ANTI-CATHOLICISM HITS CAMPUSES

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... [Read more...]

CHICAGO PROPOSES TO DELETE GOOD FRIDAY AS A HOLIDAY

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 among our... [Read more...]

OBSCENE “ART” AT PENN STATE TARGETS MARY

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, faculty and administrators.... [Read more...]

GREAT BOOKS LACKS GREATNESS

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,... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS TV “HUMOR” SLAMS CATHOLICISM

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... [Read more...]

THE MYSTERIOUS MADALYN MURRAY O’HAIR

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 when she left to go to New York to protest the... [Read more...]

FRANKLIN MINT CARICATURES NOT APPRECIATED

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,... [Read more...]

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