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January Byron, CA - The Byron Union School District instituted a three-week intensive course on Islam, which drew criticism from many parts of the country. According to one report, students had to “learn the tenets of Islam…wear a robe, adopt a Muslim name and stage their own jihad.” They also had to “memorize many verses in the... [Read more...]


Government

January 9 Omaha, NE - On the opening day of the Nebraska legislative session, state senator Ernie Chambers distributed a packet of unusual Rosary beads to his colleagues. All of them had the crucifix chopped off. Chambers justified his decision to disfigure the Catholic devotional object by arguing that people of many religious beliefs find peace in... [Read more...]


LONG ISLAND PASTORS NOTIFIED OF NEWSDAY’S DEFENSE OF BRESLIN’S BIGOTRY AND DISTORTIONS
December 26th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

In addition to sending this news release to those on the Catholic League’s media list, this one is being faxed to all 134 Catholic parishes in Nassau and Suffolk counties on Long Island.  Catholic League president William Donohue explained why he is taking this unusual step: “Jimmy Breslin is out of control and Newsday is irresponsible for not... [Read more...]


CONSPIRATORIAL MADNESS

William A. Donohue We live in stressful times but that doesn’t give anyone the right to espouse madness. Yet crazy ideas abound these days and they typically emanate from the keyboards of intellectuals. Just consider the conspiratorial madness of Andrew Greeley, Bill Moyers and Daniel Goldhagen. They are, respectively, Catholic, Protestant, and Jewish.... [Read more...]


Kevin Seamus Hasson: The Right to Be Wrong: Ending the Culture War Over Religion in America

by David L. Gregory (Catalyst 12/2005) 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 interesting way to end hostilities. The author of the book, Kevin (Seamus)... [Read more...]


CATHOLIC LEAGUE’S NATIVITY SCENE ERECTED IN CENTRAL PARK
December 16th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

The Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights erected a nativity scene today in New York’s Central Park.  Every year the Catholic League obtains a permit from the Parks Department of the City of New York allowing us to put up a manger scene on the corner of 59th Street and 5th Avenue.  It will be blessed today at 4:00 p.m. by Msgr. John Woolsey,... [Read more...]


NEW YORK CITY SUED FOR RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION
December 10th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

A lawsuit has been filed by the Thomas More Law Center against the City of New York, Schools Chancellor Joel Klein and another school official challenging the Department of Education’s policy regarding “Holiday Displays”: the policy allows the display of the Jewish Menorah and the Islamic Star and Crescent while banning the Christian religious... [Read more...]


NEW DEVELOPMENTS IN “HOLIDAY WARS”
December 5th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

Yesterday, the Catholic League issued a news release on the “holiday wars” over the display of crèches and menorahs on public property.  The release stated, among other things, that a menorah had been banned from display in public land in Watchung, New Jersey; it also said that in Airmont, New York, a crèche had been banned. But now a Jewish... [Read more...]


SUPREME COURT PERMITS HOLIDAY DISPLAYS ON PUBLIC PROPERTY
December 2nd, 2002 | Latest News Releases

On November 29, U.S. Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens ruled that the city of Cincinnati cannot bar the display of a menorah on a downtown plaza during the holidays.  The municipal ordinance that was overturned said that only the city can use Fountain Square during the last two weeks of November through the first week of January.  Stevens, who... [Read more...]


The Pope Pius XII Controversy

A Review-Article By Kenneth D. Whitehead (The Political Science Reviewer, Volume XXXI, 2002) I. One of the most remarkable of phenomena in recent years has been the revival of the controversy over the role of Pope Pius XII during the Second World War, and, specifically, over that pontiff’s stance with regard to Hitler’s effort to exterminate... [Read more...]