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RELIGIOUS JOKES DURING RAMADAN

By | September 18th, 2014|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

We know that every time there is a Christian holiday, jokes about Christianity proliferate. Ramadan recently ended, so it was a good time to see how TV hosts treated Islam over the last four weeks, vis-a-vis Catholicism. Not unexpectedly, Ramadan was not an occasion for jokes about Islam. Over the summer, four jokes were told about [...]

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RELIGIOUS JOKES DURING RAMADAN

By | July 28th, 2014|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Bill Donohue comments on recent jokes made on TV about religion: We know that every time there is a Christian holiday, jokes about Christianity proliferate. Ramadan ended yesterday, so it is a good time to see how TV hosts treated Islam over the last four weeks, vis-a-vis Catholicism. Not unexpectedly, Ramadan was not an occasion for [...]

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PAPAL TRANSFER

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2013 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

To see the ad, "LEAD US, HOLY FATHER," that appeared on the op-ed page of the April 15, 2013 edition of the New York Times, click here. Attacks on the pope are a staple of anti-Catholicism. But in 2013, with the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the election of Pope Francis, the pope bashers went into [...]

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MEDIA

By | April 2nd, 2014|Categories: 2013 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

The following entries are examples of media duplicity or deception. February 13 – 15  ABC News ran a story about a Catholic official from Purcell Marian High School who was fired for rejecting Catholic teachings on marriage and the family. In response, a change.org petition campaign was launched attacking the decision. The petition stated, "I would [...]

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The Future Church: Explaining Our Beliefs

By | March 3rd, 2014|Categories: Book Review, Catalyst Online|Tags: |

Rick Hinshaw Michael Coren, The Future of Catholicism, (Toronto, Ontario: McClelland & Stewart, 2013) "The future Church must explain why it thinks what it thinks." In that one sentence Michael Coren encapsulates, in my view, both the essence and the great challenge for the Church and for all Catholics in our mission to teach and evangelize [...]

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TWENTY YEARS AS PRESIDENT

By | July 25th, 2013|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue July 1 marked my 20th anniversary as president and CEO of the Catholic League. The vice president, Bernadette Brady, started 18 years ago on the same day. Father Philip Eichner, the chairman of the board of directors, was chosen to lead the board the year before I was hired. While I may be [...]

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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

By | March 27th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

Anti-Catholicism is as ugly as any other form of bigotry, though many do not agree. That is why some bigots are condemned while others are tolerated, if not commended. Generally speaking, it’s the elites who are the problem, not ordinary Americans. Many have an authority problem, and often their issues revolve around sexuality. In their eyes, [...]

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BUSINESS/WORKPLACE

By | March 27th, 2013|Categories: 2012 Report on Anti-Catholicism, Annual Report on Anti-Catholicism|Tags: |

February 24 New York, NY – Rep. Michael Grimm requested that the Empire State Building shine red in honor of the elevation of New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan to cardinal. Grimm’s request was denied by the owner of the Empire State Building, Anthony Malkin. Similarly, in 2010, the Catholic League petitioned to have the tower of [...]

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