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RAMADAN AND CHRISTMAS IN THE SCHOOLS

By | November 30th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue lists what some public schools recently did to accommodate Muslim students during Ramadan.  ·    Muslim students at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord, California were allowed to use an available room to pray. Tahali Community School in St. Cloud, Florida provided a quiet space for students to pray in the afternoon. [...]

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“RELIGION-FRIENDLY ZONE” DECALS FOR CHRISTMAS

By | November 29th, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Catholic League president William Donohue explained today what the Catholic League is doing this year to promote Christmas celebrations: “Every December the Catholic League expends considerable resources fighting against those who seek to censor Christmas.  The issues are multiple: we have fought those who seek to ban the display of crèches on public property; those who [...]

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CINDY ADAMS ATTACKS GAYS

By | November 23rd, 2004|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

In her syndicated column on the Thanksgiving holiday, gossip maven Cindy Adams takes comedic jabs at 50 subjects, almost all of which are individuals.  But her final remark seeks not to lampoon a celebrity—it seeks to stab an institution.  Adams expresses her thanks to the Catholic Church for “bringing new meaning to the proverb, ‘Abstinence makes [...]

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CALIFORNIA COURTHOUSE TRIGGERS BIG CONTROVERSY

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The Catholic League weighed in quickly and decisively in a raging controversy over an attempt by the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) to censor a religious message that is posted in the Riverside County courthouse in Riverside, California. The ADL’s Pacific Southwest regional office has sought to get officials of Riverside County to censor a quote by Theodore [...]

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HIGH COURT PICKS KEY CASES

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to accept three important religious-liberty cases. No rulings are expected before next spring. Two of the cases deal with the constitutionality of posting copies of the Ten Commandments on public property. Those opposed to such displays maintain that it is wrong for the government to sponsor any religious display. Those [...]

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MYTHS ABOUT CHURCH-STATE SEPARATION

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue The issue of separation of church and state proved to be quite alive during this election year, but as the lead story in this issue of Catalyst shows, it is not tied exclusively to politics. To say this issue is laden with myths would be an understatement. The words “separation of church and state” nowhere [...]

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POLITICS AND RELIGION: SURVEY DATA REVEAL NEW TRENDS

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Essay|Tags: |

By William A. Donohue A national random sample of adult Americans was taken last spring by the Bliss Institute at the University of Akron. The results have been published as the 2004 Fourth National Survey of Religion and Politics, under the tutelage of John C. Green. Some interesting trends are evident, as well as a few [...]

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REPUBLICANS INDULGE IN FEAR-MONGERING

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The Republican National Committee (RNC) said yesterday that it mailed residents in two states literature warning that if the “liberals” win in November, they will ban the Bible; the mailing also included a statement that if the “liberals” win, they will allow same-sex marriage. Catholic League president William Donohue criticized the RNC today: “For the past [...]

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KERRY’S STEM CELL POLICY LACKS COHERENCE

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Senator John Kerry criticized President George W. Bush yesterday on the subject of embryonic stem cell research. He said the president was “turning his back on science in favor of ideology,” and that his position was emblematic of how he “makes decisions” and how he “sees the world.” Catholic League president William Donohue addressed Kerry’s remarks [...]

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MoveOn.org SLANDERS CHRISTIANS

By | November 21st, 2004|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

MoveOn.org has a full-page ad in today’s New York Times that caught the attention of Catholic League president William Donohue: “In today’s New York Times, MoveOn.org attacks the methodology of the Gallup organization; it argues that a recent Gallup poll showing President Bush with a 14-point lead is exaggerated because it is predicated on more Republicans turning out to [...]

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