VICTORY OVER WAL-MART; ALL DEMANDS MET

Catalyst December Issue 2005, Front Page

On November 9, we started a boycott against Wal-Mart, citing discrimination against Christians. On November 10, the world’s largest retailer refused to give in to our demands. On November 11, Wal-Mart folded, yielding on all counts. Ergo, we called off our boycott. Over the past decade, Wal-Mart has been the object of a great deal of criticism.... [Read more...]

HERE’S TO YOU, MR. ROBINSON

Catalyst December Issue 2005, Front Page

Gene Robinson, the Episcopal Bishop of New Hampshire, and the first openly gay Anglican bishop, attacked the Catholic Church in November while visiting London. “I find it so vile that they [the Catholic Church] think they are going to end the child abuse scandal by throwing out homosexuals from seminaries. It is an act of violence that needs to... [Read more...]

CONFRONTING THE CHRISTMAS CENSORS

Catalyst December Issue 2005, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue John Gibson, who anchors the Fox News Channel’s “The Big Story,” has written a splendid book about the culture wars over Christmas. It is aptly titled, The War on Christmas: How the Liberal Plot to Ban the Sacred Christian Holiday Is Worse Than You Thought. Gibson recounts a series of anti-Christmas cases that have... [Read more...]

RESOLVING THE CULTURE WAR ON RELIGION

Catalyst December Issue 2005, Essay

By David L. Gregory General Counsel, Catholic League Professor of Law, St. John’s University Law School 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... [Read more...]

ADL FEARS CHRISTIAN AMERICA

Catalyst December Issue 2005

After what Abraham Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) did, Bill Donohue called his friend Don Feder, president of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation, to join forces against Foxman’s recklessness. During the first weekend in November, Foxman met with members of his national commission in New York. According to an article in the November... [Read more...]

UNDERSTANDING NARNIA

Catalyst December Issue 2005

Just in time for the release of the film The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the the first book of C.S. Lewis’ The Chronicles of Narnia, comes Ted Baehr’s, Narnia Beckons. This study of Lewis’ work will delight readers with abundant illustrations and in-depth scholarly analyses. Christians of all ages stand to gain from the thoughtful... [Read more...]

NOTICE TO MEMBERS: NO CHANGE IN DUES

Catalyst December Issue 2005

It has been 10 years since the Catholic League raised its dues by $5 for family households (dues for seniors remained unchanged). During this time, the cost of everything associated with the Catholic League has steadily increased—postage, printing, salaries, rent, office supplies, electricity, maintenance, housekeeping, telephones, computers, etc. We... [Read more...]

HOW WE BEAT WAL-MART

Catalyst December Issue 2005

Our troubles with Wal-Mart began when a woman e-mailed the company complaining about its policy of encouraging its employees to say “Happy Holidays” instead of “Merry Christmas.” The response she got, from a Customer Service employee by the name of Kirby, was astounding. Here’s what Kirby said (we are reproducing his statement... [Read more...]

CHRISTMAS CENSORS ALREADY AT WORK

Catalyst December Issue 2005

By November 3, the Catholic League had already seen the first attempts to censor Christmas in 2005. Bill Donohue had to this say: “The regional director of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) in San Diego announced this week his disdain for ‘Christmas programs’ and his support for ‘winter programs.’ Morris S. Casuto explained... [Read more...]

CSI PUSHES ABORTION AGENDA

Catalyst December Issue 2005

The Catholic League was bombarded with complaints on the morning of November 4. Those who contacted the league were upset by “Secrets and Flies,” the November 3 episode of the CBS program CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. “Secrets and Flies” revolves around the murder of Christina, a single mother. After an autopsy reveals that... [Read more...]

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