CALIFORNIA PAPER MALIGNS POPE

A common criticism is that the Catholic Church’s teachings on contraception and abortion are somehow responsible for Third World poverty. In a Stockton, California newspaper,The Record, columnist Joseph Guzzardi II wrote a particularly unfair piece maligning the Holy Father. League president William Donohue fired back with the following response. “In... [Read more...]

ADWEEK PROFILES ATTACK ON CHURCH

In a report this past summer, the New England edition of Adweek profiled the complaints of two Catholic ad agency directors, Ernie Schenck and Jamie Mambro. Judy Warner’s story, which appeared July 29, discussed the reasons why Schenck and Mambro developed ads that attack the Church for allegedly doing nothing about those priests who have sexually... [Read more...]

APOLOGY FROM ALBERMARLE

In a recent edition of Albermarle, a magazine of Central Virginia, there was a piece by a contributing writer, Rita Mae Brown, entitled “Communion Causes Cancer.” Obtusely written, it failed at humor but succeeded in offending. We are told that communion wafers can cause cancer, learn of a pastor who distributes water crackers (someone... [Read more...]

FALSE ALARM

We have received several complaints about a prospective film entitled “The Sexual Life of Jesus Christ,” produced by Modern People News. The movie, which supposedly presents Jesus as a homosexual, and features a notorious French prostitute in the role of Mary Magdalene, is being advertised abroad, as well as in the U.S. But repeated attempts... [Read more...]

CATHOLIC WOMEN AND ABORTION

In a study by the Alan Guttmacher Institute, it was reported that Catholic women have an abortion rate 29 percent higher than Protestants. The study also concluded that about half of American women will have an abortion at some point in their lives. The gist of the findings is that a) the Catholic Church’s teachings on abortion are falling on deaf... [Read more...]

LEAGUE BACKS RELIGIOUS RIGHTS ABROAD

At the behest of retired Captain Timothy Hunter, Catholic League president William Donohue wrote a letter to Congressman Frank Wolf regarding the status of religious rights for uniformed personnel overseas; Rep. Wolf is Chairman of the Foreign Operations Subcommittee of the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee. At issue is the apparent... [Read more...]

CASUAL LIVING FAILS AT HUMOR

The Catholic League has protested a Casual Living catalog entry on prayer candles. Here is the catalog description of the candles: “HELP IS ON THE WAY. Clever, satirical prayer candles by Everyday Icons help protect a woman from everyday stress. ‘Powerful Protection from PMS Prayer,’ ‘Our Lady of Abundant Chocolate’ and ‘Prayer for... [Read more...]

POTTERY BARN STOOPS LOW

The August catalog of Pottery Barn depicts a nude woman styled in a Christ-like crucified position hanging above a bed. The league sent a letter expressing its concerns to the publication, saying that it was “unnecessarily inflammatory, as it disparages an important Christian symbol.” We are awaiting a response.  Read More →

ASIA SOCIETY’S IDEA OF “ART”

From October 4 through January 5, New York’s Asia Society will feature an exhibition entitled “Contemporary Art in Asia: Traditions/Tensions.” One of the displays, House of Sin, depicts a drunken Catholic cleric holding a chalice (a dead boy appears next to him). The exhibition received funding from the National Endowment for the Arts... [Read more...]

NARAL’S ROOTS ANTI-CATHOLIC

In his new book, The Hand of God, Dr. Bernard Nathanson explains his migration from a Jewish abortionist to a Catholic pro-lifer. He also cites the anti-Catholic roots of NARAL (known as the National Association for Repeal of Abortion Laws at its inception, later as the National Abortion Rights Action League, and now the National Abortion and Reproductive... [Read more...]

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