DRUNKEN IRISH CATHOLICS DESTROY MENORAH*
On December 25, WCBS-TV aired a story about a menorah that was vandalized on Christmas Eve in Pearl River, New York. In the course of the story, reporter Lou Young mentioned that “the menorah shares the small park here with a nativity scene and a Christmas tree in a town that is heavily Irish Catholic.” He also said, “It is probably worth... [Read more...]
CRECHE CASE IN THE COURTS
On November 13, oral arguments were heard in U.S. District Court regarding a lawsuit that maintains that the New York City school system discriminates against Christians. Suing the New York City schools is The Thomas More Law Center of Ann Arbor, Michigan; the Catholic League began the process and secured a complainant for the law firm.
The dispute... [Read more...]
WHY THE SCANDAL WILL CONTINUE
William A. Donohue
The Boston Globe broke the story on the sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in January 2002. Two years later, it is evident the scandal will not go away. Don’t get me wrong—it is neither enabling bishops nor molesting priests who are prolonging the scandal—it is a diverse group of people who have an ideological,... [Read more...]
BRIEF FILED IN PLEDGE CASE
The Catholic League, represented by The Thomas More Law Center from Ann Arbor, Michigan, will file an amicus curiae brief in the United States Supreme Court in the Pledge of Allegiance case. The high court is expected to rule on this issue next spring.
The brief will seek to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision Newdow v. United States Congress,... [Read more...]
NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK
The Catholic League has erected a nativity scene in New York’s Central Park. Located on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue, the crèche will be blessed by Monsignor John Woolsey, pastor of St. John the Martyr in Manhattan, at 4:00 pm. It will be up for two weeks.
Catholic League president William Donohue offered the following remarks... [Read more...]
LAURYN HILL FLIPS HER LID
At a Vatican Christmas concert Saturday night, hip-hop artist Lauryn Hill read a lengthy statement blasting the Vatican for the homosexual scandal in the Catholic Church. “God has been a witness to the corruption of his leadership, of the exploitation and abuses…by the clergy,” she said. Hill told the audience to seek blessings “from God,... [Read more...]
GREETING CARDS EVINCE BIAS AGAINST CHRISTIANS
Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to the issue of holiday greeting cards today:
“Comparing Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa e-cards by Hallmark, American Greetings and Yahoo! Greetings, the ones by Hallmark are the most equitable in their treatment of the three holidays. There are some real problems with the other two companies.
“American... [Read more...]
WANTED: ABERCROMBIE & FITCH MODELS WHO WEAR PANTS
Catholic League president William Donohue sounded off today on Abercrombie & Fitch’s (A&F) new Christmas catalog:
“Over the past few years, the Catholic League has blasted A&F for taking gratuitous shots at Catholicism in its catalogs. This year’s catalog is much improved, though it was wholly unnecessary to highlight a foul remark... [Read more...]
“BAD SANTA” BLACKENS DISNEY’S SNOW WHITE IMAGE
“Bad Santa,” a movie distributed by the Disney subsidiary Miramax, opens November 26. Louis Giovino, the league’s director of communications, attended a screening of the movie on November 19 in New York; Miramax acceded to the league’s request for an opportunity to preview it.
The following commentary, written by Catholic League president... [Read more...]
HSBC: BEACON OF CORPORATE BIGOTRY
Just when we thought we had heard the last story about the “holiday wars” of 2002, a bank issued a statement that really caught our eye.
At the end of January, HSBC USA apologized for altering the religious imagery of a fifth-grader’s holiday card submission. Gregory Paladino, a student at Our Mother of Sorrows outside of Rochester, New York,... [Read more...]