MAJOR VICTORY SCORED: “OPIE AND ANTHONY” AXED

Catalyst October Issue 2002, Front Page

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 children at... [Read more...]

NEBRASKA BIGOT RETURNS

Catalyst October Issue 2002, Front Page

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 Catholic Church is... [Read more...]

BIGOTS LYING IN WAIT

Catalyst October Issue 2002, From The President's Desk

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 movie that was recently purchased by Miramax called “The Magdalene... [Read more...]

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

Catalyst October Issue 2002, Essay

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... [Read more...]

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

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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 the riskiest location... [Read more...]

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

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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... [Read more...]

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

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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... [Read more...]

CAMPAIGN AGAINST DNC IN FULL SWING

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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... [Read more...]

DAVE HUNT GETS DROPPED

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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... [Read more...]

HOLLYWOOD WARS ON CATHOLICISM AGAIN

Catalyst October Issue 2002

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... [Read more...]

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