“60 MINUTES” SKEWS STORY ON IRISH CATHOLICS

Catalyst March Issue 1999

The Catholic League did not call it bigotry, but it did say that it was tendentious. This was our take on a segment of “60 Minutes” that ran on January 3. Entitled “Magdalen Laundries,” this piece focused on the plight of dysfunctional young women who sought care in Catholic convents in Ireland. Most of the women had lived on... [Read more...]

THE NATION SHOWS ITS CLASS

Catalyst March Issue 1999

The Nation, the weekly radical magazine, recently showed its class with a story on Catholic hospitals; the class-conscious publication proved that however middle-class its writers may be, its workmanship is decidedly low-class. On the cover of the January 25 edition was a popular illustration of Madonna and Child. The title of the piece was vintage Nation fare:... [Read more...]

BUFFALO (JUNK) NEWS

Catalyst March Issue 1999

When we’re upset with some newspaper column or editorial, we usually just write a letter to the editor. But in the case of a recent remark by a columnist for the Buffalo News, we also took our complaint to the editor and senior vice president, Murray Light. On February 4, Mary Kunz wrote a short comment on the significance of the feast of St. Blase.... [Read more...]

BIASED AD DRAWS FIRE

Catalyst March Issue 1999

Over the past few years, the Catholic League has complained to several newspapers regarding their willingness to publish full-page ads, paid for by the Eternal Gospel Independent Church Seventh-Day Adventists, that attack Catholicism. Fortunately, our complaints have typically resulted in a pledge by the editor not to run the ads again. Unfortunately,... [Read more...]

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