April Issue 2005

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TEN COMMANDMENTS ON TRIAL

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On March 2, the U.S. Supreme Court considered two cases on the public display of the Ten Commandments. One case dealt with whether the monument belongs on property owned by Texas; the other deals with a display in Kentucky courthouses. Whatever the high court decides may have an impact on religious displays on public property, such [...]

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“MILLIONS” WORTH OF ENJOYMENT

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Fox Searchlight Pictures has released "Millions," a movie that our own Kiera McCaffrey previewed and found uplifting. The film is set in Liverpool on the fictional eve of the conversion of the British pound sterling to the euro. Two Catholic brothers who have recently lost their mother find a bag containing over £200,000. In the final [...]

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ANOTHER CATHOLIC-BASHING PLAY

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The Playwrights Theater in Manhattan—whose board includes Terrence McNally, of anti-Catholic "Corpus Christi" fame—recently staged the bizarre play, "Whores," written by Lee Blessing. While mainly an anti-American satire, "Whores" is also intentionally offensive to Catholics. A barely fictionalized Central American general who ordered the murder of four nuns now lives in Miami. The audience of "Whores" [...]

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