BISHOPS OPPOSE “GOLDEN COMPASS”

Catalyst January/February Issue 2008

Despite the positive review (later withdrawn) of “The Golden Compass” provided by the Office of Film and Broadcasting, a division of the United States Council of Catholic Bishops, the reaction to the film by individual bishops was anything but enthusiastic. Every bishop who spoke out on the topic echoed the Catholic League’s take on the film:... [Read more...]

BISHOPS PULL “GOLDEN COMPASS” REVIEW

Catalyst January/February Issue 2008

On November 29, the Office for Film and Broadcasting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops posted a positive review of “The Golden Compass” on the Catholic News Service website. Written by the office’s director, Harry Forbes, and an associate, John Mulderig, the review hailed the film as “an exciting adventure story” that “rates... [Read more...]

HUCKABEE DISAPPOINTS CATHOLICS

Catalyst January/February Issue 2008

When it was reported that Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee would speak at the Rev. John Hagee’s church in Texas on December 23, the Catholic League was inundated with requests from the media for comment. As readers of Catalyst know, it is no secret that Hagee has a long history of anti-Catholicism. The league had no trouble pulling... [Read more...]

PUNDITS GET IT WRONG ON BOYCOTT

Catalyst January/February Issue 2008

Most pundits predicted that the Catholic League boycott of “The Golden Compass” would backfire and actually entice more people to see the film. The movie, which was supposed to be the new “Lord of the Rings” or “Chronicles of Narnia,” made a mere $25.8 million its opening weekend and an even paltrier $9 million the following weekend. Although... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC LEAGUE QUOTES ON “GOLDEN COMPASS”

Catalyst January/February Issue 2008

November 27, 2007 (BBC America) “World News Today” Reporter: Bill Donohue, doesn’t that play into the precise stereotype of the Catholic Church and organized religion? You are so intolerant, you can’t bear the idea of kids making their own minds. William Donohue: I think that if we had a movie based off of three books that are anti-gay you... [Read more...]

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