With two different cartoons published on June 1st and 3rd, Newsday cartoonist Bob Marlette succeeded in offending Catholics everywhere and raised pope bashing to a new level.

An “apology” from Newsday published in the form of a “Memo to Readers” failed to satisfy the Catholic League and a petition (see page 9) was distributed to Long Island pastors.

By the time we went to press, more than 75 pastors had returned petitions and still more were expected. Catholic League president William A. Donohue was scheduled to present the petitions to Newsday officials in person.

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