ANTI-CATHOLICISM MARKS NEW MAGAZINE, NOTORIOUS

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

The premier issue of a new magazine, Notorious, featured an article by Sean Bosker that described his experience of “going to confession” at four New York-area Catholic Churches. In his piece, “I Confess: Gettin’ Off Easy,” Bosker instructed non-Catholics how to engage in a mock confession. Himself a non-Catholic, Bosker detailed... [Read more...]

HBO SHOW WON’T AIR AGAIN

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

The Catholic League has had an interesting relationship with HBO (Home Box Office) over the years. The bad news is that HBO airs its share of shows that are offensive to Catholics; the good news is that when we complain, they listen and make changes. Such was the case with the Denis Leary “Lock-N-Load” comedy show. League members who saw... [Read more...]

YALE CASE ADVANCES

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

The November Catalyst carried a story about the five Orthodox Jewish students at Yale University who objected to the sexually-charged living arrangements on campus. They were told by Yale that they could opt to live off campus only if they agreed to buy their way out: they were told to pay room and board fees of $7,000. The students protested, objecting... [Read more...]

CRITICS CAN’T SAVE “NOTHING SACRED”

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

Never before in television history has a show been more praised by the critics and more panned by the public than “Nothing Sacred.” Virtually every TV critic in the country has used superlatives to describe the show while demonstrating nothing but utter contempt for the public that refuses to like it. One gets the distinct feeling that if... [Read more...]

SONY NO BALONEY

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

In December, a senior official at Sony called the league to say that a serious mistake had been made by their San Antonio office: it had inadvertently released, in a few parts of the country, a CD that Sony had agreed to retire, O Come All Ye Faithful. Readers of Catalyst will remember that the Catholic League threatened a boycott of Sony unless... [Read more...]

IT’S THOSE CATHOLICS!

Catalyst January/February Issue 1998

In November, a woman was jailed in Miami for prostitution. For some reason, the news wire service, Reuters, felt compelled to note that the 39-year-old hooker was “a former Catholic high school student.” Had she at one time worked for Reuters, we doubt that her former status would have been mentioned. In December, a New Jersey newspaper, The... [Read more...]

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