Gannett Newspapers just can’t get over Iona College’s determination to stand firm for its Catholic principles. Last October, Gannett editorialized against Iona for “censoring” an obscenity-laden student poem from appearing in the school’s magazine. Now, six months later, the Gannett-owned Journal News (White Plains, NY) has raised... [Read more...]HANDLING WISE GUYS
The reaction of the Catholic League to incidents of Catholic bashing depends on many factors, one of which is the offender’s style. When we deal with wise guys, as we did when we spotted an article and a cartoon in NY Press (one of those free underground weeklies), we often respond in kind. The following is an example of what we mean. Dear Editor: Jonathan... [Read more...]HITLER—NOT AN ATHEIST?
Just when we think we’ve heard it all, we read in Free Inquiry, the house organ of secular humanists, that Hitler was not an atheist. William Donohue couldn’t hold back and that is why he wrote the following: “John Patrick Michael Murphy may have an Irish-Catholic sounding name, but his true colors are that of an atheist. And a dumb one at... [Read more...]HOLLYWOOD?
Hollywood gets a bad rap these days for producing too much sex and violence. In the opinion of the Catholic League, the rap is deserved. But some are trying to change things. Barbara Nicolosi, a Catholic screenwriter and the former Director of Development for Paulist Productions, is the Director of ACT ONE. This new group will commence in August with... [Read more...]HOLY SEE UNDER ATTACK AT U.N.
The International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) has announced that it is launching a massive campaign directed at undermining the Vatican’s role in the United Nations. The IPPF, which is headquartered in London, is urging “governmental, non-governmental and other institutions to endorse existing appeals for a review of the Vatican’s... [Read more...]INSIDE THE VATICAN
If you want to stay current with what is happening in the Church, then now is the time to subscribe to Inside the Vatican. Write to 3050 Gap Knob Road, New Hope, KY 40052 or call them at 1-800-789-9494 for subscription information. Congratulations to the magazine on its anniversary. Read More →INTERVIEW MAGAZINE INSULTS CATHOLICS
On the cover of the May issue of Interview magazine, actress Rose McGowan was shown wearing only a veil and a pearl rosary; at the end of the rosary was a bouquet of roses covering her genitalia. Her arms were extended outward in a manner that resembles the way many Catholics position themselves at the consecration of the Eucharist, and there was... [Read more...]LOUISIANA PRO-LIFE PHARMACISTS SEEK RIGHTS
A bill has been introduced by Louisiana state Representative Tony Perkins that would give “right of conscience” protection to pro-life pharmacists. The bill is designed to protect pharmacists who are opposed to filling certain prescriptions from disciplinary measures. For Catholic pharmacists, this would mean that they would not be forced... [Read more...]MARGERY EAGAN’S ANGER
For longer than we care to remember, Margery Eagan has been writing a column for theBoston Herald. Bostonians know her well though the rest of the country never heard of her. They haven’t missed anything. There is a Margery in every city of the country—women who were raised Catholic and will never get over it. Their problem, you see, is the Church.... [Read more...]MYSTERY OF THE ROCHESTER RIFLEMAN
The issue is abortion. There are protesters and counterprotesters and the tempo is quickening. The police spot a man knelling in front of one group of protesters pretending to be holding a gun, aiming it right at them. The cops seize him and find that in his car he has two military-style rifles and plenty of ammunition. He is arrested on charges of... [Read more...]