May Issue 2007

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“CHOCOLATE JESUS” NIXED; PUBLIC RALLIES TO OUR SIDE

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

From April 1 to April 7, the Roger Smith Lab Gallery at the Roger Smith Hotel in New York City was set to display a 6-foot tall anatomically correct sculpture of Jesus in milk chocolate; the figure was depicted as crucified.  But thanks to a protest led by the Catholic League, it never saw the light [...]

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“SOUTH PARK” LAMPOON

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

On April 4, the Comedy Central show "South Park" lampooned Bill Donohue. Donohue appeared as one of the cartoon characters, along with a figure of Pope Benedict XVI.  The Easter script depicted Donohue chastising the pope for being "too soft." Donohue then takes over as pope. When a Jesus figure appears, Donohue has both the pope [...]

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NEVER A DULL MOMENT

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Every time I think I've heard it all, I'm proven wrong. There is never a dull moment at the Catholic League. Consider what happened during Lent alone. James Cameron of "Titanic" fame threw the first major salvo of the season by arguing, along with Simcha Jacobovici and Charles Pellegrino, that the Jesus family [...]

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EXPELLING GOD FROM THE UNIVERSITY

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

by David French Emily Brooker is a recent honors graduate in social work from Missouri State University. A bright and attractive young woman, she has a ready smile, a heart for serving the poor, and an enduring stain on an otherwise sterling academic record. University of Florida student Christine Miller is one of the most engaging [...]

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RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL BANS EASTER BUNNY

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

William Rearick, Schools Superintendent of the Tiverton Public Schools in Rhode Island, banned the Easter Bunny from appearing at a March 24 fundraising event at the Tiverton Middle School. He also banned the word "Easter" from all school events. He told the Providence Journal that during the last year and a half, he has become more aware of [...]

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JESUS-TOMB STARS CRASH

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

After "The Lost Tomb of Jesus" premiered on March 4, the Discovery Channel yanked three scheduled repeats of the film. Given that the film's claims of Jesus' bones being discovered in an ancient ossuary have been unanimously rejected by archaeologists and scholars, this wasn't surprising—at least not to us. But the film's creators, Simcha Jacobovici and [...]

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OHIO STATE NEWSPAPER RIPS CATHOLICISM

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 27, an anonymous journalism student wrote a very obscene column in The Lantern, a student newspaper at Ohio State University, titled "Going Down with the Catholics." Her remarks included a smear regarding the Immaculate Conception Though The Lantern receives no money from the university, it is afforded a place on the campus, and is therefore subsidized by [...]

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BIGOTED GEORGIA TEACHER GETS OFF SCOT-FREE

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Exposing acts of anti-Catholic bigotry is, of course, our specialty at the Catholic League. We blow the whistle on those responsible, be they the perpetrators or the enablers. On Ash Wednesday, February21, the perpetrator was a substitute teacher at a public high school in Georgia. The enabler? The local board of education superintendent, who pooh-poohed the [...]

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STATE TROOPER TOLD TO REMOVE ASHES

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A Catholic state trooper for the South Carolina Highway Patrol informed us that he was ordered by his supervisor to remove ashes from his forehead on Ash Wednesday. The trooper had come on duty after attending church that day. The trooper was told to wipe off the ashes on the grounds that they violated Highway Patrol [...]

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LOS ANGELES TIMES SLANDERS CATHOLICS

By | May 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On March 26, the Los Angeles Times printed an article by John Spano that gave credence to a totally baseless charge by attorney Irwin Zelkin, who is handling sex-abuse lawsuits against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Zelkin told the Times that Catholics are permitted to skirt the truth under oath in order to protect the best interests of the Catholic [...]

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