In last month’s Catalyst, we stated our objections to the scene in the Neil Jordan movie, “The Butcher Boy,” which has Sinead O’Connor voicing the “F-word” while playing the Virgin Mary. Readers might like to know that the Irish Voice wasn’t at all upset with this, though it did get bent out of shape observing that the... [Read more...]SICKNESS IN SEATTLE
In late April and early May, the Seattle’s Art/Not Terminal gallery featured two obscene, blasphemous paintings, both of which were displayed in the gallery’s window. As described by Michelle Malkin in the Seattle Times, the first painting showed “a smiling papal figure standing between two nuns. Each nun has her hand on the head of a male... [Read more...]VATICAN RAG
To the editors: Predictably, The New Republican didn’t like what the Vatican had to say in its document on the Holocaust, We Remember: A Reflection on the Shoah (“With Burning Anxiety,” April 6). Instead of trying to recount line by line the editorial on this subject, I have just one question: Which institution, or group of people,... [Read more...]VOTE FOR THE POPE
Time magazine is conducting a poll via the internet looking for the public’s choice of the 100 most influential people in the 20th century. It will use the results to publish special issues in commemoration of such individuals and will tally the final results with an eye towards naming the Man or Woman of the Century. One of our members noticed... [Read more...]WANT A GOOD READ?
Catholic League president William Donohue is delighted to endorse and recommendGood News for Bad Days, a new book by Father Paul Keenan: “Written by a model priest who is known in New York for his radio talk shows, Good News for Bad Daysdelivers sound advice on a wide range of issues that touch everyone’s life. It is not only lively and well-written,... [Read more...]This advertisement appeared in the New York Times OP-ED page on Friday, May 22, 1998
CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S SILVER ANNIVERSARY (1973-1998) Twenty-five years ago this month, the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights was founded by Father Virgil Blum, S.J. Established to defend individual Catholics and the institutional Church against defamation and discrimination, the league has surged in membership in recent years to 350,000,... [Read more...]