The Cader Company’s 1997 “That’s Funny” calendar includes a statement that is anything but funny to Catholics. To be specific, the listing for March 31, Easter Monday, is offensive. It reads, “The Vatican came down with a new ruling: No surrogate mothers. It’s a good thing they didn’t make this rule before Jesus was born.”

This contribution, authored by someone called Elayne Boosler, is disparaging and deserves a response. In a letter to the president of the company, Michael Cader, we asked him to explain why his company listed this entry. We also said that while it was “late to revise the 1997 calendar, it is hoped that next year’s calendar will not take liberties with beliefs held sacred by Catholics.”

Members can write to Mr. Cader at: The Cader Company, 38 E. 29th St., 8th floor, New York, New York 10016.

Many thanks to Father Andrew Carrozza of Mahopac, New York for bringing this to our attention.

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