January/February Issue 1997

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ANTI-CATHOLICISM HITS CAMPUSES

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Many institutions of higher education have been particularly hostile to Catholicism. Just recently, the league addressed problems occurring at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas, the University of New York at Stony Brook, Hofstra University and an off-campus newspaper at the University of Wisconsin. The problem at Friends concerned the school’s hosting an exhibition that featured anti-Catholic [...]

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CHICAGO PROPOSES TO DELETE GOOD FRIDAY AS A HOLIDAY

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The city of Chicago is proposing that Good Friday be eliminated as a government holiday; the City Council is expected to vote on the measure. The move is unprecedented as Good Friday has always been given as a government holiday in Chicago. The official reason given for the change is "the increasing diversity of religious viewpoints [...]

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OBSCENE “ART” AT PENN STATE TARGETS MARY

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In what is believed to be the most obscene piece of artwork to attack Catholics ever seen, a female student at Penn State crafted a huge vagina--in a grotto-like shape--complete with human hair, and placed a statue of Our Blessed Mother within it; it was displayed on the campus lawn in full view of the students, [...]

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GREAT BOOKS LACKS GREATNESS

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Great Books publishes a Junior Great Books series that is widely used in classrooms across the nation. Unfortunately, some of the selected readings denigrate Catholics. The league made its concerns known by writing directly to the President of Great Books, Alice Letvin. Four selections from the series were cited as offensive: I Just Kept on Smiling, by [...]

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CHRISTMAS TV “HUMOR” SLAMS CATHOLICISM

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 14, two shows were aired that treated with disrespect Jesus, Mary and Joseph and generally caricatured Catholic beliefs and traditions. Saturday Night Live andMad TV were replete with comedic attempts that disparaged Catholicism. In Saturday Night Live, Rosie O’Donnell and Penny Marshall were portrayed as buffoon nuns. The nun played by Marshall was shown drinking liquor from a [...]

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THE MYSTERIOUS MADALYN MURRAY O’HAIR

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Until recently, Madalyn Murray O’Hair was known for one thing--America’s most bitter atheist (she was the one who sued to get prayer thrown out of the schools in 1963). It now looks like she may also be known as a thief. The last time any of O’Hair’s friends saw her was in the fall of 1995 [...]

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FRANKLIN MINT CARICATURES NOT APPRECIATED

By | January 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League has received many complaints from its members regarding a particular line of products offered by the Franklin Mint. We agree with our members that the "Holy Cats" and "Teddy Bear Treasure" series is not an amusing caricature of the nativity scene. In a letter to the president of the Franklin Mint, Adam Berger, [...]

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