October Issue 1999

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SCHOOL BOARD BAN ON STAR OF DAVID FAILS

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 decision, finding [...]

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USA TODAY RECONSIDERS AD

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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. We immediately [...]

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PRO-ABORTION CATHOLICS

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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KUDOS TO NEVADA GOVERNOR

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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DONOHUE MAKES TOP 100 LIST

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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.

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CUF: BONA FIDE CATHOLIC

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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KHALID MUHAMMAD: BIGOT FOR ALL SEASONS

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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ARIZONA GIG NIXED

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 saddened and [...]

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A BAD JOKE COMPOUNDED

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 [...]

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BEASTLY EXHIBIT AT BROOKLYN MUSEUM OF ART

By | October 26th, 1999|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

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 shows a Black [...]

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