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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...]


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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...]


HOW WE BEAT WAL-MART
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

Our troubles with Wal-Mart began when a woman e-mailed the company complaining about its policy of encouraging its employees to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” The response she got, from a Customer Service employee by the name of Kirby, was astounding. Here’s what Kirby said (we are reproducing his statement... [Read more...]


NATIONAL HISTORY DAY DELETES BIASED REMARK
December 12th, 2005 | Catalyst Online, Features

In the last issue of Catalyst, we ran a story on education wherein we mentioned an ugly incident attendant to National History Day. No sooner was the November issue printed when we learned that the dispute ended amicably. On August 1, William Donohue wrote to Cathy Gorn, executive director of National History Day (NHD), about the contents of a flier... [Read more...]


DENIS LEARY’S SICK IDEA OF HUMOR
November 29th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Tonight, Comedy Central will air a special by Denis Leary, “Merry F#%$in’ Christmas” (it first aired two nights ago and is scheduled to air again on Dec. 17).  The show consists of several skits, a cartoon and musical performances. There is a skit about lesbian nuns, and a song by “Our Lady of Perpetual Suffering Church Choir” about a hooker. ... [Read more...]


COUNTY OFFICIALS URGED TO ERECT CRECHES
November 28th, 2005 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president Bill Donohue commented today on the Catholic League’s latest Christmas campaign: “Several weeks ago, we sent a booklet, Religious Expression at Christmastime, to every county administrator in the nation; there are 3,100 of them.  The booklet encourages these officials to erect a nativity scene on public property.  ‘There... [Read more...]