FIRESTORM OF PROTEST GREETS BEASTLY ART EXHIBIT

Catalyst November Issue 1999, Front Page

A beastly art exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum of Art drew a strong response from the Catholic League and quickly attracted international attention. A British art exhibit, “Sensation,” not only displayed dead animals and sexually mutilated bodies, it featured a painting, “The Holy Virgin Mary,” that was laced with elephant dung... [Read more...]

“DOGMA” FINALLY OPENS

Catalyst November Issue 1999, Front Page

After months of controversy, “Dogma” opens November 12. It was featured at the New York Film Festival on October 4-5; a protest rally greeted the movie outside Lincoln Center. The entertainment media, in particular, continue to seek the Catholic League’s voice on the film. John Podhoretz of the New York Post branded the movie “virulently,... [Read more...]

WHITE HOUSE BRIEFING

Catalyst November Issue 1999, Front Page

October 4: Les Kinsolving of WCBM radio, Baltimore, in the Briefing Room of the White House, presents White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart with a Catholic League “Vomit Bag”: “Bill Donohue of the Catholic League distributed vomit bags at the museum on Saturday and I know he’d like you to have one….” Lockhart accepted... [Read more...]

MYTHS COLOR “SENSATION” EXHIBIT

Catalyst November Issue 1999, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Myth: In an unprecedented move, the Catholic League sought to censor an art exhibit. Fact: The Catholic League never sought to censor anything and its protest of an art exhibit was hardly unprecedented. We made it clear that Charles Saatchi, the collector of the paintings, could always find some “fat cat bigot” to foot... [Read more...]

DONOHUE ON “CROSSFIRE”

Catalyst November Issue 1999

9-28-99 Following a video clip of Hillary Clinton explaining why she is against defunding the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Donohue commented: “…it’s appropriate that we are talking about elephant dung, because this lady certainly stepped in it when she made that remark.”   DONOHUE ON THE “TODAY SHOW” 9-27-99 “Our Blessed... [Read more...]

“DOGMA” PETITIONS SENT TO DISNEY

Catalyst November Issue 1999

The Catholic League petition requesting Disney to drop Miramax garnered approximately 300,000 signatures. They were mailed to Disney chief Michael Eisner; the media were notified of the mailing. The decision to put pressure on Disney stems from the Disney-Miramax relationship (the former owns the latter) and the anti-Catholic movies that the Miramax... [Read more...]

EXTRAORDINARY PRESS CONFERENCE

Catalyst November Issue 1999

The New York Daily News dubbed it “an extraordinary joint appearance” and Newsday labeled it “an unlikely alliance.” The two dailies were referring to the joint press conference called by Norman Siegel of the New York Civil Liberties Union and Bill Donohue of the Catholic League. On October 4, Siegel and Donohue hosted the... [Read more...]

CONDÉ NAST HAS A PROBLEM WITH CATHOLICISM

Catalyst November Issue 1999

The following full page ad appeared in the Tuesday, October 26, 1999 edition of The New York Times At the beginning of the decade, Condé Nast’s Vanity Fair sought to discredit John Cardinal O’Connor At the mid-point of the decade, Vanity Fair sought to discredit Mother Teresa Now at the end of the decade, Vanity Fair seeks to discredit Pope... [Read more...]

VATICAN PROVES CORNWELL’S DECEIT

Catalyst November Issue 1999

The Vatican newspaper, L’Osservatore Romano, has published a rebuke of John Cornwell’s work, Hitler’s Pope. Printed below is the statement released by the Catholic news agency, Zenit, on the subject: “Mr. Cornwell states that he has been the first and only person to have access to this archive. This statement is completely false. In fact,... [Read more...]

WHAT’S WITH THOSE BRITS?

Catalyst November Issue 1999

Did you know that Pope John Paul II was “a mass murderer”? Did you know that he should be indicted “for crimes against humanity”? That’s because you don’t read theGuardian, one of London’s top newspapers. Exactly those charges were made in the October 7 edition of the paper. According to the Guardian, the pope deserves... [Read more...]

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