Catalyst June Issue 2001

In the May Catalyst, we reported that Catholics at the Blaisdell Alcoholic Treatment Unit at the Rockland Psychiatric Center in New York were being denied access to Mass and Confession; they were told they could attend Protestant services. After stating that we had registered a complaint, we ended by saying, “We don’t expect to lose.”

On April 30, a letter was sent to William Donohue by Thomas E. Nightingdale, director of the bureau of addiction and treatment centers explaining that it was all due to a staffing problem. But guess what? It’s being fixed and Catholics will once again be allowed to practice their religion. We told you so.

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Written by Bill