March Issue 1997

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WARNER BROS. MAY BE IN FOR IT

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League is grateful that one of its members, John Raczak from California, has alerted us to a movie that may offend Catholics. Warner Books recently spent $1 million for the rights to a book by Glenn Kleier called The Last Day. The reason for the high figure is due to the interest that Warner Bros. [...]

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LETTERS OVERLOAD

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

We are getting deluged with letters again, but keep on sending them. While not everything is acted upon, every letter is read and action is taken on many of the issues brought to our attention. Indeed, our members alert us to instances of Catholic-bashing that we could never track all by ourselves. But please be patient [...]

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HBO ADMITS MISTAKE

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In February, Home Box Office (HBO) repeated a show that the league had earlier criticized as being unfair and spiteful Priestly Sins, a program that deals with alleged sexual misconduct in the clergy, was the reason that the league called for a boycott of HBO one year ago. After William Donohue met with HBO officials, he felt [...]

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ESSAY ON ABORTION SAYS IT ALL

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

On January 19, William Donohue gave an address before the Pro-Life Committee members of St. Agnes Cathedral in Rockville Centre, Long Island (the address followed a Mass celebrated by Bishop McGann in honor of the unborn). At the meeting, an award was given to 7th grader, Allison Hayes, for the best essay in the “Respect Life [...]

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BEING BASHED IN A DOG RAG

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Anti-Catholicism shows up virtually everywhere, but we never thought we’d see the Church attacked in a dog magazine. But that’s exactly what happened when The American Cocker Magazine decided to publish a piece by J. Michael Asbill called, “The Article They Didn’t Want Published!” For some unexplained reason, Asbill went into orbit over the Church’s teachings on contraception, [...]

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WHAT’S WRONG WITH LATE NITE CATECHISM

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Quite a few members have written to us complaining that the play, Late Nite Catechism, is popular with a number of Catholics. We stick by our guns: while it is far from the worst play on Catholics (that award goes to Sister Mary Ignatius), it nonetheless caricatures Catholic customs and traditions as they existed in the pre-Vatican II [...]

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ANOTHER BRITISH GEM

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Sinead O’Connor, the Irish singer who once tore up a picture of the pope on Saturday Night Live, is back in the news, meaning that she is being noticed once again for what she does best—bash Catholics. O’Connor is casting in Ireland as the Virgin Mary in Neil Jordan’s “The Butcher Boy” film. In her movie [...]

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ANN (S)LANDERS AT IT AGAIN

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

For some reason, the gossip guru, Ann Landers, has a thing about Catholics. One might have thought that after being slapped for a previous column impugning Catholicism, the chatterbox would back off. But, no, she’s at it again, this time cloaking her sentiments by publishing letters that disparage Catholicism. We let her column of September 8, [...]

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CNN TILTS AWAY FROM CATHOLICS

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A Catholic League member who recently retired from working as a supervising producer at CNN for more than twelve years, had a chance to publish some of his thoughts about CNN in a letter to Vanity Fair. What he had to say is of particular interest to Catholics. Evidently, CNN expects that its top producers should [...]

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TRASHING CATHOLIC CEMETERIES A NON-ISSUE

By | March 5th, 1997|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

The New York media have shown precious little interest in reporting on a pattern of vandalism that has struck Calvary Cemetery in Queens, New York. On Christmas Eve, 300 gravestones were knocked over by vandals. On January 12, more than 100 other gravestones were desecrated and the cemetery’s tool shed was set on fire. Then on [...]

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