July/August Issue 1998

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IRISH INSULT

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

For the past two years, Guinness has invited Sinead O’Connor to sing at its Irish Fest at Randalls Island in New York. The good news is that O’Connor has not sported her usual animosity towards Catholicism. The bad news is that others have. On June 13, a female singer in one of the bands, Chumbawumba, appeared [...]

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U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LIBELS CATHOLICISM

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, located in Washington, D.C., has come under fire by several Jewish intellectuals for its unfair depictions of Christianity. Most of the criticism focuses on a 14 minute-movie, "Antisemitism," which seeks to establish a direct link between the teachings of the Catholic Church and the Holocaust. In the movie, Hitler is [...]

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CNN APOLOGIZES

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Recently, CNN International did a spot on a possible cure for cancer, coming out of Italy. One of our alert members, Father Robert Faricy of the Pontifical University in Rome, didn’t like what reporter Fiona Foster had to say about it, so he fired off a letter. She questioned whether this was "a miracle, or just [...]

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WAS ST. PAUL GAY?

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Why the office of U.S. Patent and Trademark needs an Office of Civil Rights is not readily understood. Why that office has a Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transsexual subcommittee is even less understandable. Even more peculiar is why they have a need to sponsor the First Annual Gay Awareness Month Celebration. And all along we thought they [...]

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BEYOND SICK

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Last month we reported that there was an artist in Seattle who hates Catholicism and uses the most vile imagery imaginable. The same artist has struck again, proving that our imagination is indeed limited. As described by one of our members, here’s what the latest contribution to art looks like: "Depicts Christ on cross being sodomized [...]

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CHANGE AND SHUT UP

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Times Herald Record, a newspaper that covers Orange County, New York, wants the Catholic Church to change and shut up. Here’s the evidence. In an editorial, the Times Herald Record took the Catholic Church to task for its rules governing qualifications for the priesthood: it wants women priests and married priests. Indeed, it even compared these Church rules [...]

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SAGES WEIGH IN

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Novelist John Irving was recently asked a hypothetical question: what would he outlaw? His response was "Visits to the country by the pope, unless he stops proselytizing. When he says that abortion is ‘an abominable crime, a senseless impoverishment of the person and not of society itself,’ he’s just blowing more right-to-life hot air; he should [...]

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“GAY” ISN’T THE ISSUE

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League remains steadfast in its conviction that James Hormel should not be tenured as U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg. Our position is based on Hormel’s refusal to disavow his support for the anti-Catholic group, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, not his sexual orientation. Unfortunately, his supporters have tried to skirt the anti-Catholic charge by focusing exclusively [...]

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VILE VIDEO GAME

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

There must be some strange appetite out there for the commercial abuse of nun-like characters. The latest is a video game called "Sister Mary Lascivious." An ad for this game appeared in the June issue of Ultra Gamplayers, a video game magazine by Imagine Media. It showed an illustration of a gun-waving, scantily clad buxom nun. Alongside [...]

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VINTAGE AAUP

By | July 27th, 1998|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Readers will recall that in March, our lead story dealt with the anti-Christian and anti-Semitic incidents that took place at the New Paltz campus of the State University of New York (SUNY) last year. The incidents occurred during a conference on "Revolting Behavior: The Challenges of Women’s Sexual Freedom." The conference featured a sex-toy sale, masturbation [...]

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