What’s this? We’re bashed in a book about military strategies and in an astronomy magazine? That’s right, one never knows where Catholic bashing will appear next. It’s ubiquitous. In Daniel P. Bolger’s book, The Battle for Hunger Hill: The 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment at the Joint Readiness Training Center, the author manages... [Read more...]NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION DOES ABOUT-FACE
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...]NEW AGE BLISS
It is a sign of the times that interest in New Age religions is booming. What these religions have to offer reads like a do-it-yourself therapeutic workshop. One New Age website that we tapped into says that it offers “a new perspective in the evolution of spiritual concepts.” That it does. “Spiritual Persistence,” the website... [Read more...]OZZY’S UGLY ODYESSY
Ozzy Osbourne is one of those rock musicians who is known more for his obscenities than for his artistry. Back in the early 1980s, he was fond of biting off the heads of bats while performing (he received 27 rabies shots). Oh, yes, there was also the time when he urinated on the Alamo shrine while doing his thing. His latest target is the Blessed Virgin... [Read more...]A PABLUM CULTURE?
This past summer, New York Times columnist Frank Rich accused the Catholic League of being “too thin-skinned.” Though we were not the only example he provided, he began and finished his piece with us. He is concerned that when groups like the Catholic League protest plays like “Corpus Christi,” the result is self-censorship.... [Read more...]VILLAGE VOICE ADDS TO ITS LEGACY
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...]WASHINGTON TIMES DOES A 180
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...]“ALLY McBEAL” RIPS PRIESTS
On the September 28 episode of “Ally McBeal,” a black Christian preacher discussed with his lawyer his problem with a female worker, with whom he had had an affair. “I realize that doesn’t make me an altar boy,” he says. “If you were an altar boy, you’d be with a priest,” the lawyer responds. Then... [Read more...]