July/August Issue 2000

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OKLAHOMA OFFICIALS ADDRESS FLAP AT ROGERS STATE

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

In June, Oklahoma Governor Frank Keating, along with state lawmakers and education officials, jumped into the fray at Rogers State University.  The  school came under fire by the Catholic League for offering an art appreciation telecourse that features anti-Catholic imagery.  The resulting media fanfare, which hit big in the Sooner state, led public officials to get [...]

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VICTORY IN THE COURTS

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

On June 28, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that taxpayer money could be used to buy computers and other instructional aids for private and parochial schools.  This was a victory that the Catholic League shared with others: Gerard Bradley and Robert George, both of whom serve on our board of advisors, filed an amicus brief on [...]

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QUOTABLE

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

Catholic Press Association, Baltimore, MD, 5/25/00 WILLIAM DONOHUE: "You don’t run a civil rights organization the way you run a soup kitchen.  I will be apologetic to no one about this.  We confront people in the public square...Those who think dialogue is the god, go ahead and dialogue and see how far it gets you.  Try [...]

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THE “AUTHORITARIAN” CATHOLIC CHURCH

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue One of the more common complaints about the Catholic Church is that it is an “undemocratic” institution.  Indeed, many go so far as to label the Church  “authoritarian.”  While the first charge is true, the second is false. If by democracy it is meant what Lincoln meant, government by, for and of the [...]

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WILLIAM E. SIMON, R.I.P.

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic Church lost a great one when she lost William E. Simon.  Bill was known mostly for his entrepreneurial acumen and financial savvy, but he was much more than that—he was a fierce defender of his faith.  Indeed, it made great sense to have him serve on our board of advisors as he epitomized the [...]

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BOGUS CHARITY: CATHOLICS FOR A FREE CHOICE

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League is attempting to weaken the power base of the anti-Catholic group, Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC), by challenging its status as a legitimate charity.  The league’s initiative was triggered by a newspaper report that said the pro-abortion entity was eligible to receive funds from the Connecticut State Employees’ Campaign for Charitable Giving.  [...]

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FUNDING FOR “POPE AND WITCH” HURT NEA

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League’s recent criticism of federal funds being used to support an anti-Catholic play was used as a reason to deny more money to the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). This past spring the league denounced NEA support for the Dario Fo play, “The Pope and the Witch.”  The play is a vicious attack [...]

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“TONIGHT SHOW” MOCKS CATHOLICISM

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

After receiving literally scores of complaints—via phone calls and e-mail—a copy of the May 19 edition of the “Tonight Show” with Jay Leno was obtained.  What angered so many people about this show was a rendition of the Catholic-baiting song, “The Vatican Rag,” performed by actor Dennis Franz and five other actors.   Four of the [...]

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“OVERGROWN CATHOLIC SCHOOLGIRL”?

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Linda Chavez is a brilliant commentator and a committed Catholic; she serves on the league’s board of advisors.  She recently quit the TV talk show, “To the Contrary,” after being personally insulted by host Bonnie Erbe.  In doing so, she followed the lead of Kate O’Beirne, also of our advisory board, who found the incivility of [...]

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VANDAL SUSPECT ARRESTED

By | July 26th, 2000|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Brooklyn has been plagued with a long-series of vandalizing acts carried out against Catholic churches.  Literally dozens of statues have been defaced or smashed, leaving Catholics who live in this New York borough wondering whether the police will ever be able to catch the guilty.  On May 16, they did. The suspect, Primus St. Croix, 33, [...]

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