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Glorious Appearing by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins was published. It is the twelfth and final installment of the “Left Behind” series of evangelical Christian thrillers begun in 1995. The United States Bishops’ Department... [Read more...]
New York, NY—Red paint was smeared on two stone pillars near the sanctuary in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
Canton, MA—A statue of the Infant Jesus was stolen from a nativity scene outside of St. John the Evangelist Church.
Burlington, CO—St. Catherine of Siena Church was set afire by arson, Stations of the Cross... [Read more...]
ATHEISTS DESERVE THEIR OWN HOLIDAY—NOTHINGDAY
Catholic League president William Donohue released the following comments on the Christmas wars today:
“Robert Tiernan, a spokesman for the Freedom from Religion Foundation, is demanding that atheists be represented in next year’s Parade of Lights in Denver. He wants a ‘winter solstice’ float instead of a Christian one. He deserves better.
“Atheists... [Read more...]
SCHOOLS SHOW TOLERANCE FOR RAMADAN
The way the public schools celebrate Christmas has become increasingly controversial given their preference for censorship. As a backdrop, consider how some public schools just got finished celebrating Ramadan, the Muslim holy season that began October 15 and ended November 13.
During Ramadan, Muslim students at Ygnacio Valley High School in Concord,... [Read more...]
NOT ALL HOLIDAY CARDS ARE CREATED EQUAL
The following is a comparative analysis of current holiday greeting cards:
Of the 104 Christmas cards, nine are religious; one mentions Jesus and none features a nativity scene. In its “Humor” category, three have mild scatological references and one has sexual overtones. Of the 5 Hanukkah cards, four feature menorahs; even the one... [Read more...]
NATIVITY SCENES VANDALIZED NATIONWIDE
Below is a list of vandalized nativity scenes this Christmas season:
Vandals damaged a life-size nativity scene in Merced, California.
Baby Jesus was stolen from a McKinney, Texas family’s yard.
Over a dozen statues were stolen from a nativity scene in Pasco County, Florida, and three of the inflatable snowmen were slashed.
A nativity scene... [Read more...]
JOINT STATEMENT ON CHRISMUKKAH: CATHOLIC LEAGUE AND NEW YORK BOARD OF RABBIS
Dr. William Donohue, President and CEO of the Catholic League, and Rabbi Joseph Potasnik, Executive Vice President of the New York Board of Rabbis, issued the following statement today on Chrismukkah:
“We are deeply concerned about the spiritual misrepresentation of a newly created ‘holiday’ called Chrismukkah. While we as Jews and Christians... [Read more...]
CHRISMUKKAH IS A MULTICULTURAL MESS
Hanukkah begins on December 7 at sundown and ends at nightfall on December 15. Chrismukkah begins at the same time as Hanukkah, but does not end until December 25, Christmas day. Chrismukkah is a new hybrid holiday that seeks to conflate Hanukkah and Christmas. It is a reflection of the high degree of intermarriage, especially in recent times,... [Read more...]
NBC’s DENVER AFFILIATE SPONSORS BIGOTRY
Denver’s annual Parade of Lights will take place on December 3rd and 4th. This year parade organizers have decided to ban the words “Merry Christmas” from all floats; Christmas songs have also been banned. The chief sponsor of the parade is KUSA-TV, the local NBC affiliate.
Catholic League president William Donohue spoke to this issue... [Read more...]
The December Celebration
A response to the ADL’s December Dilemma
Guidelines for the recognition of Christmas for Public Schools
Posted on the website of the Anti-Defamation League are guidelines called “December’s Dilemma.“ Essentially, the ADL proposes to public school administrators, teachers and parents guidelines that in essence banish virtually... [Read more...]