WASHINGTON TIMES DOES A 180

Catalyst October Issue 1998

A fight has been avoided, thanks to Michael Mahr, advertising director at the Washington Times. Here’s the scoop. The Eternal Gospel church of Layman Seventh Day Adventists (SDA) recently surfaced once again with another one of their insipid, anti-Catholic statements, this time in the pages of the Washington Times; a similar ad appeared on June 27,... [Read more...]

DOUBLE DOSE OF CATHOLIC BASHING

Catalyst October Issue 1998

It’s bad enough when a bigoted artist (it’s getting to be an oxymoron) trashes our religion, but what is even worse is the specter of a journalist who tries to outdo the artist. That’s what happened recently in Portland, Maine when the Maine Sunday Telegram reviewed the Stone Pinhead Ensemble’s performance of “Harold B. Thy Name.” Billed... [Read more...]

NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION DOES ABOUT-FACE

Catalyst October Issue 1998

The Catholic League had a problem with the National Education Association (NEA), let them know about it, and got back a letter of apology. We are grateful that there was a happy ending. Here’s what happened. In the August edition of the NEA’s newsletter (“NEA NOW!”), there was a cartoon that showed a church sitting atop the rubble of... [Read more...]

LIBERAL CATHOLICS

Catalyst October Issue 1998

Sociologists William D’Antonio and Dean Hoge recently published the results of their latest survey data on American Catholics. It was published in the National Catholic Reporter. Though the findings are interesting on many levels, there were a couple of conclusions that were most compelling. Regarding “Typical Catholics,” the biggest... [Read more...]

ANTI-CATHOLIC ART IN NORTH CAROLINA

Catalyst October Issue 1998

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill recently hosted an art exhibition, “Identity Revealed: Message and Meaning in Contemporary Art.” Held at the Ackland Art Museum, the exhibition included the work of Duane Michals. One of his contributions was entitled, “Christ in New York, No. 2: Christ Sees a Woman who has Died During... [Read more...]

JUDGE’S SLUR INVESTIGATED

Catalyst October Issue 1998

A New York State employee recently contacted us regarding an Irish-Catholic slur she heard when in the company of an administrative judge. Because the case is now under investigation, we will not disclose the names that are party to this incident. The woman who wrote to us said that when she and several other employees were viewing a video of Irish... [Read more...]

BIGOTRY IN MOTION: GEOFFREY FIEGER

Catalyst October Issue 1998

Geoffrey Fieger, counsel to Dr. Death, Dr. Jack Kevorkian, wants to be governor of Michigan. This is curious, to say the least, given his affection for Catholics and Jews. Here’s a sample of his sentiments. “Jesus is just some goofball that got nailed to the cross,” is one of Fieger’s more memorable lines. He has also branded Cardinal... [Read more...]

IT’S THOSE CATHOLICS AGAIN

Catalyst October Issue 1998

Secular and Catholic hospitals are merging throughout the nation and no one is more perturbed about this than Frances Kissling of Catholics for a Free Choice. What bothers her is the fact that Catholic hospitals don’t kill the kids. On National Public Radio, she recently offered this gem: “I think that we should not be surprised that Catholic... [Read more...]

VILLAGE VOICE ADDS TO ITS LEGACY

Catalyst October Issue 1998

On page 14 of the September 8 edition of the Village Voice, there was a huge photo of a man wearing a T-shirt with the inscription “JESUS IS A C_ _ _” (obscene term for female genitalia). There was no accompanying story: only two sentences commenting on “street people” appeared on the page (there were four other smaller photos). Catholic... [Read more...]

MEMBER NAILS “RED FLAG” STORY

Catalyst October Issue 1998

When Loretta L. Day of West Orange, New Jersey, read an article in the Newark Star Ledger about Melissa Drexler’s admission that she killed her newborn son, she noticed something strange: Drexler was identified as someone who was “raised in a close Catholic family.” Day quickly wrote the newspaper asking why readers never learned of... [Read more...]

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