CHRISTMAS WARS

Catalyst December Issue 2007, Front Page

It never fails. Every Christmas we fight the same battles. Some are fought in the courts, while others are fought in our communities. The bigots want to eradicate Christmas. Here’s a quick look at what’s happening already. A columnist for the Kansas City Star is angry that Christmas is starting too early for him. Muslim students in a Chicago... [Read more...]

MILLER BOYCOTT ENDS; “GOLDEN COMPASS” OPENS

Catalyst December Issue 2007, Front Page

It took just over five weeks to get what we wanted from the Miller Brewing Company—an unqualified apology addressing all four of our concerns. Satisfied, we called the boycott off and put an end to the anti-Miller PR campaign as well. On September 25, the Catholic League objected to a promotional piece for the September 30 Folsom Street Fair that... [Read more...]

GOD BLESS MIKE SETTO

Catalyst December Issue 2007, From The President's Desk

William A. Donohue In all my years as president of the Catholic League, few victories have been as sweet as the victory over the Miller Brewing Company. Miller proved to be a tough foe, but in the end they didn’t get their way. We did. There are many people who played an important role in this victory, but there is one person whom I would like... [Read more...]

BILL DONOHUE INTERVIEWS DINESH D’SOUZA

Catalyst December Issue 2007, Essay

Dinesh D’Souza, a member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors, is the author of the recently published book, What’s So Great About Christianity. Bill Donohue spoke to him by phone about his new book. Here is an excerpt of their conversation: Bill: You talk about the resurgence  of atheism at the same time that you note the... [Read more...]

PHILIP PULLMAN’S DECEIT IS APPALLING

Catalyst December Issue 2007

On the November 2 “Today” show, English atheist Philip Pullman was questioned by Al Roker about his trilogy, His Dark Materials, and the movie which opens December 7 that is based on the first book, The Golden Compass. Roker mentioned that the Catholic League is charging that Pullman’s work is selling “atheism for kids.”... [Read more...]

TIMELINE OF THE MILLER BOYCOTT

Catalyst December Issue 2007

On October 31, the Catholic League called off its boycott of Miller beer after the company conceded that it violated its own marketing policies by sponsoring the Folsom Street Fair in San Francisco. Here’s what happened in the week leading up to Miller’s satisfactory apology: October 23: ”I would like to apologize to anyone who felt that... [Read more...]

SOCIETY OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL SCIENTISTS HONORS BILL DONOHUE

Catalyst December Issue 2007

On October 26, at a dinner held by the Society of Catholic Social Scientists at St. John’s University School of Law in New York, Bill Donohue received the group’s Pope Pius XI Award for his “contributions toward the building of a true Catholic social science.” The dinner was organized by three distinguished men, all associated... [Read more...]

MARY ANN GLENDON PICKED FOR VATICAN POST

Catalyst December Issue 2007

President George W. Bush has nominated Mary Ann Glendon to be the new ambassador to the Vatican. Glendon is a distinguished Harvard law professor, advisor to the Vatican and member of the Catholic League’s board of advisors. For reasons unexplained, the Associated Press ran a foolish headline on the story that read, “Bush Picks Anti-Abortion... [Read more...]

CHINA, OLYMPICS AND RELIGIOUS LIBERTIES

On November 7, several news outlets reported that the Communist Chinese government would violate the Olympic Charter by banning athletes from bringing Bibles to the 2008 Olympic Games. Bill Donohue sent letters to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Switzerland, asking for an investigation. Donohue told the press: “Principle #5 of the... [Read more...]

HALLOWEEN HIJINKS TARGET CATHOLICS

Catalyst December Issue 2007

Every Halloween, ghouls come out of the woodwork. But these ghouls are not supernatural. Rather, they are those who turn a fun children’s holiday into a chance to bash Catholicism. A number of stores carried two particularly odious getups. “Happy Priest,” made by Spirit Halloween (a division of Spencer Gifts), is a costume of a priest... [Read more...]

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