IRISH INSULT

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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 on stage dressed as a nun with Rosary... [Read more...]

U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM LIBELS CATHOLICISM

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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.... [Read more...]

CNN APOLOGIZES

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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 another Immaculate Deception?” We... [Read more...]

WAS ST. PAUL GAY?

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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 worked on patents... [Read more...]

BEYOND SICK

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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 by two... [Read more...]

CHANGE AND SHUT UP

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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... [Read more...]

SAGES WEIGH IN

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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... [Read more...]

“GAY” ISN’T THE ISSUE

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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... [Read more...]

VILE VIDEO GAME

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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... [Read more...]

VINTAGE AAUP

Catalyst July/August Issue 1998

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... [Read more...]

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