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SOUNDBITES
January 7th, 2006 | Catalyst Online, Features

Kiera McCaffrey, as quoted in The Detroit News: “It seems, in the past few years, people have noticed how much Christmas has become so secular and they’re reacting to that, and we’re seeing more and more people making a point to ask that stores mention Christmas.”  Read More →


VILE “SOUTH PARK” EPISODE PULLED
January 7th, 2006 | Catalyst Online, Features

Editor’s note: the following story contains graphic material of an offensive nature. As 2005 came to a close, the Catholic League scored another major victory: we got Comedy Central to pull a scheduled rerun of a vile episode of “South Park.” News stories trumpeting our victory were printed on December 30. Here’s how the story... [Read more...]


Executive Summary

“The Catholic Church is going to own the month of April.” That’s what I told Fox News anchor Shepard Smith on April 2, the day Pope John Paul II passed away. Events soon validated my point. I was speaking at the University of Notre Dame on March 31 when news reports about the impending death of the pontiff blanketed every radio and... [Read more...]


The Arts

January New York, NY—The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, headquarters for the Episcopal Diocese of New York, featured a South African art exhibit by Diane Victor titled, “The Eight Mary’s.” A writer named C.J. DeStefano reported that the exhibit portrayed the Blessed Mother with “Blood cascading from between her legs, as... [Read more...]


Education

January Washington, DC—Richard Sternberg, a prominent researcher at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History (and a practicing Catholic), was punished by the Smithsonian for publishing a scholarly article by a prominent biologist, Stephen Meyer. Meyer, who holds a doctorate in the philosophy of biology from Cambridge,... [Read more...]


Media

Internet | Magazines | Movies | Radio | Newspapers |Television INTERNET January 13 Syndicated radio host Rabbi Shmuley Boteach accused Pope Pius XII of “mass kidnapping” of baptized Jewish children who were saved from the Nazis by the Catholic Church. He based his charge on an unsigned 1946 memo by an unknown writer that was found... [Read more...]


MANGER SCENE DISPLAYED IN CENTRAL PARK
December 19th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today about the league’s nativity scene in Central Park: “The Catholic League is proud to display its nativity scene in Central Park, but we continue to be dismayed by the refusal of New York City to allow a crèche in its public schools.  That issue is still before the courts, and it is our hope... [Read more...]


PRESS CONFERENCE
December 14th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

WHEN:                THURSDAY, DECEMBER 15, 1:30PM WHERE:               FRONT OF ST. PATRICK’S CATHEDRAL, NYC PURPOSE:           JEWS OKAY CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS ATTENDEES: DON FEDER, PRESIDENT, JEWS AGAINST ANTI-CHRISTIAN DEFAMATION (JAACD) JACKIE MASON, FOUNDING MEMBER, JAACD RABBI ARYEH SPERO, JAACD BOARD... [Read more...]


VICTORY OVER WAL-MART; ALL DEMANDS MET
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Front Page

On November 9, we started a boycott against Wal-Mart, citing discrimination against Christians. On November 10, the world’s largest retailer refused to give in to our demands. On November 11, Wal-Mart folded, yielding on all counts. Ergo, we called off our boycott. Over the past decade, Wal-Mart has been the object of a great deal of criticism.... [Read more...]


RESOLVING THE CULTURE WAR ON RELIGION
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Essay

By David L. Gregory General Counsel, Catholic League Professor of Law, St. John’s University Law School The Right to be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America is the latest, and perhaps the most engaging and lucid, entry in the burgeoning “culture war” literature. But, unlike all of the others, this book proposes an... [Read more...]