ANTI-CHRISTMAS GANG IN HIGH GEAR
Catholic League president Bill Donohue opines as follows:
· The menorah in Nashville’s Riverfront Park is okay by the ACLU, but the crèche in Clarksville, Tennessee is not. Why? The City of Clarksville paid $200 for the animals used in the nativity scene.
· A woman from Manchester, Massachusetts was told she cannot have a live nativity scene... [Read more...]
HOLIDAY GIFTS BANNED IN SCHOOL GIFT SHOP
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the latest war on Christmas:
The Byam Elementary School in Chelmsford, Massachusetts recently asked parents to donate holiday gifts to its holiday gift shop; the shopping days are December 1-4. Shopping guidelines informed that “Seasonal items such as snowmen, mittens, snowflakes are a big hit.”... [Read more...]
The Catholic Church is committed to strong interreligious relations, as well it should be. Being respectful of other religions is a good thing, and it very often leads to crucial coalitions on timely political, economic, social and cultural matters. There is a difference, however, between respecting other religions and fawning over them.
Surely we want... [Read more...]
NOTE TO MEMBERS: FOLLOW THE CATHOLIC LEAGUE ONLINE
The Catholic League would like to announce two new ways for our supporters to follow us on the Internet. We have established pages on the social networking sites Facebook and Twitter in addition to the Feedback section on the Catholic League homepage.
These new pages will allow Catholic League followers to get the latest updates on news releases, chatterbox... [Read more...]
CHRISTMAS TREE RETURNS IN KENTUCKY
Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments as follows:
On November 3, we noted that the “War on Christmas” had begun. One piece of evidence that was offered was the decision to have a “Holiday Tree,” instead of a “Christmas Tree,” in Frankfort, Kentucky. But after getting pounded by outraged Christians, Gov. Steve Beshear has reversed... [Read more...]
WAR ON CHRISTMAS COMMENCES
Catholic League president Bill Donohue notes that the 2009 war on Christmas has begun:
For almost three decades, there has been a Christmas parade in Amelia, Ohio, a village outside Cincinnati. But this year there will be none. Fearing that the dreaded word “Christmas” may trigger a lawsuit, the village changed the name to the “Holiday Parade,”... [Read more...]
CULTURE AT WAR
L. Brent Bozell III
In my line of work you can be on the receiving end of some pretty interesting mail. When it’s a manila envelope without a return address, if it isn’t anthrax, it’s some nut’s compilation of faded newspaper articles dating back to the 60s allegedly proving some bizarre point; or even worse, it’s a manuscript; or worse still,... [Read more...]
PBS RELIGION BAN CARRIES A STENCH
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) banned its member stations from carrying new religious TV programs; the few existing religious programs were allowed to continue.
The stated reason for censoring new religious programming went like this: (a) a ban on sectarian programming has been in place since 1985 but was never enforced, (b) PBS started to review... [Read more...]
PBS RELIGION BAN CARRIES A STENCH
The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) has banned member stations from carrying new religious TV programs; the few existing ones can continue. Catholic League president Bill Donohue reacts to this news:
The stated reason for censoring new religious programming goes like this: (a) a ban on sectarian programming has been in place since 1985 but was never... [Read more...]
Engaging an Alien World
Kathryn Jean Lopez
American Babylon: Notes of a Christian Exile by Richard John Neuhaus (New York: Basic Books, 2009) To order call 1-800-343-4499 or order online at www.perseusbooksgroup.com
In the late Father Richard John Neuhaus’s American Babylon, the author cites his friend, the late Avery Cardinal Dulles, whose funeral at St. Patrick’s... [Read more...]