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ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE BANS SANTA CLAUS
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

The Catholic League triggered a media frenzy in Arizona that embarrassed its Attorney General for supporting a ban on Santa Claus in public areas of her office. It began when Gale Garriott, chief counsel of the Agency Counsel Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s office, issued a memo banning the display of Santa Claus from areas open to the... [Read more...]


NYC PRINCIPAL FORCED TO REVERSE DISCRIMINATORY MEMO
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

A New York City principal, Dr. Fran Levy, came under fire from the Catholic League when she discriminated against Christians. By putting the media spotlight on Levy, principal of PS 22 (The Thomas Jefferson Magnet School of Humanities in Flushing), we were able to force her to reverse her decision that allowed teachers to bring Jewish and Muslim religious... [Read more...]


NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM DISCRIMINATES AGAINST CHRISTIANS
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

In December, the Catholic League charged the New York City school system with discrimination against Christians. It plans to sue New York once a family with children in the New York City public schools agrees to be party to the suit; this is a requirement for the league to achieve standing. Working cooperatively with the Catholic League in this effort... [Read more...]


CATHOLICISM TRASHED BY GREETING CARD COMPANY
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

Every December we uncover greeting cards that obscenely portray Christmas. In this regard, NobleWorks, a greeting card company from Hoboken, New Jersey, is arguably the worst offender. NobleWorks has two categories of greeting cards: “nice” and “Extra” (which they call “naughty”). There are no cards in the latter... [Read more...]


UNIV. OF NORTHERN IOWA HOSTS “CORPUS CHRISTI”
January 23rd, 2002 | Catalyst Online, Features

The University of Northern Iowa hosted the Terrence McNally play, “Corpus Christi,” December 12-14. The play depicts Christ having sex with the 12 apostles. Catholic League president William Donohue jumped on this issue and made headlines in Cedar Rapids as a result. The public was largely on our side. Here is the text of Donohue’s remarks: “The... [Read more...]


Fr. Pierre Blet, S.J.: Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Archives of the Vatican

by Sr. Margherita Marchione, M.P.F. (Catalyst 1/2002) An extraordinary new book, a scholarly compedium of vital historical documents, Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Archives of the Vatican (Paulist Press, 1999) by Father Pierre Blet, S.J., greatly expands our knowledge of what Pope Pius XII did to help victims of Nazi oppression... [Read more...]


Fr. Pierre Blet, S.J.: Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Archives of the Vatican

by Sr. Margherita Marchione, M.P.F. (Catalyst 1/2002) An extraordinary new book, a scholarly compedium of vital historical documents, Pius XII and the Second World War: According to the Archives of the Vatican (Paulist Press, 1999) by Father Pierre Blet, S.J., greatly expands our knowledge of what Pope Pius XII did to help victims of Nazi oppression... [Read more...]


NEBRASKA STATE SENATOR MUTILATES ROSARY BEADS AND DISTRIBUTES THEM TO COLLEAGUES
January 10th, 2002 | Latest News Releases

Catholic League president William Donohue addressed this issue today: “Two months ago we called for the Nebraska legislature to censure state senator Ernie Chambers for the anti-Catholic remarks he made when a voucher bill was being debated. Now he’s moved from anti-Catholic rhetoric to anti-Catholic behavior. Yet he remains undisciplined. Chambers’... [Read more...]


Executive Summary

Literally thousands of cases of anti-Catholicism come to the attention of the Catholic League every year. Our first job is to determine whether the alleged offense merits our scrutiny. If it does, then we must verify the authenticity of the offense to the best of our ability. If everything checks out, a strategy is outlined. This section of our annual... [Read more...]


Business / Workplace

January 13 San Diego, CA - The “Usual,” a nightclub in downtown San Diego held a “Catholic School Girl Contest.” Posters on windows of shops in downtown San Diego advertising the event offered a $200 grand prize for the “hottest Catholic school girl.” April New Albany, OH - The Spring Break 2001 catalogue of Abercrombie... [Read more...]