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GUINNESS BOYCOTT CONTINUES

Catalyst June Issue 2014

The Catholic League’s boycott of Guinness continues to grow. We have contacted all 14 regional offices of the Holy Name Society, and over 100 of its officers. Additionally, we reached out to 175 Catholic War Veterans posts across the country. We have asked them to join our boycott of Guinness. We also contacted over 200 Irish pubs in New York... [Read more...]

“TEN COMMANDMENTS” SCORES

Catalyst June Issue 2014

On Easter Sunday night, more Americans watched “The Ten Commandments” on ABC than any other show, even allowing for the fact that the audience was not as big as last year’s showing. What was most telling was how it creamed the religious fare shown on the Travel Channel and the Science Channel. The Travel Channel gave us “Greatest... [Read more...]

MAUREEN DOWD LACKS GUTS

Catalyst June Issue 2014

If Maureen Dowd had guts, then she would demand the resignation of her boss, Mark Thompson, who is the president and CEO of the New York Times. In one of her recent columns, Dowd rails against the canonization of Pope John Paul II, saying, “he presided over the Catholic Church during nearly three decades of a gruesome pedophilia scandal and grotesque... [Read more...]

HAWAII GOVERNOR WEIGHS SEX ABUSE BILL

Catalyst June Issue 2014

Bill Donohue wrote the following letter to Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie urging him to veto S.B. 2687, a bill that would suspend the statute of limitations for cases involving the sexual abuse of minors: May 8, 2014 Hon. Neil Abercrombie Governor, State of Hawaii Executive Chambers, State Capitol Honolulu, Hawaii 96813 Dear Governor Abercrombie: As... [Read more...]

FEMINISM, GAY RIGHTS AND MULTICULTURALISM

Catalyst June Issue 2014

RICK HINSHAW Western progressives seem in the throes of an intractable internal conflict, pitting their commitment to secular feminism and gay rights against their multiculturalist vision of respect for the mores of different cultures. Particularly on issues involving sexuality, laws in some developing countries go well beyond what progressives like... [Read more...]

GUINNESS ANGERS CATHOLICS; BOYCOTT LAUNCHED

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

As we reported last month, on the evening of March 16, the day before St. Patrick’s Day, Guinness announced that it was pulling its sponsorship of New York’s parade because gays were allegedly banned from marching. This 11th hour decision, which angered pub owners who had already stocked their bars with Guinness, was based on a lie: contrary... [Read more...]

DIVERSITY LIE

Catalyst May Issue 2014, Front Page

It is one of the biggest myths of our day to say the United States is a religiously diverse nation. It manifestly is not. But there is a lot of money, and ideological investment, at stake in pretending otherwise. Consider the following. A Pew Research Center study on global religious diversity was released on April 4: with the exception of the Washington... [Read more...]

THE MYTH OF DIVERSITY

Catalyst May Issue 2014, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue The greatest threat to freedom these days comes not from neo-Nazis, or from any other group on the lunatic fringe: it comes from those who tout the virtue of diversity. Unfortunately, they are clustered in the command centers of our culture, making it impossible to avoid them. To be specific, they work in higher education, the media,... [Read more...]

GUINNESS BOYCOTT ADVANCES

Catalyst May Issue 2014

On St. Patrick’s Day, Bill Donohue announced a boycott of Guinness, Heineken, and Sam Adams: the first two brewers pulled out of sponsoring the St. Patrick’s Day parade in New York City; the latter withdrew from the Boston parade. Prudence dictates that we concentrate our efforts on just one: we decided to settle on Guinness. Bostonians... [Read more...]

MEDIA BLITZ OVER GUINNESS BOYCOTT

Catalyst May Issue 2014

In just one week, the Catholic League succeeded in getting 82 media hits on our boycott of Guinness. From Australia and England, to Canada and the United States, the boycott story has been picked up by television, radio, newspapers, and the Internet. And that was just the beginning. We have no hard data on the success of the boycott yet, but anecdotal... [Read more...]

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