LEAGUE OBJECTS TO DNC-NATION OF ISLAM LINK

Louis Farrakhan, the leader of the Nation of Islam, has asked the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to participate in a joint voter registration drive. In response, the Catholic League has joined with Rep. Peter T. King of New York in urging the Democratic Party not to endorse Farrakhan’s effort. King stated that Farrakhan is “attempting to... [Read more...]

HISTORY CHANNEL DROPS OFFENSIVE “FONT”

This past spring, The History Channel, an A&E outlet, aired a splendid series on Hitler. There was, however, something that the Catholic League found disturbing about the show. Dr. Donohue explained his objection in a letter to the Executive VP and General Manager by saying that each time a new segment of the show was introduced, “the T in... [Read more...]

ANTI-CONDOM AD MAKES SMITHSONIAN

The Catholic League’s first anti-condom ad has been accepted by the National Design Museum, a facility of the Smithsonian Institution, for display this fall. “Mixing Messages: Graphic Design in Contemporary Culture” is an exhibition that will explore the social and aesthetic value of graphic design. It will run from September 17 to February... [Read more...]

SMITHSONIAN ADOPTS LEAGUE AD

In 1994, the Catholic League ran the following ad in New York subways: WANT TO KNOW A DIRTY LITTLE SECRET? CONDOMS DON’T SAVE LIVES But restraint does Only fools think condoms are foolproof Remember, better safe than sorry Now the National Design Museum of the Smithsonian Institute has decided to include the league’s ad in a book and exhibition... [Read more...]

READER’S DIGEST WITHDRAWS RED FLAG

The June Reader’s Digest included an article by William Ecenbarger on the subject of shoplifting entitled, “They’re Stealing You Blind.” As stated in a letter to the president, the Catholic League said the piece was “vintage Reader’s Digest fare: it is accurate, timely and informative.” But it also chastised the publication... [Read more...]

“IRON-FISTED” ROMAN CATHOLIC?

On May 22, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, a Florida newspaper, did a story on a man running for a seat on the Sarasota County Commission. It mentioned that the candidate, Walter Sheil, was once associated with former Jersey City Mayor Frank Hague, whom the paper described as “an iron-fisted Roman Catholic.” Catholic League member Father Vincent... [Read more...]

BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB MAKES CURIOUS CHOICES

The June “Mixed Media” catalog of the Book of the Month Club had a full page of video selections entitled, “Crisis of Faith.” Most of the offerings were vintage anti-Catholic fare, raising questions about the selection process of the Book of the Month. Included were Priest, The Last Temptation of Christ, Agnes of God, The... [Read more...]

RADIO SHOW REVISES NEWS STORY

On July 3, a New Jersey radio station, WKXW-FM, reported a story about the arrest of a Protestant minister for possessing pornographic pictures of young boys. The newscaster, Mary Jo Powell, opened her remarks with the following quip: “This time not a Catholic priest.” After a protest from the Catholic League, news director Nick Alexander... [Read more...]

SISTER MARY BACK IN NEW YORK

The notoriously anti-Catholic play, Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You, made a New York comeback in June and July by playing at the Duplex, a Greenwich Village playhouse. It was widely ignored by both the press and New Yorkers, suggesting that the play has run its course, save among those who just can’t get enough of Catholic bashing.  Read More →

LEAGUE DEFENDS LEGIONARIES OF CHRIST

On June 10, Connecticut’s Hartford Courant ran a front page story on the Legionaries of Christ called, “Novices Accuse Catholic Order of Intimidation, Pressure.” Unfortunately, it revealed more about the newspaper than the Legionaries, and what it revealed was unsavory. The article characterized the order as a “militaristically... [Read more...]

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