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NY Times Boycott

February 12, 2006 - 12:00 PST

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MEDIA ADVISORY

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Catholic PRWire

ALL Catholic Christians, clergy, religious and faithful are asked to boycott the NEW YORK TIMES, i.e., cancel their subscription and refuse to buy the paper, in response to their heinous decision to attack our Catholic faith. The epitome of hypocrisy, the NY Times rightfully showed prudence, respect and restraint in not printing the Danish cartoons mocking the Prophet Muhammad which is extremely offensive to any Islamic believer.

At the same time, in the same paper and same article, the Times reprinted an image of Chris Ofili's "Holy Virgin Mary" (Arts Section, 2-08-06) which depicts the BVM in elephant dung. This filth was on display at the Brooklyn Art Museum in 1999 and the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights protested at the time.

Two years later, 4-21-01), TFP (Tradition, Family & Property) staged another protest at the same Brooklyn museum for a blasphemous dislay of Jesus as naked woman on the Cross. We are asking that such offensive things like these and the infamous picture of a Crucifix immersed in a jar of urine NOT be displayed AND not reprinted in the press or displayed on TV.

The NY Times had no problem in defending such atrocities then and now prints a copy of the elephant dung Virgin Mary while at the same time refuses to print a cartoon offensive to Muslims. One reporter commented, "we're [press & media] concerned about upsetting Muslims since they take their faith so seriously but when is the last time you saw a bunch of nuns turn over cars and burn flags? Catholics just don't seem to be as easily offended."

Catholics need to get up and speak out or be guilty of the sin of omission. Complain, write letters, join protests and boycott the NY Times until they apologize. Otherwise, the attack on our faith will continue and get worse. Perhaps the Blessed Sacrament will be next? And other Christians and Jews should be wary since their religions are not off bounds, only Islam, it appears.

Pastors, priests, deacons, religious brothers and sisters, and the lay faithful NEED to say "enough is enough." Toleration of such sacrilege is not diplomatic, it is cowardly and irresponsible. We must peacefully but steadfastly express our outrage or suffer the consequences of becoming completely irrelevant and incredible.

Father John Trigilio, Jr., PhD, ThD
Pastor
Our Lady of Good Counsel, Marysville
Saint Bernadette, Duncannon
Diocese of Harrisburg, PA

Contact

Our Lady of Good Counsel
http://www.olgcsb.org
PA, US
Rev. Fr. John Trigilio - Pastor, 717 717-957-2662

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