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PREFACE

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...]


ACTIVIST ORGANIZATIONS

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...]


BUSINESS/WORKPLACE

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

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

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

February The Academy Award nomination for Best Original Song was revoked from the film “Alone Yet Not Alone.”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...]


MARKETS AND MISSILES ARE NOT ENOUGH

William A. Donohue When I first arrived at The Heritage Foundation in 1987, I was greeted with great skepticism by many who worked there. The D.C. conservative think-tank had chosen me to be in the first “class” of professors who were plucked from academia to spend upwards of a year as a Bradley Resident Scholar; we would spend time writing... [Read more...]


The Secularist Assault On America’s Moral Consensus
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Essay

Rick Hinshaw From the earliest days of their agitation to legalize abortion, America’s modern-day secularists made inevitable the aggressive war on religious freedom they are engaged in today. From the start, the secularists deployed the weapon of anti-religious – primarily anti-Catholic – bigotry in advancing the pro-abortion agenda, portraying... [Read more...]


NCAA OPPOSES RELIGIOUS LIBERTY
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

Below is a copy of a letter written by Bill Donohue to NCAA president Mark Emmert commenting on legislation signed on March 26 by Indiana Governor Mike Pence that affirms religious liberty. March 27, 2015 Mr. Mark Emmert President National Collegiate Athletic Association 700 W. Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46206-6222 Dear Mr. Emmert: I read with... [Read more...]


POLL DISTORTS RELIGIOUS LIBERTY ISSUE
May 20th, 2015 | Catalyst Online, Features

In January, an AP-GfK poll found that 57 percent agreed that “wedding-related businesses with religious objections should be allowed to refuse service to same-sex couples.” An April Reuters/Ipsos poll was released that tapped the following questions: “Businesses should not be allowed to discriminate (by refusing services or a job)... [Read more...]