“HATE ADS” REPUDIATED

Catalyst November Issue 2000, Front Page

The publishers of two more newspapers that ran the “Earth’s Final Warning” hate ads have apologized in print.  Roger Kintzel of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Michael E. Waller of the Baltimore Sun apologized to readers for running the anti-Catholic ads; they appeared on August 26 and October 8-9, respectively.  William Cardinal Keeler... [Read more...]

SEXUAL ROULETTE

Catalyst November Issue 2000, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The Holy Father has often said that freedom is the right to do what we ought to do.  What we ought to do can be found in the Ten Commandments and in the Catechism of the Catholic Church.  Now contrast this with what the dominant culture teaches—that freedom is the right to do whatever we want to do—and the disharmony is evident. When... [Read more...]

THEIR IDEA OF FAIRNESS

Catalyst November Issue 2000

Insight Media is a company that has a big catalog of videos and CD-ROMS for high school and college students.  On the subject of religion, its selection is generally quite good.  But generally isn’t quite good enough, not especially when it’s our religion that is singled out for bashing. The selections that deal with Christianity are fine, as... [Read more...]

THE DEEPEST BIAS

Catalyst November Issue 2000

When Arthur Schlesinger, Sr. said anti-Catholicism was America’s “deepest bias,” he might have had in mind the extent to which well-educated people feel right at home expressing their bigotry towards Catholics.  That’s what comes to mind when we ran across an issue of Booklist that took due note of an anti-Catholic book, and yet failed to... [Read more...]

A “LOST SOUL”

Catalyst November Issue 2000

The new movie, “Lost Souls,” has gotten more rotten reviews than any film in recent history.  That’s good news given that the flick is such a rip-off of things Catholic: its treatment of exorcisms is particularly bad. “Lost Souls” stars Winona Ryder.  She plays a Catholic woman who sets out to destroy the Antichrist.  Her less than convincing... [Read more...]

DETROIT FREE PRESS BASHES CATHOLICS

Catalyst November Issue 2000

The September 26 edition of the Detroit Free Press ran a cartoon by Mike Thompson on the subject of vouchers that was blatantly anti-Catholic. All six cells ridiculed school vouchers, but it was the last one that crossed the line with Catholics. In reference to a “Vouch-O-Matic” machine that destroys the constitution, sucks millions out of public... [Read more...]

MICHIGAN STATE PRESIDENT ACTS PRESIDENTIAL

Catalyst November Issue 2000

After William Donohue registered a complaint on October 12 against the student newspaper at Michigan State University, he received a call on October 18 from the president of the school, Peter McPherson.  McPherson conveyed his sincere outrage at the offense and read to Donohue a public statement he released on the subject.  Here’s what happened. The... [Read more...]

PETA RIPS OFF CATHOLIC IMAGERY

Catalyst November Issue 2000

On October 3, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)  launched an advertising campaign that showed The Shroud of Turin along with the words, “Make a Lasting Impression—Go Vegetarian.”  The international campaign, which originated in Turin, Italy, argued that Jesus was a vegetarian; it began on the eve of the feast day of St. Francis... [Read more...]

CENSORING RELIGIOUS ART

Catalyst November Issue 2000

About a year ago, we raised a ruckus over the dung-splattered Virgin Mary at the Brooklyn Museum of Art.  At the time, we maintained that it was apparently acceptable to deface religious art, but it wasn’t okay to display it in a reverential manner.  Not, at least, if the art in question has any connection with public monies or public property. ... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC WAR VETERANS

Catalyst November Issue 2000

The Catholic League urges all members who are veterans to join the Catholic War Veterans.  It is a splendid organization that proudly represents the interests of these loyal men and women.  It should be noted that no religious group in America comes close to Catholics in the number of war dead. Write to Cmdr. Ignatius M. Paolilla, 55 East 4th Street,... [Read more...]

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