EWTN EXPANDS COVERAGE

When the Catholic League was contacted by our members in Northern New Jersey about plans by the local cable company to cut back on programming for Eternal World Television Network (EWTN) from 24 hours to 12 hours a day, we sent a letter to TCI asking them to reconsider their decision. We are happy to report that EWTN has temporarily secured an extra... [Read more...]

CD COVER MOCKES CHRIST

Jetset Records has released a new CD by recording artist Firewater that has ignited a protest from the Catholic League and a Tampa, Florida retail dealer. The CD in question,Get Off The Cross, We Need The Wood For The Fire, features an illustration of Jesus Christ on the cover holding a beer and a cigarette. Sensuous Sound Systems of Tampa not only... [Read more...]

COMPUTER GAME TARGETS CATHOLICS

n a recent edition of the computer magazine, Wired, there was an article about a new computer game, Quake, that is apparently the successor of Doom, the number one computer game. Here’s a selection of what was written: “The first time I met Romero, he had just moused his way into a Quake chamber lined with tormented stone Christs. ‘Take... [Read more...]

GLORIA STEINEM IGNITES CATHOLICS AT RALLY

When the Catholic League learned that feminist Gloria Steinem was going to appear at a rally for a Congressional candidate, it immediately launched a protest. The rally took place on October 14 at the State University College at New Paltz, an upstate New York institution. Steinem appeared at rally for Congressman Maurice Hinchey, a Catholic Democrat... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC BASHING CREEPS INTO CONGRESSIONAL RACE

In a race for the First Congressional District, Republican incumbent Michael Forbes of Long Island charged his Democratic opponent, Nora Bredes, of Catholic bashing. Rep. Forbes was referring to the anti-Catholic statements made by one of Bredes’ fundraisers, Marilyn Fitterman. Fitterman is a former president of the New York State Chapter of the National... [Read more...]

BOASTING ABOUT ANTI-CATHOLICISM

One of our good members, John Boone from Woodland, California, recently sent us a back issue of a newspaper called The Christian Activist. Published by James Buchfuehrer out of Mt. Hermon, California, the publication fancies itself as “A Journal of Orthodox Opinion.” But from what we’ve read, it sounds more like a journal of orthodox... [Read more...]

FRANCES KISSLING, MASTER OF SPIN

Frances Kissling, president of oxymoronically entitled organization, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), is second to no one when it comes to putting a spin on issues. She proved herself once again to be the spin master with her publication, “Everything You Always Wanted To Know About The Catholic Vote.” It is Kissling’s determination... [Read more...]

COMIC TAKES AIM AT CATHOLICISM

On a new Comedy Central program called Pulp Comics, which aired October 9, Paul Provenza, a comedian and writer of the program, first discussed sex and AIDS, making the point that one can’t afford to have unprotected sex with anyone. “You could sleep with Mother Teresa, wake up the next day with a Chia Pet growing out of your underwear.” The... [Read more...]

MAD TV REPEATEDLY OFFENDS

Fox’s Mad TV is a program which shows skits that parody many people and institutions including Catholics. Two such skits were considered offensive by the league. One, which aired October 7, featured a Catholic teacher discussing safe sex to her high school class; a crucifix was prominently displayed on the wall. She loaded her commentary with off... [Read more...]

FRANKNESS FROM HOLLYWOOD

Lisa Schwarzbaum, a writer for Entertainment Weekly, had some pretty frank things to say about Hollywood and Catholics in the October 11 edition. “At the risk of sounding like Michael Medved,” she said, “I’ve got to add this magnified-on-video footnote: In The Craft, Fleming emphasizes Sarah’s alienation at St. Benedict’s Academy... [Read more...]

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