SWEEPS WINNERS

Catalyst September Issue 1999

The first prize winner of our summer sweepstakes was Sylvia Wilson of Roslyn, Pennsylvania; she won the lovely statue of Our Lady of Grace. Second prize went to Mr. and Mrs. Richard Pappas of Whitmore Lake, Michigan; they won the statue of Our Infant of Prague. Third prize, a hand-painted plaque of Madonna, was claimed by Florence Werden of Hendersonville,... [Read more...]

TALK DEBUT CATCHES OUR EYE

Catalyst September Issue 1999

Tina Brown, previously of Vanity Fair and the New Yorker, is no ordinary editor-in-chief: she now commands the much-ballyhooed magazine, Talk, and gets paid a handsome $50 million over 5 years for doing so. Nice work if you can get it. Tina is of interest to us for only one thing—she is being funded jointly by Miramax and Hearst Communications.... [Read more...]

“WE MUST ALL LIVE TOGETHER”?

Catalyst September Issue 1999

Sister Mary Ann Walsh of the United States Catholic Conference reviewed a play that appeared at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts this past June, finding that “the barbs against the Church convey an intolerable, mean-spirited stereotyping.” She was referring to “The Complete Millennium Musical,” a performance... [Read more...]

GERARD BRADLEY FILES AMICUS

Catalyst September Issue 1999

Gerard Bradley, who succeeds William Bentley Ball as Chairman of the Catholic League’s Legal Advisory Committee, has filed an amicus brief for the Catholic League in a case that is bound to have national ramifications. The Supreme Court has agreed to hear the case of Helms v. Picard, and will decide whether certain public aid to religious schools... [Read more...]

DAVID E. KELLEY RETURNS

Catalyst September Issue 1999

We feel obliged to alert our members to a possible trouble spot on TV. According to one report, the September 23 episode of the CBS show, “Chicago Hope,” features “a priest who walks into the emergency room claiming to have been mugged by an assailant who bit through and severed his private parts.” This episode was written by... [Read more...]

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