The Catholic League’s 2008 Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism is now available. It covers anti-Catholic incidents in the following areas: activist organizations; the arts; business and workplace; education; government; media; and miscellaneous. In addition to the findings, William Donohue provides an executive summary, which places the incidents in perspective. This volume also includes special sections detailing the Eucharistic desecration [...]
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The Mexican edition of the Christmas Playboy issue showed a nearly nude woman on the cover resembling the Virgin Mary. After a protest led by the Catholic League, the publisher of Playboy Mexico apologized. When asked for a comment by the media entertainment outlet, TMZ, Bill Donohue said: “Playboy’s juxtaposition of the sacred with the profane is a game that many [...]
The following is a sample of how diversity was celebrated in December: · Elementary school students in Plainfield, Illinois decorated a “Holiday” tree that represented 18 countries · A “Holiday Revelry” was performed at the Framingham Civic League in Massachusetts; it was a “multicultural” event that included “PAC Sword Dancers” and “traditional” Christmas songs such as [...]
The Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas-based group, asked Washington Governor Chris Gregoire for permission to display an anti-Christmas sign next to the nativity scene in the Capitol building. The sign, “Santa Claus Will Take You to Hell,” would also appear next to an atheist sign sponsored by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. The governor was responsible [...]
Take note all ye cultural fascists out to annihilate Christmas: The Catholic League placed a nativity scene on public property in New York City, right in Central Park. We put it on the corner of 59th and 5th so that people taking the 5th Avenue bus downtown couldn’t avoid seeing it. Every year we get a [...]
Every year we are flooded with reports from across the nation about nativity scenes being vandalized. This year was no different. Here is a list of some of the incidents that came to our attention: · In Sandusky, Ohio a 50-year old figure of the Baby Jesus was stolen from a downtown park; it was found [...]
Executive Summary The most important Catholic event in the U.S. in 2008 was the papal visit that took place in April. Pope Benedict XVI not only brought joy and hope to the faithful, he swayed most of his skeptics. It was, by all accounts, a tremendous success, both in terms of publicity and evangelization. The goodwill [...]
January 17 Madison, WI – A U.S. district judge ruled that the University of Wisconsin-Madison must stop denying funding to student organizations that engage in prayer, worship, or proselytizing. The school refused to fund the Roman Catholic Foundation because the university believed it would violate the separation of church and state. The judge ruled that denying [...]