PROTEST OVER “CORPUS CHRISTI” IN HIGH GEAR

Catalyst September Issue 1998, Front Page

Over the summer, the Catholic League garnered the support of over 40 Catholic, Protestant, Jewish and Muslim national organizations, all of which signed a statement of protest against the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi.” The names of the organizations will be released to the press prior to September 22, the night of the preview,... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS HOLIDAY HITS COURTS

Catalyst September Issue 1998, Front Page

A Cincinnati attorney is suing the United States government because Christmas is recognized as a legal holiday. On August 4, Richard Ganulin filed suit yesterday in U.S. District Court arguing that it is unconstitutional for Congress to proclaim Christmas as a national holiday. In his lawsuit, Ganulin said that he is “damaged” by enforcement... [Read more...]

ACCOUNTING FOR SUCCESS

Catalyst September Issue 1998, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue In the past five years, the Catholic League has grown faster than any other civil rights organization in the country. Inextricably tied to that achievement is our public visibility: it has grown enormously, as has our impact on the culture. That’s because of you. If there is one refrain that I’m tired of hearing, it’s this one:... [Read more...]

MOMENTUM BUILDING FOR SCHOOL CHOICE

Catalyst September Issue 1998, Essay

By Rick Hinshaw “Courts no longer see religion as an allergen in the body politic.” That’s how Kevin Hasson, president of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, viewed the June 10 ruling by the Wisconsin Supreme Court upholding inclusion of religious schools in Milwaukee’s school voucher program. Some might see such exuberance... [Read more...]

REWARDING BIGOTRY

Catalyst September Issue 1998

Over the summer, we noticed that young writers won prizes for their attacks on the Catholic Church. The most serious case we uncovered concerns The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Every year this organization, under the tutelage of its Alliance for Young Artists and Writers, Inc., conducts an essay contest. This year’s Silver Award Winner, Raymond... [Read more...]

COURT BACKS YALE

Catalyst September Issue 1998

In August, a U.S. District Court judge ruled that Yale University “cannot be considered a state actor” and is therefore not subject to First Amendment guarantees recognizing the free exercise of religion. The league filed an amicus brief in the case arguing that the school’s sexually-correct residency rules violated the religious liberty... [Read more...]

WILD GENERALIZATIONS

Catalyst September Issue 1998

This past spring, Bishop J. Keith Symons, the Ordinary of the Diocese of Palm Beach, resigned after an admission of child sexual abuse. In the wake of his resignation came a flood of wild generalizations: pedophilia was rampant among Catholic priests. In this regard, no source of journalistic irresponsibility rivaled the news stories, essays, editorials... [Read more...]

SLANDERING STEPINAC

Catalyst September Issue 1998

Over a chorus of protests, the beatification of Cardinal Alojzije Stepinac will take place next month. The protesters want us to believe that the Croatian cardinal was an anti-Semite who worked with the Nazis against Jews in World War II. The evidence shows that it is all a lie. In the 1930s, Stepinac became bishop of Zagreb. He was known for his outspoken... [Read more...]

BRAVO HOSTS “LAST TEMPTATION”

Catalyst September Issue 1998

The cable television network, Bravo, recently aired the movie, “The Last Temptation of Christ.” Roundly scored as one of the most blasphemous films ever produced, its reappearance on cable TV led one citizen, Bob Boffa, to lead a protest against Bravo. Boffa, the owner of Gardendale Jewelers in Gardendale, Alabama, was told by the network... [Read more...]

“MILLION YOUTH MARCH” RUN BY BIGOT

Catalyst September Issue 1998

Khalid Abdul Muhammad, former aide to Louis Farrakhan, says he plans to hold a “million youth march” in Harlem on September 5 despite being denied a permit for the march on that date or in Harlem. Muhammad has rejected offers by New York City to hold the march on September 19 on Randalls Island or in Van Cortlandt Park. In November 1993,... [Read more...]

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