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POLITICIZING CHRISTMAS; REVOLT AGAINST INTOLERANCE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2016, Front Page

No religious holiday sparks as much controversy as Christmas. It’s not because most Americans are anti-Christmas—they are not. It’s because so many activists, public officials, and educators are working against them. Quite frankly, they have unnecessarily politicized Christmas. Some of them are bigots; some are ignorant of what the courts... [Read more...]

AFFIRMING GENOCIDE

Catalyst January/February Issue 2016, Front Page

The whole world knows that Christians have been targeted for genocide by radical Muslims, yet we still don’t have a congressional resolution, supported by our president, affirming this reality. A week before Christmas a group of congressmen, from both parties, along with noted scholars and activists, assembled in Washington D.C. to press for a... [Read more...]

ABORTION KILLS, USUALLY

Catalyst January/February Issue 2016, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue Melissa Ohden should have died in 1977, but the abortion failed. On September 9, 2015, the founder of Abortion Survivors Network testified before the House Judiciary Committee to explain her story. I cannot improve on her testimony, so I offer an excerpt: “From ‘botched abortion’ to ‘the dreaded complication... [Read more...]

UNIV. OF TENNESSEE ABRIDGES CHRISTIAN RIGHTS

January/February Issue 2016

Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to all members of the Tennessee legislature whose responsibility it is to monitor education. He called upon them to empanel a committee that would critically assess policies initiated by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Tennessee. This request was made in light of morally offensive, and... [Read more...]

CONCESSIONS GRANTED

January/February Issue 2016

The edict issued by the University of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion effectively banning Christmas celebrations on the campus drew the ire of local and federal public officials, students, faculty, and alumni. From Bill Donohue’s perspective, it was not only offensive to Christians, it was constitutionally suspect. Following... [Read more...]

CHURCH INVASIONS IN LAS VEGAS

January/February Issue 2016

Catholic churches in Las Vegas are being stormed by an organized band of crazed evangelicals known as Koosha Las Vegas. They invade churches during Mass, shouting at parishioners to repent. “Pope is Satan!” “Mary is a Satan!” “Stop worshipping the idols!” “Idols are not going to save you!” “You need... [Read more...]

JAMES MADISON UNIV. CENSORS CHRISTMAS

January/February Issue 2016

“Mary Did You Know” is a song that cannot be tolerated at James Madison University. Lyrics include, “Mary, did you know that your baby boy would save our sons and daughters?” It also contains lyrics which note that when Mary kisses her baby, she has “kissed the face of God.” This song was to be sung on Dec. 11 at... [Read more...]

BANNING CHRISTMAS

January/February Issue 2016

The school superintendent in Marlborough, New Hampshire, Robert Malay, banned use of the word “Christmas” from all Christmas events, including celebrations at the local American Legion post. He said he was constitutionally obligated to censor Christmas. This, of course, is a lie. Instead of pleading with Malay to reconsider his decision,... [Read more...]

SCHOOLS SHOULD CELEBRATE CHRISTMAS

January/February Issue 2016

The following article by Bill Donohue was recently published by Newsmax. Religious expression in the schools is a perennial issue, but at no time in the school calendar is it more controversial than at Christmas. This year is no exception. Just recently, the University of Tennessee sought to ban Christmas celebrations, but thanks to a public outcry,... [Read more...]

DID CHRISTIANITY INSPIRE ABORTION KILLER?

January/February Issue 2016

A recent New York Times front-page story, “Religion, Abuse and Rage in Colorado’s Suspect’s Trial,” tried to establish a connection between the Planned Parenthood killer, Robert Dear, and Christianity. But most of the article described his multiple abuses of women. This explained why a Washington Post story from the same day... [Read more...]

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