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Progress in the War on Christmas
December 18th, 2013 | Papers, Essays and Research

This article was originally published by Newsmax on December 18, 2013. There are signs that the “war on Christmas” is abating. In 1994, a year after I took over as president of the Catholic League, we successfully pressed Barneys, the upscale clothier on Madison Avenue, to remove an obscene manger scene from its storefront window. We erected... [Read more...]


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PROGRESS IN THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS
December 18th, 2013 | Latest News Releases

To read Bill Donohue’s latest Newsmax article about the “War on Christmas,” click here. .  Read More →


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CHRISTMAS BILLBOARDS DISPLAYED
December 16th, 2013 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on billboards being displayed by the Catholic League this Christmas season (they will be up until January 5, 2014): We have a huge billboard (67′ x 90′) in Times Square, on 42nd Street between 7th and 8th Avenues, and two digital ones in New Jersey; one is on Route 18 at the Route 527 Intersection, and the other is... [Read more...]


CHRISTMAS WITHOUT CHRIST

William A. Donohue Even though roughly 80 percent of Americans are Christian, 96 percent celebrate Christmas. Can non-Christians and non-believers really celebrate Christmas? To some extent they can, just the same way those who are not Irish can celebrate St. Patrick’s Day: they can partake in the fun aspects of it, but that’s it. At bottom,... [Read more...]


“MERRY CHRISTMAS” PINS
December 3rd, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

The women of the Catholic Daughters of Court John Paul II #2554 are back again selling their famous “It’s OK to Say Merry Christmas to Me” pins ($1) and car magnets ($3). Thousands of these pins and magnets have been sold over the years in all 50 states. If you would like to demonstrate your Christmas spirit, you can order them a number... [Read more...]


THE WAR ON CHRISTMAS

November 20 Alsip, IL – The Freedom From Religion Foundation used the threat of a lawsuit to force the Village of Alsip to cancel the display of a cross on its water tower, which had been a tradition going back decades. November 27 Madison, WI – The Freedom From Religion Foundation placed its “Natural Nativity Scene” in the Wisconsin State Capitol... [Read more...]


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...]