January/February Issue 2007

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CHRISTMAS WARS PERSIST; HIGH COURT MUST RULE

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

As this issue of Catalyst details, the annual Christmas war with secularists continued in 2006. The good news is that our side fought back with greater determination this past Christmas season than ever before. Our ad in the New York Times (see the November Catalyst), got us off to a quick start. The Christmas war impacts everyone. Battles were waged in [...]

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REWARDING BIGOTRY

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Front Page|Tags: |

The Thomas More Law Center, representing the Catholic League, is appealing a decision by a federal judge who declared that an anti-Catholic resolution passed last year by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors was constitutional. The resolution, which was adopted last March, was one of the most vitriolic condemnations of the Catholic Church ever made by [...]

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WE DON’T HAVE TO LIE

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Those of us who are pro-life have two major advantages over our adversaries: a) the scientific evidence is on our side—life begins at conception, and b) we don't have to lie. It is this second advantage, the moral advantage, that is the subject of this article. The other side has a difficult time [...]

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THE SECULAR CRUSADE AGAINST RELIGION

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Essay|Tags: |

Dinesh D'Souza This article is adapted from Dinesh D'Souza's new book The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11, just published by Doubleday.  Is Osama Bin Laden right when he alleges that America is a pagan society, the "leading power of the unbelievers"? Bin Laden and the Islamic radicals point to America's policy [...]

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ANTI-CHRISTMAS FEVER ABOUNDS

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Like most Jews, Olympic skater Sasha Cohen is not offended by Christmas carols. But that didn't stop a government employee from trying to protect her. While Cohen was skating at a rink in Riverside, California, a high school choir started singing "God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman," immediately sending Michelle Baldwin into orbit. She summoned a cop [...]

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SEATTLE AIRPORT CHRISTMAS DEBACLE

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A rabbi from Seattle threatened to sue the Port of Seattle if an eight-foot menorah wasn't erected at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (Sea-Tac) to "balance" Christmas trees there. Airport officials responded by removing the trees. Don Feder of Jews Against Anti-Christian Defamation and Bill Donohue issued a statement to the press. They said, "Courts have held the [...]

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HANDS OFF SANTA!

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

At Brandeis Elementary School in Louisville, Kentucky, a teacher asked her students to make a Christmas tree out of paper; it was put on her bulletin board. But when a Jewish teacher said she was offended, she complained to the principal, Shervita West-Jordan, and got her wish. According to a news report, "She, and the teacher [...]

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CRECHES ON PUBLIC PROPERTY ARE LEGAL

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

Note: At press time, the Supreme Court of the United States had yet to decide on whether it would hear the case on allowing a crèche in New York City public schools. On December 18, the Catholic League erected a nativity scene in New York's Central Park; it was located on the corner of 59th Street [...]

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BABY JESUS EVICTED FROM MICHIGAN TOWN

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

In December 2005, the ACLU threatened a lawsuit against Berkley, Michigan unless a crèche outside the city hall was removed. This past November, the Berkley City Council voted 6-1 to remove it, angering many of the residents who packed the building. There is a lot of blame to go around. First, there is the ACLU, an [...]

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SUPPORT FOR BISHOPS

By | January 26th, 2007|Categories: Catalyst Online, Features|Tags: |

A recent poll of American Catholics shows a 71 percent approval rating for U.S. bishops. In the fall of 2001, before news of the scandal hit, their rating was 83 percent. Post-scandal it hit a low of 59 percent in 2003 and 58 percent in 2004. The pope received an approval rating of 83 percent.

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