NYC SCHOOLS CHANCELLOR DOES A 360: RELIGIOUS LOSES

Catalyst December Issue 2001

On November 14, New York City Schools Chancellor Harold Levy approved a new policy that would allow school officials to designate a specific area where Muslim students could gather to pray during Ramadan. On the evening of November 15, he reversed himself saying that no such accommodation will be tolerated. The New York Post broke the initial story... [Read more...]

WORLD GIRL SCOUT LEADER ACTS AS FEEDER FOR ANTI-CATHOLIC GROUP

Catalyst December Issue 2001

Has radical feminism infiltrated the Girl Scouts? It’s not entirely clear but the fact that we raise the question suggests something’s less than kosher at the Girl Scouts. Consider the following. Leslie Wright is the Team Coordinator of the New York group that represents the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) at the United... [Read more...]

GO FATHER BRIGGS!

Catalyst December Issue 2001

Kudos to Father Everett F. Briggs of West Virginia. Father Briggs is so upset about Catholic bashing that he has taken things into his own hands. Like putting up billboards along the highways in his home state. Here’s what one of them says: CATHOLIC BASHING is as unacceptable as anti-Semitism and racism Hate Will Destroy America & AWAKE, AMERICA: Your... [Read more...]

NBC’S “LAW AND ORDER” HITS CATHOLICS AGAIN

Catalyst December Issue 2001

In the October 17 episode of the NBC show, “Law and Order: Criminal Intent,” there was a bizarre portrayal of a priest that clearly went over the line. The story revolves around a sexton who is murdered by a junkie. The junkie, who works at the parish, is then killed by another priest. The killer priest is also guilty of embezzling church... [Read more...]

HATE ADS LOSE AGAIN

Catalyst December Issue 2001

The Eternal Gospel Church, a splinter group of the Seventh Day Adventists, has placed its last anti-Catholic newspaper ad in the pages of the Daily Commercial. The ads, which demonize the Catholic Church with charges so absurd that even Phil Donahue might not believe them, have been popping up all over the country. Every time they do we go after them... [Read more...]

“KILL IT!” BUT KILL WHAT?

Catalyst December Issue 2001

With only two weeks to go before the election, New York mayoral hopeful Mark Green was so far in front of his Republican challenger, Mike Bloomberg, that his victory seemed like a slam dunk. Then the bottom fell out on Green as he made one stupid move after another. It really isn’t fair to say that Green’s moves were stupid. More accurately, they... [Read more...]

DEZELL’S DEMONS

Catalyst December Issue 2001

Maureen Dezell is not particularly fond of the Catholic Church. This explains why she writes for the Boston Globe. She fits like a glove. Dezell takes a shot at the Church any chance she gets. For Example, in her column of October 21, she spoke positively about the inveterate Catholic-bashing playwright, Christopher Durang. Durang is famous for “Sister... [Read more...]

GIOVINO SCORES IN JERUSALEM

Catalyst December Issue 2001

Catholic League research analyst Louis Giovino scored in the pages of the Jerusalem Post when the newspaper published his letter taking another critic of Pope Pius XII to task. Giovino was not too happy with the glowing review that the newspaper gave to Susan Zuccotti’s book, Under His Very Window: The Vatican and the Holocaust. He noted that... [Read more...]

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