BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART IGNITES NEW WAR

Catalyst March Issue 2001, Front Page

As soon as the media found out about the latest anti-Catholic exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, they contacted the Catholic League. We immediately launched a national protest that was enjoined by many notables on both sides. “The Today Show,” the New York Times, CNN and Fox News Channel were only a few of the media outlets that covered... [Read more...]

APOLOGY REJECTED

Catalyst March Issue 2001, Front Page

Time Out New York is a glossy magazine with a gay edge that covers New York social and cultural events. In its January 4-11 edition, it featured a discussion of the best and worst of 2000 in many categories. In the Gay & Lesbian section, the top listing for “The Best” of 2000 read as follows: Cardinal John O’Connor kicks the bucket The... [Read more...]

NOTHING LEFT TO COME HOME TO

Catalyst March Issue 2001, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Three men whose lives have been wrapped up in the Catholic Church, only to see their relationship torn, are John Cornwell, Garry Wills and James Carroll. Cornwell and Wills spent time in the seminary and quit; Carroll became a priest and quit. They are mostly known these days for writing the most scurrilous things about the Catholic... [Read more...]

ARTHUR J. DELANEY, JR., R.I.P.

Catalyst March Issue 2001

On February 6, Arthur J. Delaney, Jr. passed away. For several years, Art not only directed the Greater Philadelphia/South Jersey chapter of the Catholic League, in the second half of the 1990s he was the chapter coordinator in charge of all chapters throughout the nation. A high school teacher, Art was active in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia for... [Read more...]

THE POLITICS AND PREJUDICES SURROUNDING THE “STOP ASHCROFT COALITION”

Catalyst March Issue 2001

Consistent with our mission, the Catholic League did not take a position for or against Senator John Ashcroft’s nomination for Attorney General. We recognize that many of his critics simply had an honest disagreement with his thinking and thus had every right to oppose him. But we also know that a considerable segment of the anti-Ashcroft coalition... [Read more...]

SALON.COM WEARS ITS BIGOTRY ON ITS SLEEVE

Catalyst March Issue 2001

The February 6 edition of Salon.com, the online magazine, featured an excerpt from a notoriously vulgar book, “The Erotica Project.” The selection, which was written by Lillian Ann Slugocki (she co-authored the volume with Erin Cressida Wilson), is an obscene portrait of Jesus Christ and Mary Magdalene. With graphic detail, Slugocki depicts... [Read more...]

MORE “EARTH’S FINAL WARNING” ADS

Catalyst March Issue 2001

Those insipid “Earth’s Final Warning” ads, submitted by the Sweetwater Seventh Day Adventists, have reappeared. Both the Buffalo News and the Austin American-Statesman recently ran the hate-filled ads attacking the Catholic Church as the “Whore of Babylon.” Our complaint with the former newspaper was well received—we... [Read more...]

BISHOP RODIMER RESPONDS

Catalyst March Issue 2001

Most Rev. Frank J. Rodimer, Bishop of Paterson, New Jersey, didn’t appreciate seeing the above cartoon in his local newspaper, the Herald News, and shot off a letter to the editor explaining why. He cited the cartoon by Benson for its disparaging portrayal of a religious Sister and our Catholic schools. The cartoon was a commentary on President Bush’s... [Read more...]

BUSH VOUCHER PLAN DESERVES WIDE SUPPORT

Catalyst March Issue 2001

Only a few days into his tenure as president, George W. Bush unveiled a plan for education that includes a limited voucher program. The plan would give schools that receive Title 1 federal money – money designated for poor children – three years to improve job performance to meet federal standards. If the schools failed to improve in that time,... [Read more...]

LARA FLYNN BOYLE ADMITS TO HER STUPIDITY

Catalyst March Issue 2001

Actress Lara Flynn Boyle, the star of ABC’s “The Practice,” told Vanity Fair how horrible her Catholic upbringing was. “I got a terrible education from the nuns and the Jesuits,” she said in the February issue. “They kept flunking me and saying I wasn’t participating. I grew up thinking I was stupid.” Boyle... [Read more...]

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