L.A. SCHOOLS PROMOTE CENSORSHIP; OFFER MADE TO TEACH TOLERANCE

Catalyst March Issue 2002

On February 7, it was announced that the Los Angeles Unified School District had removed nearly 300 books from its library shelves it deemed offensive. In December, 2001, copies of The Meaning of the Holy Quran were donated to the school district by a local Muslim foundation. This particular version of the Koran, published in 1934, contains footnote... [Read more...]

NEW ABC SHOW, “THE JOB,” OFFERS OLD ABC ANTI-CATHOLIC FARE

Catalyst March Issue 2002

On January 16, the season premiere of the ABC show, “The Job,” depicted a detective dressed as a priest and a stripper dressed as a nun; it was not disclosed until the end that the “hot nun” is actually a stripper. The “nun” was shown stripping in front of one of the male detectives while three other detectives (two... [Read more...]

PRO-ABORTION ACTIVISTS TARGET CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTERS

Catalyst March Issue 2002

New York State Attorney General Eliot Spitzer began the new year by issuing seven subpoenas to crisis pregnancy centers; he extended the February 1 deadline to February 15. The centers were ordered to provide documentation that will enable the attorney general’s office to determine whether there is evidence of practicing medicine without a license... [Read more...]

BLOOMBERG BECKONS FIGHT WITH CATHOLICS

Catalyst March Issue 2002

When New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that he was going to march in this year’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade up Fifth Avenue, his press secretary, Edward Skyler, was asked to explain why. At issue was the mayor’s appearance at an event that excludes gays from marching under their own banner. Skyler said, “The mayor believes... [Read more...]

DISNEY SHAREHOLDERS ASKED TO DUMP MIRAMAX

Catalyst March Issue 2002

Once again, the Catholic League has locked horns with Miramax, the movie production house owned by Disney. This time the battle is over the film “40 Days and 40 Nights.” Josh Hartnett plays a Catholic who pledges to give up sex for Lent but has his will tested by his ex-girlfriend. Because the movie opens during Lent (March 1), William Donohue... [Read more...]

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