The Media

Report on Newsday (NY) and the Church

By |2019-09-27T17:29:34+00:00January 23rd, 2004|Categories: The Media, White Papers and Essays|

(1/2004) Part 1: General Catholic Church Coverage January 2002-December 2003   Columnists Dick Ryan:  “The laity must begin to convince those Catholics who seem asleep that their church is in a terminal crisis that involves everybody.  It can no longer be enough to ‘hit the rail’ on Sunday and piously say the rosary, while the abuse of authority [...]

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Anti-Catholicism on the Internet

By |2017-03-20T17:57:10+00:00March 23rd, 2001|Categories: The Media, White Papers and Essays|

by Robert P. Lockwood (3/2001) When Joseph Lieberman was nominated as the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the summer of 2000, commentators feared an upsurge in anti-Semitism in reaction to the Jewish senator from Connecticut. Reporters scanned the Internet to look for anti-Semitic sites and searching for anti-Semitic hate speech. For the most part, they found, other [...]

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Dishonesty Marks the Entertainment Industry

By |2011-08-23T14:46:10+00:00September 23rd, 1999|Categories: The Media, White Papers and Essays|

by William A. Donohue (Catalyst 9/1999) 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 [...]

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Religion on TV Doesn’t Have a Prayer

By |2017-03-20T17:58:29+00:00December 23rd, 1997|Categories: The Media, White Papers and Essays|

by Evan Gahr (Catalyst 12/1997) Whether it’s news shows that ignore religion or entertainment programs that regularly depict clergymen as buffoons, hypocrites, or outright perverts, television remains ground zero for the culture of disbelief. Rabbi Marc Gellman, one of the first clergymen to appear regularly on network television in some 40 years, says that "there’s an [...]

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The Media War on the Catholic Church

By |2017-03-20T17:59:09+00:00April 23rd, 1996|Categories: The Media, White Papers and Essays|

by William A. Donohue (Catalyst 4/1996) The coming of Spring traditionally signals a new beginning, a time for men and women of good will to examine their lives and work, and to resolve to do better in the future. In that vein, I ask our national news media to consider the job they are doing of [...]

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