June Issue 1994

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Catholic League Subway Ad Explodes in Controversy

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

By William A. Donohue It all began on January 19th. That was the day the Catholic Leagne registered its criticisms of the New York City subway ads posted by the Gay Men's Health Crisis, a radical homosexual outfit. The posters included pictures of young people of the same sex kissing each other, complete with photos of [...]

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N.Y. Post Editorial Backs League Ads

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

The following editorial appeared in the New York Post on Saturday, April 30, 1994. It is reprinted with permission. The Truth About Condoms A new AIDS-prevention campaign has drawn the ire of the Gay Men's Health Crisis, which seems to want to maintain a virtual stranglehold on the dissemination of AIDS-related information. This development isn't surprising- the [...]

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COMBATING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CATHOLICS

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

Workplace discrimination against Catholics is still with ns. To be sure, most Catholics do not make an issue of their religion on the job. Nor should they. But that doesn't mean that external manifestations of Catholicism should be hidden from the workplace. Here are two examples: it is customary on Ash Wednesday for Catholics to report to [...]

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A Marriage Made in Heaven

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights & the Society of Catholic Social Scientists By Dr. Joseph A. Varacalli Former V.P. Dan Quayle calls it the "cultural elite." Theologian Richard Neuhaus refers to it as a modern day form of "gnosticism." Sociologist Peter Berger terms it the "new class." Adapting Berger's phrase to the radical [...]

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Happiness is…

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

Mirror, mirror, on the wall, who is the happiest of them all? Not the intellectuals, that's for sure. Indeed, they're probably the most miserable. But more on that later. Certainly among the happiest are those who have happy marriages, and there is little doubt that, by and large, the happily married are those who take their [...]

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Carnegie-Mellon Admits “Mistake” After League Threatens Suit

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On April 19th, Pittsburgh's Carnegie-Mellon University admitted that it had made "a mistake" in charging student Patrick Mooney with harassment. The charge was made after Mooney conveyed to a visiting professor his outrage over the posting of a highly offensive portrait of John Cardinal O'Connor by a student organization. The poster, which featured a picture of [...]

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“PICKET FENCES” OFFENDS AGAIN

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

David E. Kelley is the executive producer of the CBS show "Picket Fences." For whatever reason, he seems obsessed with Catholic-baiting. Last October, an episode of "Picket Fences" bashed the Catholic Church for its stand on contraception and abortion. But the show of April 29th went beyond that, this time portraying a Catholic priest as a [...]

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Catholic Bashing at the United Nations

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

We received copies of this gem from members across the country. The recently concluded three week Preparatory Committee meeting of the International Conference on Population and Development was marred by several incidents of Catholic-bashing. In a statement, Dr. William A. Donohue, president of the Catholic League, detailed his objections: "The Preparatory Committee meeting of the International [...]

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Judge Blasts ‘Loss of Moral Values,’ Reinstates Principal Who Allowed Prayer

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A high school principal in Jackson, Mississippi, fired because he allowed a student to read a prayer over the school's intercom system, has been reinstated by a judge who spoke in his decision of the "loss of moral values in public education" which has occurred since the Supreme Court's 1962 decision barring prayer in public schools. [...]

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Only Pro-Choice Catholics Need Apply?

By | June 9th, 1994|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

According to news reports, senior officials in the New York Republican party have determined that the Republican party gubernatorial nominee must fit a certain demographic mold. The candidate must be Catholic, pro-choice and fiscally conservative. The plain effect of this test is to exclude people like Herb London, who is both Jewish and pro-life, from consideration [...]

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