September Issue 1996

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“DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP” BILL DRAWS PROTEST

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 7, Philadelphia Mayor Edward G. Rendell signed an executive order extending city-paid health benefits to the domestic partners of gay city officials. Criticism of the mayor was quickly forthcoming from many sources, including Cardinal Anthony J. Bevilacqua, Archbishop of Philadelphia, City Council President John Street and Arthur J. Delaney, President of the Greater Philadelphia-South [...]

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LEAGUE MAKES “ENEMIES LIST”

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Catholic League has been named by the Interfaith Alliance to its "enemies list." The list advises Interfaith members of groups they shouldn’t join. For those not familiar with the Interfaith Alliance, it is a new hodgepodge of mainline Protestants, Jews and Catholics, all of whom are committed to the politics of the left. What is [...]

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BAPTISTS CENSURE DISNEY

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In June, the Southern Baptist Convention voted to censure the Walt Disney Company for its pro-homosexual agenda and for its less than family-friendly image of Catholics. It criticized the Disney policy of extending health benefits to the same-sex partners of employees and also took aim at Disney for the movie Priest, which, the resolution stated, was [...]

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STRONG SUPPORT FOR LAW PROTECTING CONFESSIONAL

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On June 10, the Catholic League sponsored a press conference at the New York Catholic Center welcoming Congressman Peter T. King in his effort to secure legislation barring any future bugging of the confessional, as happened in Eugene, Oregon this past spring. The law, called the "Religious Communication Sanctity Act," would bar government officials from taping [...]

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CATHOLIC PROFESSOR QUITS JEWISH POST UNDER PRESSURE

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Thomas E. Bird, a professor at Queens College, resigned under pressure in July as the new director of the college’s Jewish studies program. Though Bird received the support of many prominent Jews, and has a distinguished record of accomplishment serving Jewish causes, he felt that he was "the object of primitive religious bigotry" and decided to [...]

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OLYMPIC FEVER OVERHEATS

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee, got carried away when he said, "We are more important than the Catholic religion." More important than professional wrestling, perhaps, but not Catholicism.

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CATHOLICISM LAMBASTED IN MARTHA STUART “PARODY”

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

In their second book of parodies caricaturing the work of Martha Stewart, Tom Connor and Jim Downey have lashed out at Catholicism. Entitled Martha Stuart’s better than you at Entertaining, the book introduces readers to "Our Lady of Perpetual Gilt," "His Holiness Pope John Paul George," and offers menus for "Circumcision Day" and "All Soul’s Day"; the [...]

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RECORDING MUSICIANS ASSOCIATION RIDICULES POPE

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Hollywood-based Recording Musicians Association triggered a response from the Catholic League when it ridiculed the pope in one of its ads. The ad showed a drawing of Pope John Paul II holding a pointer at the inscription, "WHAT WOULD YOU MOTHER SAY if she knew you scored in church?" Appearing below this is a drawing [...]

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GAY PRIDE PARADE SPARES CATHOLICS

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

This year’s New York Gay Pride Parade was the first one in memory that did not include even one exhibition of anti-Catholicism. In past years, men and women dressed as priests and nuns, did satanic dances, went naked in the streets and made obscene gestures in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. That is why the Catholic [...]

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SPIN MAGAZINE FEATURES CATHOLIC BASHING ARTICLE

By | September 11th, 1996|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Spin, a pop culture magazine published by Bon Guccione, Jr., featured in its July edition one of most decidedly anti-Catholic articles to have appeared anywhere in some time. "Sin City" was written by someone called Eurydice (who allegedly traveled to the Vatican for her story), and it is replete with every Catholic bashing epithet imaginable. The [...]

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