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...]SLANDERING STEPINAC
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...]TYPICAL NEW YORK TIMES
In the fall 1997, the Catholic League protested a Los Angeles exhibition by Robert Gober that appeared in the Museum of Contemporary Art. The Gober display was a figure of Our Blessed Mother with a huge phallic culvert pipe piercing her abdomen. The promotional material for the exhibit said that “the culvert deprives the Virgin Mary of the womb... [Read more...]WHY NOT A MINISTER OR RABBI?
Reasoning by analogy is something we do at the Catholic League everyday. When we can’t convince someone who has offended us that it is wrong to treat Catholics in a particular fashion, we substitute some other group for Catholics to make our point. It usually works. Here are two recent examples. On July 15 we spotted an article in USA Today about... [Read more...]WILD GENERALIZATIONS
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...]ANOTHER SLUR ON CATHOLIC EDUCATION
How many times have we heard how “repressive” Catholic education is? Funny how all these repressed kids seem to do so well in society, especially as compared to their liberated public school cohorts. The latest offender in this regard is a publication called Time/The Princeton Review. The volume purports to provide information to prospective... [Read more...]