DR. QUINN NEEDS MEDICINE HERSELF

On October 19, the CBS program, Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, aired a segment that raised the eyebrows of the Catholic League. Printed below is a transcript of the offending exchange. REVEREND: Your godparents must be very, very special people indeed. You understand they do much more than step in, in case of tragedy. DR. QUINN: I must admit, Mr. Morel,... [Read more...]

PATRICK KENNEDY APOLOGIZES, SORT OF

Rep. Patrick Kennedy apologized on November 1 for saying that “I hope in the near future the [Catholic] Church crawls out of the Stone Age.” Kennedy was referring the Church’s teachings on ordination. But his apology sounded more like a clarification of his position than a really contrite response. Kennedy said “I regret my choice... [Read more...]

ANOTHER TRAVESTY IN HIGHER EDUCATION

In the July-August edition of Catalyst, we ran a story about the badgering that a Catholic student experienced during an interview for a scholarship at the University of Virginia. As it turns out, UVA does not have a monopoly on harassing Catholic students during interviews. After our article appeared, we received a letter from a member who recounted... [Read more...]

DURANG CLAIMS INNOCENCE

Christopher Durang, the playwright who gave us “Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All for You,” and has now offered us “Sex and Longing,” says that his detractors “claimed that my criticism was anti-Catholic.” He adds that they “confused criticism with bigotry.” Really? If that is true, then it means that... [Read more...]

MORAL VICTORY IN NORTH CAROLINA HIGH SCHOOL

In last month’s Catalyst, we ran an article about Grimsley High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. We printed a letter from Dr. Donohue to the Superintendent of the Guilford County Schools, Dr. Jerry Weast. At issue was the propriety of assigning a patently offensive book, The Old Gringo. The final vote by the school board was 6-5 to keep the... [Read more...]

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