CATHOLICS MOCKED BY ARTISTS

In November, Cleveland area artists held a fundraising party for SPACES, a local art gallery. The Plain Dealer gave high profile to the event, including photos of the Catholic baiting participants. The three photos that accompanied the story on the “Saint Misbehavin” party showed a picture of a woman dressed as Santa Anna and a man dressed... [Read more...]

SALVI WAS “OBSESSED” WITH CATHOLICISM?

John Salvi, the deranged man who went on a killing spree in two Brookline, Massachusetts abortion clinics in 1994, was a Catholic. Here is how the ABC affiliate in New York described him on the news: “John Salvi was a young man obsessed with his Catholic religion.” Now when was the last time anyone remembers hearing how “obsessed”... [Read more...]

VICTORY FOR RELIGIOUS LIBERTY

It took the Supreme Court to decide it was okay for Christian school clubs to have Christian officers. In 1993, the Roslyn Free School District on Long Island denied a student the right to limit officers in her Bible club to Christians. The school district claimed that such a measure was discriminatory and the student argued that her religious freedom... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS CARDS WE WOULDN’T RECOMMENDCHRISTMAS CARDS WE WOULDN’T RECOMMEND

Recycled Paper Greetings publishes cards that are supposed to be funny. Some are. But others are offensive. To Catholics, that is. The 1996 catalog of Hanukkah and Christmas cards offers many examples of what passes as humor at Recycled Paper Greetings. While many could be objected to, the league decided to concentrate its efforts on the two most offensive... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT TARGET STORES

Catholics in Buffalo were astonished to learn that Target Stores, a discount chain, refused a donation to a Catholic school on the grounds that “Catholic schools are not part of the community.” The Catholic League calls on all Catholics to boycott Target Stores. The chain is known for its generous donations to Planned Parenthood.  Read More →

SHOWTIME OFFERS DOUBLE WHAMMY

In December, the cable station, Showtime, aired two programs that were clearly targeted at Catholics, and in a most offensive way. On December 9, it showed Critical Choices, and on December 8 and 13, it aired Sherman Oaks. Critical Choices is a movie that takes place over Easter Weekend, beginning with Holy Thursday; it opens with a shot of the... [Read more...]

LEAGUE THREATENS ACTION AGAINST SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Catholic League has threatened to take action against a school district in Northwestern Pennsylvania. After learning that students were barred from creating artwork that depicted a nativity scene, Dr. Donohue sent the following letter to the offending party. December 13, 1996 Ms. Alice Niebauer President, Millcreek Township School District Education... [Read more...]

PUBLIC SCHOOLS SLIGHT CHRISTMAS

In December, the Catholic League was inundated with complaints across the country that public school teachers have been diluting the meaning of Christmas while simultaneously trumpeting the meaning of Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. It has become commonplace for public schools to teach about Hanukkah but not about Christmas, to display menorahs but not nativity... [Read more...]

DENIAL OF “RELEASE TIME” CHALLENGED SUCCESSFULLY

When the Catholic League learned that students in a Long Island public school were not being accommodated to attend religious instruction, it sent a letter directly to the superintendent of schools. Here is what the letter said. December 2, 1996 Dr. Herman A. Sirois Superintendent, Levittown Public Schools Abbey Lane Levittown, New York 11756 Dear Dr.... [Read more...]

NEW REPUBLIC FANS FLAMES OF ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The cover article of the December 30th edition of the New Republic contained a piece by Jacob Heilbrunn that alleges there is a growing war between Catholic and Jewish conservatives. The article, “Neocon v. Theocon,” maintains that Catholic intellectuals have alienated their Jewish neoconservative friends by pushing for a Thomistic understanding... [Read more...]

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