinic. Planned Parenthood and Catholics for a Free Choice are going bonkers. We told the media that we are delighted with the news that pro-life students at the school... [Read more...]

GREETINGS MR. ANTI-CHRIST

Catalyst April Issue 2002

Not a day goes by at the Catholic League without some lunatic sending us hate mail. Our favorite crackpot mail comes from fringe Protestant groups. They generally tell us that we’re going straight to Hell because we follow the teachings of the Catholic Church. But lest we think they’re against us (why would we think that?), they hasten to add how... [Read more...]

CATHOLICS URGED TO BOYCOTT JEWISH MUSEUM

Catalyst April Issue 2002

On March 17, New York’s Jewish Museum opened a controversial exhibit, “Mirroring Evil: Nazi Imagery/Recent Art.” Many Jews blasted the museum for displaying artwork they said trivialized the Holocaust; some called for a boycott of the museum. The museum’s curator, Norman L. Kleeblatt, defended the exhibition saying it was supposed to... [Read more...]

KFI, L.A., GUILTY OF BIGOTRY, LYING, COWARDICE

Catalyst April Issue 2002

On the February 12 edition of the “John and Ken Show,” a KFI radio program in Los Angeles, several bigoted remarks were made about Catholic priests. On February 14, the Catholic League called to verify the comments, but no one responded. We e-mailed KFI on February 19 asking for verification and were told that the following remarks (among... [Read more...]

GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL LOVES ANTI-CATHOLIC MOVIE

Catalyst April Issue 2002

On February 13, director Constantin Costa-Gavras won the prestigious Berlinale Kamera award at the Berlin International Film Festival. The Greek-born French director won the prize for his latest movie, “Amen.” The film is about a German SS officer who allegedly tells a priest what was happening to the Jews during the Holocaust and the subsequent... [Read more...]

“SOUTH PARK” LASHES OUT AGAIN

Catalyst April Issue 2002

Catholic bashing is nothing new to “South Park,” so when the new season began March 6 we braced ourselves for more trouble. What we didn’t expect was that the bashing would begin even before the first show aired. Days before the new season began, a promo aired showing a young woman in the confessional. With trepidation in her voice, she... [Read more...]

GO JOEL!

Catalyst April Issue 2002

Last month we ran a story on our protest of the movie, 40 Days and 40 Nights. It features a young Catholic who gives up sex for Lent and is tempted by his ex-girlfriend. When it opened March 1, most reviewers hammered it for being a lousy flick. A few brave souls slammed it for being anti-Catholic as well. No one was better than Joel Siegel of the... [Read more...]

NEW YORK POLITICIANS SNUB CATHOLICS

Catalyst April Issue 2002

New York gubernatorial hopefuls Andrew Cuomo and Carl McCall refused to march in New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, saying they would only participate when members of a gay group are allowed to march under their own banner. Senator Charles Schumer, who has skipped the parade since the flap with the gay group began, also refused to march.... [Read more...]

BILL MAHER IS OUT OF CONTROL: ABC OFFICIALS ASKED TO INTERVENE

Catalyst April Issue 2002

Within the space of 48 hours, Bill Maher attacked Catholic priests in a way the Ku Klux Klan couldn’t match. On March 6, on “Politically Correct with Bill Maher,” comedian Jimmy Kimmel mocked the Immaculate Conception by saying, “God has a penis.” When the audience reacted with nervous laughter, Kimmel offered, “Oh, like... [Read more...]

CBS AVERTS BIGGEST BOYCOTT IN HISTORY

Catalyst April Issue 2002

When The Drudge Report website reported that CBS was giving serious consideration to replacing David Letterman with Howard Stern, we immediately responded with a threat to boycott the show’s sponsors. William Donohue told the media on March 6, “CBS is out of its mind if it thinks it can get away with moving Howard Stern into the Letterman slot... [Read more...]

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