SCHOOL BOARD BAN ON STAR OF DAVID FAILS

Catalyst October Issue 1999

Citing concerns over gangs who wear six-pointed stars, a Mississippi school board announced in August that the Star of David was now banned from school property. Harrison County school Superintendent Henry Arledge justified the board decision by saying it was done to protect the welfare of the students. The Catholic League immediately protested the... [Read more...]

USA TODAY RECONSIDERS AD

Catalyst October Issue 1999

There they go again. The Eternal Gospel Church of the Seventh-Day Adventist (a splinter group that does not represent the Seventh Day Adventists), has once more succeeded in placing a full-page ad attacking the Catholic Church. Their biblically-flawed interpretation of Catholicism found its way into the pages of the August 10 edition of USA Today.... [Read more...]

PRO-ABORTION CATHOLICS

Catalyst October Issue 1999

In a recent edition of Legal Times, William Donohue was quoted as saying, “From its inception, Catholics for a Free Choice has misrepresented itself as a Catholic organization. To be a Catholic and lobby for abortion is as incongruous as it would be for a Catholic to lobby for slavery.” Well, not all Catholics agree. In the August edition... [Read more...]

KUDOS TO NEVADA GOVERNOR

Catalyst October Issue 1999

Last May, Nevada Governor Kenny Guinn signed a bill outlawing discrimination against gays and lesbians. So when it was time for him to sign a proclamation supporting a gay pride parade in Reno in August, everyone thought it would be a sure thing. But Guinn stunned Nevadans by not signing the bill, citing his opposition to the inclusion of the Sisters... [Read more...]

DONOHUE MAKES TOP 100 LIST

Catalyst October Issue 1999

The Internet site, www.DailyCatholic.org, has run a survey asking participants to vote for the “Top 100 Catholics of the Twentieth Century.” William Donohue made the list; he finished in 73rd place.  Read More →

CUF: BONA FIDE CATHOLIC

Catalyst October Issue 1999

Catholics United for the Faith (CUF) recently appointed William Donohue to serve on its board of advisors. CUF is an international Catholic organization which has the support of many bishops. Those who would like to know more about this bona fide Catholic group should write to them at 827 N. Fourth Street, Steubenville, OH 43952 or call them at 1-800-693-2484.... [Read more...]

KHALID MUHAMMAD: BIGOT FOR ALL SEASONS

Catalyst October Issue 1999

On September 3, a group of activists representing a diverse section of New Yorkers, including William Donohue, assembled on the corner of 127th street and Lenox Avenue in Harlem to denounce the bigotry of Khalid Muhammad. The next day 800 people showed up at his much ballyhooed “Million Man March.” Led by Beth Gilinsky of the Jewish Action... [Read more...]

ARIZONA GIG NIXED

Catalyst October Issue 1999

The Yuma, Arizona Office of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and the Yuma Area Government Alliance decided to celebrate “Women’s Equality Day” by featuring Sheila Dierks, a dissident Catholic radical feminist. We protested and Dierks was dumped. Dierks is the author of WomenEucharist, and is identified on her website as someone who is “often... [Read more...]

A BAD JOKE COMPOUNDED

Catalyst October Issue 1999

Michael Ducharme was about to be fired as a teacher at Eustis High School, in Central Florida. But he did the smart thing and quit. Ducharme, complaining about the heat, told his students that “I’m as hot as a pregnant nigger.” He later apologized to his students, explaining that what he meant to say was, “I’m as hot as a pregnant... [Read more...]

BEASTLY EXHIBIT AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART

Catalyst October Issue 1999

Beginning October 2, the Brooklyn Museum of Art will feature “Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection.” The exhibit contains the work of 42 artists that have been furnished by Charles Saatchi, a leading collector of contemporary art. Among the displays is one by Chris Ofili, “The Holy Virgin Mary.” This collage... [Read more...]

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