In the last issue of Catalyst, we cited several instances where anti-Catholic bigotry was actually rewarded by schools and newspapers; we also printed the name and address of the offending parties. In at least one instance, the message that our members sent clearly hit home.
We heard from Marty Gephart of Rochester High School, editor-in-chief of Rocktimes. The high school publication had published an anti-Catholic essay by Jess Matthews. After hearing from Catholic League members, Ms. Gephart wrote to Father Richard A. Fowler of St. Anthony’s Parish in Bethel, Vermont (he initiated the complaint and brought it to our attention) and to the Catholic League, expressing her sincere apologies.
We are happy that this issue was resolved amicably and congratulate Father Fowler and our members for their efforts.