November Issue 1996

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LOS ANGELES GROUP AWARDS FOUL “ART”

By | November 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A Los Angeles organization by the name of The Tom of the Finland Foundation recently announced the grand prize winner of its Second Emerging Erotic Artist Contest. Garilyn Brune of Southern California is responsible for the work entitled "C___S____ers for Christ." In perhaps the most vulgar and blasphemous depiction we've ever seen, the "art" pictures a [...]

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LEAGUE SUPPORT DR. CHRISTINA JEFFREY

By | November 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Shortly after the Republicans took control of the House in 1994, Rep. Newt Gingrich caved into pressure by dumping Dr. Christina Jeffrey as House historian. It was alleged that she was anti-Semitic for maintaining that the Nazi perspective should be taught to students in courses on the Holocaust. Dr. Jeffrey, however, is no anti-Semite and was [...]

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WHAT’S BUGGING RICHARD GRENIER?

By | November 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Washington Times writer Richard Grenier recently wrote a piece on Dick Morris, the Clinton advisor who left after reports of sexual misconduct. For some reason, however, Grenier took it upon himself to make some absurd comparisons with the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages. The newspaper printed the following response from the league: "In his article regarding [...]

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AUTOWEEK POKES FUN AT POPE

By | November 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The August 26 edition of Autoweek contained many "cute" remarks about the Pope. For example, in the article in question, we are told that the Pope's car is on the auction block. "Collector Car Show" will allow interested parties to "attend mass [sic] in Pope's Chapel and tour parts of the Vatican `not normally shown' like the Blessed [...]

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NEW YORK TIMES WRITER TAKES CHEAP SHOT

By | November 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Karen De Witt, a writer for the New York Times, recently took a cheap shot against the Catholic Church. In the PBS show, "To the Contrary," the panelists were discussing sexual abuse when De Witt unloaded with the folllowing: "It's not just an issue with girls alone. Boys are exploited as well, and people should not forget [...]

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CONFRONTING THE CATHECHISM’S CRITICS

By | November 8th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In their bold new book, Msgr. Michael Wrenn and Kenneth Whitehead offer a much needed analysis of the Catholic Catechism and its critics. Catholic League members will find it to be an invaluable resource. The book, Flawed Expectations, is available from Ignatius Press for $17.95. Call 1-800-651-1531 to place your order.

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MOLLY IVINS GOES ON THE ATTACK

By | November 8th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Texas-based writer, Molly Ivins, wrote a piece this past September for her home paper, Forth Worth Star-Telegram, that attacked Catholic schools for their "alleged" success. Because the column was syndicated in many papers throughout the nation, Donohue's letter was sent to as many sources as published it. Here is the letter. Dear Editor: Molly Ivins's [...]

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KEEP AN EYE ON ABC’s TOWNIES

By | November 8th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The new ABC-TV show, Townies, is a program that Catholic League members may want to monitor; we certainly will. Though the first few episodes leave nothing to object to, there is reason for concern. It airs on Wednesday evenings at 8:30 p.m. EST. In its preview of new shows this season, TV Guide had this to say about the [...]

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VOUCHERS 1-1 IN THE COURTS AS SCHOOL YEAR BEGINS

By | November 8th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The battle for school vouchers got off to a hot start this school year with contrasting responses from the courts in Wisconsin and Ohio. A Circuit Court judge from Wisconsin rejected the state's request to lift a court order barring tuition vouchers for use in private schools. However, the Ohio Court of Common Pleas found vouchers [...]

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NEW “AIDS” MAGAZINE TRASHES VIRGIN MARY

By | November 8th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A&U is touted as the nation's first AIDS magazine. In its August edition, "The Mary Play" was published, a piece described by the Catholic League as "despicable." The league registered its outrage at a play that depicted "a virgin Mary who, though male, is pregnant with child." Here is the core of our complaint as conveyed to [...]

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