EDUCATING THE EDUCATORS IN PA

Catalyst October Issue 1997

What a way to begin the school year. Council Rock School District of Richboro, Pennsylvania, decided it would cost a lot less if they rerouted Catholic school students who used public transportation. What this meant is that students who attended Villa Joseph Marie High School and Holy Ghost Preparatory School had to be routed through the public high... [Read more...]

CHEAP SHOT CARTOONS

Catalyst October Issue 1997

Three cartoons that were recently printed earned a letter of protest from the Catholic League. In August, the Valley Mirror, a newspaper in the area of Sacramento, California, published a cartoon of the Pope receiving a cross from a Nazi with the inscription “Nazi Gold” emblazoned on it; the Pope answers, “Bless You, My Son.”... [Read more...]

CLINTON RESPONDS TO LEAGUE

Catalyst October Issue 1997

On August 8, William Donohue wrote to President Clinton asking him to respond to “Nothing Sacred.” On August 15, the President wrote to Donohue stating that “I share your concern regarding negative or irresponsible television portrayals that send our children the wrong message.” He went on to say that “I assure you that... [Read more...]

APOLOGY WELCOMED

Catalyst October Issue 1997

Advisor is the publication of the Ohio Association of Security & Investigation Services (OASIS). In a recent issue it ran an article entitled, “The Priest and the Priestess.” We did not object to the facts in the piece, but we strongly objected “to its obvious anti-Catholic tone.” Snide remarks about priests were interwoven... [Read more...]

PUNDITS GIVE BUDDHIST FUND-RAISER A FREE PASS

Catalyst October Issue 1997

On September 4, three Buddhist nuns gave testimony in Washington that not only raised serious questions about the sect’s campaign finance practices, it raised serious questions about the refusal of political pundits to treat this issue as a classic violation of church-state relations. It is known that since 1993 more than $150,000 was laundered to... [Read more...]

ANGLICAN PRIEST ATTACKS MOTHER TERESA

Catalyst October Issue 1997

When Mother Teresa died, the media did not give her the coverage that it afforded Princess Diana, but generally the treatment was quite fair (see story inside). One of the few really nasty remarks came not from the media, but from an English Episcopal priest, Reverend Donald Reeves. On September 8, on CBS “This Morning,” Reeves had the gaul... [Read more...]

ABC ALLOWS ATTACK ON MOTHER TERESA

Catalyst October Issue 1997

Media coverage of the funeral Mass for Mother Teresa was generally quite fair. The lone exception came from ABC. During the consecration of the Host, ABC anchor Peter Jennings allowed author Christopher Hitchens to rant and rave against Mother Teresa; the Vanity Fair writer lambasted the late champion of the poor for her alleged “false humility”... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO CHRIS MATTHEWS

Catalyst October Issue 1997

On the September 12 edition of the CNBC show, “Hardball,” former Clinton advisor, Dick Morris, made an offensive comment about Christ that was immediately challenged by host Chris Matthews. In an aside, Morris remarked “that’s like the guy who gets himself crucified and starts his own religion.” Matthews didn’t find the humor... [Read more...]

TUFTS SATISFIES LEAGUE

Catalyst October Issue 1997

In last month’s Catalyst, we reported on the league’s objections to a play that was to be performed at Tufts University. “Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up?” is a play that contains some lines that are offensive to Catholics and we thought it was inappropriate for the university to host it. As it turned out, the play was... [Read more...]

BOB JONES TEXT EARNS COMPLAINT

Catalyst October Issue 1997

The Catholic League responded to a complaint made by one of its members to a Bob Jones 4th grade history textbook, Americans: People From Many Lands (1993 edition), writing to the press director of Bob Jones University Press. The characterization of Roman Catholicism was inaccurate and encouraged students to view Catholicism with a biased perspective. On... [Read more...]

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