Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism

PREFACE

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

Everyone at the Catholic League plays an important role in the service we provide, although the jobs vary considerably. But the person most responsible for assembling the data and writing the entries is John Mulvey, a young, bright, and hard-working employee. Working with him in the policy department is Donald Lauer and Katelynn Schmitterer; Don handles... [Read more...]

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

It is a sign of great progress that the Catholic League spends relatively little time defending Catholics from defamation or discrimination. It is not a good sign that we are busier than ever combating anti-Catholicism directed at the Church. But whether it is individuals or the institution we are defending, we take every case seriously. One of the... [Read more...]

ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

January 14 Searcy, AR – Police Chief Jeremy Clark refused to remove a small white cross that sits outside his private entrance to the police station, despite being pressured to do so by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The small cross was placed there with permission from the previous police chief. The crosses were made by volunteers at a local... [Read more...]

THE ARTS

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

May 15 New York, NY – Sotheby’s auctioned the Andres Serrano masterpiece “Piss Christ.” The taxpayers were forced to fund this “art” in 1987 to the tune of $15,000; it was supported by the National Endowment for the Arts. “Piss Christ” is Serrano’s primary contribution to Western Civilization: he urinated... [Read more...]

BUSINESS/WORKPLACE

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

April 20 Seattle, WA – A local restaurant, Lunch Laboratory, created an advertising campaign that showed Jesus smoking marijuana and eating a cheeseburger. The advertisement read, “Buy One Burger of the Gods & Get the 2nd One Free! On Easter Sunday.” A thought bubble above Jesus’ head read “When I get back, all I want is... [Read more...]

EDUCATION

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

March 10 Oviedo, FL – A 5-year-old kindergarten student was told that she was not allowed to pray during lunch at Carillon Elementary School. According to the girl’s account, a lunch teacher approached her as she sat and quietly bowed her head in prayer. The teacher told her that she was not allowed to pray in school. The girl responded that... [Read more...]

GOVERNMENT

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

January 16 – September 26 The United Nations Committee on the Rights of the Child released a report on how the Vatican has responded to the sexual abuse of minors by priests. The 15-page report did not contain a single footnote, endnote, or any other mode of attribution. But it did provide plenty of evidence as to its real agenda. The United Nations... [Read more...]

MEDIA

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

February The Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song was revoked from the film “Alone Yet Not Alone.” The film and the song of the same title had a strong evangelical Christian theme, and the song was sung by a well known evangelical artist. The official reason for revoking the nomination for only the fourth time in the 86 year... [Read more...]

WAR ON THE BISHOPS

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The following is an excerpt of a Special Report by Bill Donohue, originally published in the September edition of Catalyst. The Catholic Church has many enemies these days, some of whom are ex-Catholics who left the Church a long time ago. They are joined by the disaffected, those who pretend (even convincing themselves) that they are Catholics in good... [Read more...]

WAR ON CHRISTMAS

2014 ANNUAL REPORT ON ANTI-CATHOLICISM

The annual “War on Christmas” continued in 2014 with both sides having achieved roughly the same number of wins and losses. This is certainly an improvement over the days when the anti-Christmas side appeared to be winning this battle in the culture war. The good news is that the pro-Christmas side has been pushing back, even reversing previous... [Read more...]

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