AD WITHDRAWN

Catalyst September Issue 1998

When Catholic League member, Robert J. Flaherty of Peoria, Illinois, listened to a radio commercial that defamed his religion, he registered a complaint with the company and succeeded in having the ad withdrawn. The radio ad was run by STIHL, maker of power tools. It featured a nun, Sister Mary Margaret, who gets so exasperated that she utters an obscenity... [Read more...]

SINEAD’S CONFESSION

Catalyst September Issue 1998

Most of us regret doing some things that at the time seemed right, or at least okay. The same is true of Sinead O’Connor, the foul-mouthed Irish anti-Catholic bigot who is also known for her singing. Sinead regrets performing at a New Jersey concert in 1990 simply because the event opened with the playing of “The Star Spangled Banner.”... [Read more...]

HOLOCAUST MUSEUM UPDATE

Catalyst September Issue 1998

In the last issue of Catalyst, we ran a story entitled, “U.S. Holocaust Museum Libels Catholicism.” While we had several complaints, our central concern was the terribly skewed short film, “Antisemitism.” We have since heard from Dr. Steven Luckert, Curator of the Permanent Exhibition at the museum. Dr. Luckert wrote a lengthy... [Read more...]

SCRANTON DENTIST CRIES UNCLE

Catalyst September Issue 1998

The June Catalyst listed the name and address of a dentist from the Scranton area who offered free check-ups to members of the junior class from Bishop O’Reilly High School. Dr. Dale Wilkie made the offer after the class was told that there would be no junior prom this because of the way the class misbehaved when Auxiliary Bishop John Doughtery... [Read more...]

COMEDY CENTRAL OFFENDS AGAIN

Catalyst September Issue 1998

The cable network, Comedy Central, has a problem with Catholics. What it is we do not know, but the file we have on them is building, suggesting that something is rotten at the station. The latest offense took place on August 4 during the “Porn Losers” segment of “The Daily Show.” In a skit about New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s... [Read more...]

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