AIR FORCE AND NAVY TAKE AIM AT CATHOLICS

Catalyst September Issue 1999, Front Page

The Catholic League is now engaged in a struggle with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy over the constitutional rights of Catholics. Both branches of the armed forces, the league charges, are guilty of promoting a politically-correct agenda at the expense of Catholic rights. Lt. Ryan Berry is a 26 year-old Catholic Air Force officer who objects,... [Read more...]

“DOGMA” PROTEST SWELLS

Catalyst September Issue 1999, Front Page

The protest over the movie “Dogma” gained force over the summer as the Catholic League commenced its petition drive and issued a booklet on the movie; more steps are planned for the fall. At press time, league had received approximately 100,000 signatures supporting our petition drive to get Disney to dump Miramax; thousands more are coming... [Read more...]

OPEN MINDS” CAN BE A VACUUM PIT

Catalyst September Issue 1999, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue When recently asked by a reporter why there is such tolerance for anti-Catholicism, I offered that nothing is worse in our society today than the thought of being branded close-minded, and this is especially true of the educated classes. That is why so many Catholics can’t summon the moral courage to defend their faith—they are... [Read more...]

DISHONESTY MARKS ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY

Catalyst September Issue 1999, Essay

by William Donohue Over the summer, Hollywood treated us to some pretty slimy stuff, much of it aimed at kids. Austin Powers was back, this time drinking diarrhea daiquiris in “The Spy Who Shagged Me” (in England, the term “shagged” is an obscene word for sex). Newspaper advertisements for “Big Daddy” showed a father... [Read more...]

“DOGMA” BOOKLET NOW AVAILABLE

Catalyst September Issue 1999

In August, the Catholic League released a booklet on “Dogma” that provides hard evidence of the anti-Catholic nature of the movie. It contains actual statements made by those associated with the movie, as well as remarks made by film critics, all of which unwittingly make our case: while these persons are obviously not offended by the bigotry,... [Read more...]

PUSHING THE ENVELOPE

Catalyst September Issue 1999

The fall lineup of TV shows promises to be the most vulgar in network history. This is no accident: as the following comments testify, many in this industry want to destroy all standards. The August 4 edition of “Entertainment Tonight” featured comments by William Donohue that stood in stark contrast to the remarks made by those in the entertainment... [Read more...]

“DETROIT ROCK CITY” IS A LOW-CLASS ACT

Catalyst September Issue 1999

On August 13, New Line Cinema released “Detroit Rock City,” a movie set in 1978 about four teenagers who go on a wild spree on their way to a KISS concert. KISS star Gene Simmons is featured in the movie and is a co-producer. It is a farcical comedy in which nearly all the characters are caricatures. It is also one that contains two scenes... [Read more...]

NEVILLE PUBLIC MUSEUM OFFENDS CATHOLICS

Catalyst September Issue 1999

On July 2, the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay, Wisconsin, began displaying an art exhibit of paintings and sculpture by Norbert Kox entitled, “To Hell and Back.” It features the following: a) the Virgin Mary depicted as the “Great Harlot” b) Christ labeled the “Son of Perdition” c) God the Father represented as... [Read more...]

YOU DECIDE

Catalyst September Issue 1999

Maybe some day we will have a staff commensurate to the volume of work we have to investigate. But for right now, we can only do our best. Here’s an example. We got an anonymous letter from two admitted Protestants about a play they saw that struck them as profoundly anti-Catholic. “Confessional” is a one-act play by a professor at William... [Read more...]

SOFT-CORE BIAS

Catalyst September Issue 1999

Some expressions of bias are of the flagrant, in-your-face type, what can be called the hard-core version. Others are not so noticeable—they are more of the soft-core variety. But both are a problem, and while the latter may not be as offensive, in many ways it is more insidious. It certainly is more difficult to combat. Take, for instance, two recent... [Read more...]

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