Mallon's Media Watch

Mallon's Media Watch

Saturday, November 09, 2002

Oklahoma Politics...

Edmond Sun: Why did Largent lose?

Bright Spots, Amid Dim Ones, for Democrats

Republicans were perhaps most disappointed by Steve Largent's loss in Oklahoma. Mr. Largent, a former National Football League star receiver and member of Congress, lost to State Senator Brad Henry by a handful of votes in a race that most likely turned on, of all things, cockfighting. Mr. Largent supported a ballot measure to outlaw the practice, which he called "barbaric." Cockfighting enthusiasts turned out heavily to vote for Mr. Henry and an independent candidate, Gary Richardson, who received 14 percent of the vote. Mr. Largent lost by 6,300 votes out of a million cast.

Thursday, November 07, 2002

November 7, 2002
For Immediate Release

For more information, contact:
Dr. Frank Lipsinic,
St. Thomas More Fraternity, Christ the King Church
Oklahoma City, (405) 842-8303

"Is The Keating Commission A Proper Arena For Church Reform?"

The Saint Thomas More Fraternity will sponsor a panel of knowledgable experts and Catholic laymen who will answer discuss and questions on the Keating Commission?s role in addressing the current abuse scandal in the Catholic Church. The Fraternity is an organization of independent Catholic laymen.

The group is concerned with the future of the church in America and is supportive of authentic Roman Catholic teachings.

Participants in the forum will include these Catholic laymen: Patrick B. McGuigan, former editorial editor at The Oklahoman, who will be moderator for the evening; John Mallon, contributing editor to Inside the Vatican Magazine; and state Rep. Kevin Calvey of Del City.

McGuigan is the author of 2 books and the editor of seven. His writings have frequently appeared in national and world publications, including La Croix, a French Catholic newspaper. He was recently quoted at length in an article about Gov. Keating which appeared in Our Sunday Visitor, a national weekly. McGuigan is a member of Our Lady's Cathedral Parish in Oklahoma City.

Mallon is former the former diocesan spokesperson and editor of The Sooner Catholic, the official newspaper of the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. His writings have won many awards from national journalism organizations. Besides his work for Inside the Vatican Magazine, he has often been published in other newspapers, including The Daily Oklahoman. Recently, his essay concerning the controversial group, "Voice of the Faithful," appeared in the Boston Globe September 6.

Rep. Calvey is a Republican and an attorney. He is assistant minority leader in the state House, and chaired the GOP House Budget Committee. Educated in Catholic schools from 2nd grade through law school, he serves on the national alumni board of the University of Dallas. He is a member of St. Paul the Apostle parish in Del City, where he teaches the High School confirmation class.

McGuigan observed, "This forum provides an excellent opportunity to shed light, not merely heat, on the most significant issue now facing the Catholic Church in America." The forum will be held at 7:00 P.M., Tuesday evening, November 7, at the Monsignor Connor Center, Our Lady's Cathedral , 3214 North Lake, Oklahoma City. All are welcome. Admission is free.


Wednesday, November 06, 2002
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Tuesday, November 05, 2002

Below, some election day reflections...
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Monday, November 04, 2002
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