September Issue 1996

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LEAGUE OBJECTS TO DNC-NATION OF ISLAM LINK

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

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 [...]

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HISTORY CHANNEL DROPS OFFENSIVE “FONT”

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

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, [...]

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ANTI-CONDOM AD MAKES SMITHSONIAN

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

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 17, 1997 at [...]

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SMITHSONIAN ADOPTS LEAGUE AD

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

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 [...]

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READER’S DIGEST WITHDRAWS RED FLAG

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

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 for including "two references to a shoplifter’s religion, namely, [...]

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“IRON-FISTED” ROMAN CATHOLIC?

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

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 J. Sheehy, [...]

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BOOK OF THE MONTH CLUB MAKES CURIOUS CHOICES

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

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 Boys of St. Vincent and Priests of [...]

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RADIO SHOW REVISES NEWS STORY

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

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 rewrote [...]

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SISTER MARY BACK IN NEW YORK

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

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 [...]

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LEAGUE DEFENDS LEGIONARIES OF CHRIST

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

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 styled," "boot camp-like," "secretive organization" engaged in "brainwashing." Dr. Donohue [...]

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