“CHURCH AND STATE” ISSUES RAGE

Catalyst October Issue 2006

From public property to public schools, a major issue is the separation of church and state. The issue has made headlines in a number of cases recently. We’ve taken the opportunity to highlight the most notable. ●  One of the most high-profile cases involves the Mt. Soledad Cross, located on city property in San Diego. A veteran who happens... [Read more...]

T-SHIRT RIP-OFF

Catalyst October Issue 2006

Dirt Rag is a magazine devoted to mountain biking. Its online version is www.dirtragmag.com. The content, generally geared toward young males, focuses on athletics and is unobjectionable. However, we were alerted to a couple of products sold by the magazine that give us pause. T-shirts bearing the Sacred Heart and the words “Dirt Rag” are... [Read more...]

DENIS LEARY’S CONTEMPT CONTINUES

Catalyst October Issue 2006

The FX cable television show “Rescue Me” has again decided to use the Catholic Church as a target of ridicule. “Rescue Me” is a drama about the personal and professional lives of New York City firefighters. The show was co-created by Denis Leary, the comedian/actor who also plays Tommy, the main character in the show. Leary has... [Read more...]

“SURVIVING EDEN” ISN’T EASY

Catalyst October Issue 2006

A new film from writer-director Greg Pritkin called “Surviving Eden” opened in select cities late this summer. The comedy, about a down-on-his luck fellow who wins a “Survivor”-type reality show, centers on how fame and fortune can change a man. Sounds well and good, so far. However, “Surviving Eden’ features one... [Read more...]

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