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February 24 New York, NY – Rep. Michael Grimm requested that the Empire State Building shine red in honor of the elevation of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to cardinal. Grimm’s request was denied by the owner of the Empire State Building, Anthony Malkin. Similarly, in 2010, the Catholic League petitioned to have the tower of the Empire State... [Read more...]


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MEDIA RESPONSE TO VATICAN INQUIRY OF LCWR Once again, an internal matter of the Catholic Church became fodder for media voyeurs, pundits and talking heads when a number of dissident nuns became the subject of an apostolic visit, announced in April 2012. It was disturbing to read the way some of the Vatican’s critics were trying to defend the indefensible.... [Read more...]


TAMPON NATIVITY SCENE IS A HIT
January 30th, 2013 | Catalyst Online, Features

“Have a holly, jolly, bloody good Christmas with these tampon crafts.” That was on the homepage of tamponcrafts.com: the website offers instructions on how to construct nativity scenes out of tampons, including Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the Three Wise Men. Indeed, it advises the reader to “Gather ‘round the manger for the Christmas Miracle. These... [Read more...]


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TAMPON NATIVITY SCENE IS A HIT
November 30th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue released the following comments today: “Have a holly, jolly, bloody good Christmas with these tampon crafts.” That’s the opening line on the homepage of tamponcrafts.com: the website offers instructions on how to construct nativity scenes out of tampons, including Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the Three Wise Men. Indeed, it advises the... [Read more...]


VIACOM’S ETHICS
July 12th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

When Comedy Central flashed a picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between—what Jon Stewart called “the vagina manger”—Viacom’s executives weren’t the slightest bit offended (Comedy Central is owned by Viacom). But these same people got ticked off recently when Don Rickles cracked a joke about President... [Read more...]


KELLOGG’S DEFENDS HATE SPEECH
June 26th, 2012 | Catalyst Online, Features

Over the course of our campaign against Jon Stewart, we sent our complaint about his “vagina manger” stunt of April 16 to the major sponsors of “The Daily Show”; we made sure they received a copy of the picture flashed on the screen of a naked woman with her legs spread with a nativity scene ornament in between. Although many of the sponsors... [Read more...]


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VIACOM’S ETHICS
June 22nd, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Bill Donohue comments on Viacom’s ethics: When Comedy Central flashed a picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament in between—what Jon Stewart called “the vagina manger”—Viacom’s executives weren’t the slightest bit offended (Comedy Central is owned by Viacom). But these same people got ticked off recently... [Read more...]


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VIACOM MAILED “VAGINA MANGER” PHOTO
May 8th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

Viacom owns Comedy Central, home to Jon Stewart’s “The Daily Show.” Catholic League president Bill Donohue’s letter to Viacom’s board of directors and senior management is printed below: By now you are aware of the vile picture of a woman with her legs spread, with a nativity ornament in between, that was flashed on the screen of “The Daily... [Read more...]


Bill Donohue’s letter to Kraft
April 20th, 2012 |

April 19, 2012 Ms. Irene Rosenfeld Chairman and CEO Kraft Foods Inc. Three Lakes Drive Northfield, IL 60093 Dear Ms. Rosenfeld: As president of the nation’s largest Catholic civil rights organization, I have been engaged in many public issues. But rarely have I encountered anything that is more blatantly anti-Christian—and exploitative of women—as... [Read more...]


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MEDIA COVER-UP OF VAGINA MANGER SCENE
April 18th, 2012 | Latest News Releases

On the April 16 episode of “The Daily Show,” they showed a picture of a naked woman with her legs spread and a nativity scene ornament placed in between. Stewart said, “Maybe women could protect their reproductive organs from unwanted medical intrusions with vagina mangers.” The segment was done to mock Fox News for allegedly not covering stories... [Read more...]