March Issue 1997

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M.D. APOLOGIZES FOR MOCKING CHRISTIANITY

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

A doctor from the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, has apologized for offending Christians at a conference on nursing. It was at the National Practitioner Conference in Arlington, Virginia that the doctor offered a slide presentation of his work on Hepatitis C. One of his slides showed a man crucified to a cross with [...]

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BOYCOTT OF TARGET STORES ENDS

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In the last edition of Catalyst, we called for a boycott of Target Stores because of the statement made by managers from the Buffalo area that “Catholic schools are not part of the community.” After receiving a satisfactory response from the Target Stores headquarters in Minneapolis, we are officially calling for an end to the boycott. [...]

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SAN FRANCISCO MAYOR SHOWS INTOLERANCE FOR CATHOLICISM

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Willie Brown, the mayor of San Francisco, is at war with the city’s archdiocese. Showing his intolerance for Catholicism, Brown is trying to force Catholic Charities to abide by a domestic partnership bill. Under the bill, any organization that contracts with the city must provide health, pension and other benefits to its employees. Archbishop Levada of [...]

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MONTY PYTHON’S LIFE OF BRIAN RETURNS

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In December and January, the British movie, the Life of Brian was aired five times on the network, Comedy Central. The film, originally released in 1979, is a classic example of anti-Catholicism. For those who have not seen the movie, a description of its contents will prove enlightening. The Life of Brian chronicles Jesus’ life in the form of a [...]

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HIGH SCHOOL MISHANDLES FLAP OVER BUMPER STICKER

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Easton Area High School in Easton, Pennsylvania recently mishandled an anti-Catholic issue that emerged on campus. Though the school sought to crush any involvement by the Catholic League, it didn’t work. One of the high school teachers has long had a bumper sticker on his car that reads, “Keep Your Rosaries Out of My Ovaries.” A [...]

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FLYING NUN TAG TEAM DISBANDS

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A tag-team wrestling duo by the name “The Flying Nuns” has disbanded under pressure from Roman Catholics. The two men, dressed as nuns in habit, went under the names Sister Angelica and Mother Smucker. When performing, the tag-team would mock Catholicism by bowing in prayer and blessing the crowd. Just as bad was the participation of [...]

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RELIGIOUS RIGHTS IN WORKPLACE SECURED IN MASSACHUSETTS

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A bill that would secure protection for workers who desire to observe religious holidays without penalty has been passed by the Massachusetts legislature and signed by Governor William Weld. Unfortunately, the bill was not retroactive, thus leaving Kathleen Pielech and Patricia Reed—the two principals who were initially victimized when they didn’t show for work on Christmas [...]

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