October Issue 2002

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MAJOR VICTORY SCORED: “OPIE AND ANTHONY” AXED

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Media pundits are calling the protest “historic.” The subject: the Catholic League’s victorious protest of an offensive radio show, “Opie and Anthony.” On August 15, the Feast of the Assumption, a 35 year-old woman and a 37 year-old man had sex in New York’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral. They did so in front of men, women and [...]

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NEBRASKA BIGOT RETURNS

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

He has long been known in Nebraska for his bigotry. And on August 29, he struck again. State senator Ernie Chambers went on a rampage blasting Catholics in front of wealthy businessmen at a luncheon hosted by the Suburban Rotary Club of Omaha. Chambers, who is black, attacked the Catholic Church before an all-white audience. “The [...]

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BIGOTS LYING IN WAIT

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue “I can’t think of a time when the Catholic Church had a lower esteem than it has now.” This was not said in regret by one of our friends. It was said in triumph by one of our enemies. His name is Peter Mullan and he is the director of a notoriously anti-Catholic [...]

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CALLING GARRY’S BLUFF: Why I Am A Catholic Insults the “People of God”

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By Bronwen Catherine McShea Garry Wills is devoted to the so-called “spirit of Vatican II,” which he claims was hijacked by a backward-looking papacy. He wrote Why I Am A Catholic (Houghton Mifflin, 2002) to flesh out his differences with Rome, and to offer hope to “conscientious” Catholics that “reformation” is in the wings, that the true spirit [...]

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ST. PAT’S SEX ROMP AIRED ON RADIO; FCC COMPLAINT FILED

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Yesterday, New York City Police arrested a man and a woman for having sex in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  Also arrested was Paul Mercurio; he provided a detailed description of the sex act on the “Opie and Anthony” radio show.  The WNEW radio show (an Infinity Broadcasting outlet) offers a prize to the couple having sex in [...]

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“OPIE AND ANTHONY’S” ST. PAT’S SEX STUNT MET WITH OUTRAGE BY FCC

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Catholic League News Release August 19, 2002 "OPIE AND ANTHONY'S" ST. PAT'S SEX STUNT MET WITH OUTRAGE BY FCC Michael Copps, Commissioner of the Federal Communications Commission, issued a statement today on the live sex act that occurred in St. Patrick’s Cathedral on August 15 and was broadcast live by an WNEW employee on the “Opie [...]

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“OPIE AND ANTHONY” IS CANCELLED: CATHOLIC LEAGUE COMMENDS INFINITY BROADCASTING

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Catholic League News Release August 22, 2002 "OPIE AND ANTHONY" IS CANCELLED: CATHOLIC LEAGUE COMMENDS INFINITY BROADCASTING Catholic League president William Donohue responded today to news reports that Infinity Broadcasting has cancelled the “Opie and Anthony” show: “This is a refreshing example of corporate responsibility.  The Catholic League is satisfied with the results of this decision [...]

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CAMPAIGN AGAINST DNC IN FULL SWING

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In the last edition of Catalyst, we ran an article detailing our objections to the Democratic National Committee’s (DNC) association with Catholics for a Free Choice (CFFC). Directed by Frances Kissling, CFFC is one of the nation’s preeminent anti-Catholic groups. Over the summer, we contacted every Democrat in the House and Senate asking for their help [...]

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DAVE HUNT GETS DROPPED

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

When we learned that a national activist organization was marketing some anti-Catholic books and videos, we took action. But because it seemed out of character for the organization to be doing so, we did so without making a public statement. We’re glad we did because reason prevailed and the objectionable material has been dumped. The organization [...]

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HOLLYWOOD WARS ON CATHOLICISM AGAIN

By | October 23rd, 2002|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In September, Miramax Films purchased the rights to “The Magdalene Sisters.” In late August, Samuel Goldwyn Films picked up “The Crime of Father Amaro.” Both movies attack Catholicism. Harvey Weinstein of Miramax is known for such anti-Catholic movies as “Priest,” “Butcher Boy,” “Dogma,” and “40 Days and 40 Nights.” Now he has added the Venice Golden [...]

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