MAKING SENSE OF NONSENSE

Bill Collins is the former mayor of Norwalk, Connecticut and he doesn’t like Cardinal O’Connor. That’s about the only rational conclusion we can draw after reading his silly column, “The Catholic Club: The adjective doesn’t mean universal”; it appeared in theRecord-Journal on April 12. Collins was writing about Norwalk’s Catholic Club,... [Read more...]

CHEAP SHOT AT CHURCH ANSWERED

A writer from Madison, Wisconsin, Jacquelyn Mitchard, recently wrote a pro-abortion article wherein she just happened to take some cheap shots at the Catholic Church. The columnist repeated the same old canard about the Church not providing enough services to unwed mothers. William Donohue’s letter in reply was published on April 18. Dear Editor: Jacquelyn... [Read more...]

QUEENS COLLEGE PRESIDENT OUTCLASSED BY STUDENT

In the May Catalyst we ran a story about an offensive column that appeared in the Queens College student newspaper, QC QUAD. The “Dear Jesus: Real Advice from the Son of God” column contained sexually explicit questions put to “Jesus.” We didn’t find the humor in this (and neither did a great priest who works at the Cardinal Newman Center,... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLIC CARTOONS ON CAMPUS

The University of Arizona’s student newspaper, The Wildcat, recently published two anti-Catholic cartoons that merited a response from the league. One of them, entitled “Swonk,” featured obscenities and caricatures which mocked the ministry of Jesus Christ. It said that Christ was not the Son of God, but the Godfather. The other mocked Holy Communion... [Read more...]

MOCKING THE LAST SUPPER

For some reason, there is apparently great interest in mocking the Last Supper. There have been pictures, posters and T-shirts galore showing Hollywood stars, and others, superimposed as apostles sitting with Christ at the Last Supper. While none of what we’ve seen is vulgar, it is also true that all of the depictions make light of a serious event. The... [Read more...]

COURTS NIX PENTAGON GAG RULE

In a significant ruling, a federal judge struck down Pentagon orders prohibiting military chaplains from urging parishioners to write to the Congress expressing their desire to see the President’s veto of the partial-birth abortion bill overturned. At stake was the constitutional right to freedom of speech. The whole controversy erupted last June... [Read more...]

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