2001 – December Releases

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CATHOLICISM TRASHED BY GREETING CARD COMPANY

By | December 21st, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

NobleWorks, a greeting card company from Hoboken, New Jersey, has two categories of greeting cards: “nice” and “Extra” (which they call “naughty”).  There are no cards in the latter category for Ramadan, Hanukkah or Kwanzaa.  But there are more than a dozen tailored to Christian holidays. For example, the “Extra” selection has a Christmas card that [...]

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MAKING CHRISTMAS DISAPPEAR

By | December 20th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Many examples of making Christmas disappear have recently come to the attention of the Catholic League.  Here are some of them: An insert in the New York Times Magazine of November 18 entitled, “The Best of the Season,” had a calendar section that listed events for Hanukkah on December 9 and Kwanzaa events for December 26.  For December [...]

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RABBI HIER TWISTS THE FACTS TO INDICT PIUS XII

By | December 20th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On November 14, Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, issued a news release that was challenged by Catholic League president William Donohue.  On December 7, Donohue asked Rabbi Hier to substantiate the following italicized parts of his comments: “Prime Minister Churchill and Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden adamantly refused, pointing out that the Pope had [...]

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WORLD WRESTLING FEDERATION SPONSORS ATTACK ON CATHOLICISM

By | December 19th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The December 17 episode of the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) show, RAW, featured a big screen presentation of Booker T. and Stone Cold Austin that mocked the Catholic Sacrament of Reconciliation. Booker was shown hiding from Austin in a confessional.  A young buxom woman walks into the confessional and proceeds to confess to the sin of [...]

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ARIZONA GOVERNOR OPPOSES BAN ON SANTA; STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL DEFENDS IT

By | December 19th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Arizona Governor Jane Hull called Catholic League president William Donohue yesterday thanking him for notifying her of the ban on Santa Claus in public areas of the Attorney General’s office.  The ban is the result of a memo written by attorney Gale Garriott, chief counsel of the Agency Counsel Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s office.  [...]

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NEW YORK CITY SCHOOL SYSTEM DISCRIMINATES AGAINST CHRISTIANS

By | December 18th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

The Catholic League is charging 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 [...]

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NATIVITY SCENE GOING UP IN CENTRAL PARK

By | December 18th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

On December 19, the Catholic League will erect its annual nativity scene in Central Park.  It will be situated on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street.  The nativity scene will be blessed by Msgr. John Woolsey, pastor of St. John the Martyr in Manhattan, at 4:30 p.m.  He will be joined by the Catholic League staff. [...]

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OBSCENE ITEM PULLED FROM eBAY AUCTION SITE

By | December 18th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Following a complaint by the Catholic League, eBay, the online auction site, withdrew an Open Wound CD by The Grey Wolves entitled, “Catholic Priests F--- Children.”  There is a sketch of naked boys and girls on the cover and a picture of a Catholic priest. Here is what Catholic League president William Donohue said about the [...]

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ARIZONA ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE BANS SANTA CLAUS

By | December 17th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Gale Garriott, chief counsel of the Agency Counsel Division of the Arizona Attorney General’s office, has issued a memo banning the display of Santa Claus from areas open to the general public.  In his memo of November 28, Garriott banned any items “that have a religious significance attached to them.”  He personally listed Santa Claus as [...]

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WESTCHESTER PRO-ABORTION UNIT PENALIZED FOR VIOLATING FEDERAL ELECTION LAW

By | December 14th, 2001|Categories: Latest News Releases|Tags: |

Rye, New York attorney Aldo Vitagliano has just been notified by the Federal Election Commission that he has prevailed against a pro-abortion group from Westchester, New York.  On March 1, 1999, Vitagliano filed a complaint against PROCHOICE VOTER, the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion PAC, and the Westchester Coalition for Legal Abortion, Inc., for violating federal [...]

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