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PROTEST WORKS FOR SENIORS; CHRISTMAS FOES RETREAT
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

Newsweek recently did an article on the annual Christmas controversies that included comments by Bill Donohue. It maintained that “The War on Christmas Is Over” and “Christmas Won.” We are happy to report our role in achieving a victory in California this past Christmas season. On December 6, we learned that a Christmas tree was removed from... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNED
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

A few weeks before Christmas, residents at a Newhall, California senior citizens’ apartment complex were told to remove their Christmas tree. The company in charge of the complex, JB Partners Group Inc., told staff at The Willows residence that the Christmas tree was a religious symbol and must be taken down. Because this is a private venue, there... [Read more...]


“ANGRY ATHEISTS” WAR ON CHRISTMAS
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

One of the most famous atheists in American history, Paul Kurtz, died late last year at age 86. While not religion-friendly, he was by no means a hater. Indeed, he hated what he called “angry atheists,” the kind we see with increasing frequency these days. It is hardly a stretch to say that today’s breed of atheists more closely resemble fascists... [Read more...]


ATHEISTS ORGANIZE TO TARGET CHRISTMAS
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

Every year, the Catholic League comes across stories of atheist groups and their attempts to neuter or eliminate Christmas. The following is a partial list of campaigns orchestrated by such organizations during Christmas 2012. In Niles, Illinois, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) placed a Winter Solstice sign in the Village of Niles Plaza... [Read more...]


DENYING THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

An editorial in the Duluth News Tribune recently questioned, “There’s Still a ‘War on Christmas’?” Atheist Jeff Sorensen flatly said on Huffington Post that “There is no war on Christmas.” Statesman Journal columnist Dick Hughes wrote a piece about the “phony and irrelevant War on Christmas.” MSNBC madman Lawrence O’Donnell said... [Read more...]


IGNORING CHRISTMAS
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

The War on Christmas typically involves attempts by militant atheists and multicultural fanatics to kill Christmas. But a much softer, and less obvious, way of neutering Christmas is to simply ignore it. Take, for example, the way the leading divinity schools addressed Christmas. On Harvard Divinity School’s website there were pictures and a list... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS IN THE WORKPLACE
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

A piece by Richard Fausta was recently posted on the website of Business Review Europe commenting on how Brits should celebrate Christmas in the workplace. It certainly had application to Americans during Christmastime. Fausta said “Office decorations during the Christmas season is seen as one reason toward the notion that employees can lose focus.”... [Read more...]


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WHY THE “WAR ON CHRISTMAS” IS LOSING
December 21st, 2012 | Latest News Releases

On December 19, Newsmax published a piece by Bill Donohue [click here] offering many examples of how the anti-Christmas agenda is losing. Today he explains why: In the 1980s, when the “War on Christmas” began, everyone knew our side was on the defensive. However, in recent years it has been evident that things are turning around. (Note: While there... [Read more...]


WE’RE WINNING WAR ON CHRISTMAS
December 19th, 2012 | Papers, Essays and Research

By Bill Donohue This article was originally published at Newsmax.com on December 19, 2013. The “War on Christmas” began in earnest in the 1980s when the American Civil Liberties Union was filing one lawsuit after another attempting to ban manger scenes on public property. In the 1990s, the Christmas wars morphed into the multicultural agenda of... [Read more...]


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CHRISTMAS VANDALS NEVER QUIT
December 19th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on Christmas vandals: Every year at Christmastime, incidents of vandalism are rampant, and while this year was not as bad as last year, there still were too many instances. The following towns and cities were hit by vandals this year: Birmingham, AL; Madison, AL; Live Oak, CA; Longmont, CA; San Diego,... [Read more...]