July/August Issue 2000

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HATE MAIL

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

It never fails: whenever we put an op-ed page ad in the New York Times, we get hate mail. Here’s a sample of our latest, stemming from our ad in the June 5 edition of the Times. “You really hated and feared your Mother’s power, eh? that she was able to do what you can never [...]

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PROGRESS ON ANTI-CATHOLIC ADS

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

The on-going struggle to protest the placement of anti-Catholic ads in major newspapers is working: we have successfully stopped dozens of these ads from reappearing.  The latest to respect our message is the Huntsville Times of Huntsville, Alabama.  The editor, Joe Distelheim, actually wrote an editorial on the subject explaining to readers why it was a mistake to [...]

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AL ROKER INSULTS NUNS; GETS GREASED BY FLO HENDERSON

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

The “Today” show weatherman, Al Roker, made the rounds on talk TV shows in June promoting his new book.  Unfortunately, every chance he got he told an insulting joke about nuns.   That drew the ire of the Catholic League and a flurry of media interest.  Things got worse when “Later Today” show host Florence Henderson [...]

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A LOT TO LEARN

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

On June 26, at a ceremony to commemorate the cracking of the genetic code, President Clinton said, “Today we are learning the language in which God created life.” At his side was Dr. James D. Watson, co-discoverer of the structure of DNA. Now it is well-known that the president is largely responsible for keeping partial-birth abortions [...]

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GORE’S RESPONSE TO DONOHUE BOMBS BADLY

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

On June 1, William Donohue wrote to vice president Al Gore asking him to support the Vatican’s request that the World Gay Pride march either be postponed or moved to another location (the event took place July 1-July 9 in Rome).  On July 3, Gore faxed a letter to Donohue explaining why he would do nothing; [...]

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FORMER MONK BASHES CHURCH ON TV

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

MSG Metro, a cable channel owned by Cablevision, aired a program in June that drew a quick response from the Catholic League.   As part of its “Unblinking Eye” series, the station featured “The Monk at the Duplex,” a play by Christopher Hennelly.  Hennelly, who spent five and a half years in a Franciscan monastery, is [...]

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“FATHER” RASI REDUX

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

In the June Catalyst we urged members to contact the producer of “Larry King Live!” to complain about the selection of Father Richard Rasi on the May 2 show.  Father Rasi was critical of King for introducing him as a “gay defrocked priest” and then proceeded to misrepresent Catholic teaching on homosexuality.  We reported that there is no [...]

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NEW ORLEANS HOUSE OF BLUES

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

The House of Blues is a string of nightclubs found in large metropolitan areas.  We once had a problem with its logo, a rendition of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, but thanks in large part to the efforts of the late Cardinal Bernardin, we were able to convince the owner of the chain that its logo [...]

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HELLO—VOUCHERS ANYONE?

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

The schools in Oakland, California are so violent that hundreds of parents recently asked Mayor Jerry Brown to establish a charter school run by the National Guard.  Brown accepted the idea, floated it by the school board, and watched it die a quick death.  While this was going on, the ACLU filed a class-action lawsuit against [...]

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CATHOLICISM THRASHED IN CINEMAX MOVIE

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

On May 26, Cinemax TV aired a movie starring Woody Allen, “Picking Up the Pieces,” that thrashes Catholicism from beginning to end.  The plot revolves around a butcher (Allen) who slices up his wife and buries her in the desert.  One of the hands is found (giving the finger) by a blind woman who brings it [...]

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