BRASH BIGOTS IN BALTIMORE

Catalyst October Issue 1998

Every city has some urban rag that the so-called non-conformists like. In Baltimore, one such newspaper is the City Paper. In the annual edition of “Best of Baltimore,” City Paper featured a photo of Jesus on the Cross as shown at St. Mary Star of the Sea Convent. But it wasn’t meant to be reverential: it was labeled “Best Scary... [Read more...]

OZZY’S UGLY ODYESSY

Catalyst October Issue 1998

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...]

ANOTHER SLUR ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION

Catalyst October Issue 1998

How many times have we heard how “repressive” Catholic education is? Funny how all these repressed kids seem to do so well in society, especially as compared to their liberated public school cohorts. The latest offender in this regard is a publication called Time/The Princeton Review. The volume purports to provide information to prospective... [Read more...]

BOYCOTT 20TH CENTURY FOX

Catalyst October Issue 1998

We understand that it is not easy to boycott a movie production studio, but that shouldn’t stop us from being on record urging members not to frequent films produced by 20th Century Fox. Our friends in the Muslim community have asked us to join with them in boycotting the studio because of its history of turning out anti-Muslim films. We might add... [Read more...]

MORE GRATUITOUS SLAMS

Catalyst October Issue 1998

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...]

KENTUCKY EDUCATOR PENALIZED FOR HER CATHOLICISM

Catalyst October Issue 1998

Last April, after learning that there was an opening for the position of principal at Atherton High School in Louisville, Kentucky, Nina Bedford asked the superintendent of the Jefferson County Public Schools to submit her name as a candidate for the post; Mrs. Bedford is the assistant principal at Atherton. For reasons which appear to be bogus, Dr.... [Read more...]

DONOHUE JOINS HARLEM RALLY

Catalyst October Issue 1998

On September 2, William Donohue participated in a unity rally in Harlem at the famous Sylvia’s restaurant. The rally was orchestrated by the Jewish Action Alliance and several leaders in the African American community, the purpose of which was to protest the “Million Youth March” of Khalid Abdul Muhammad. Donohue was the only representative... [Read more...]

HUSTLER STOOPS TO NEW LOW

Catalyst October Issue 1998

The September edition of the pornographic-misogynist publication, Hustler, featured a doctored picture of Pope John Paul II and Fidel Castro hawking the magazine. Castro was shown holding a copy of the magazine, with its pages open, while the pope gazed down at it. On the pope’s clothing was a yellow sticker that said, “I saved 44%”;... [Read more...]

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