January/February Issue 2008

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HENRY HYDE, R.I.P.

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

Congressman Henry Hyde died on November 29 at the age of 83. Asked to comment on his death, Bill Donohue said, “The pro-life community has lost a giant of a man with a giant of a heart—Rep. Henry Hyde. His courageous defense of the least among us inspired millions of Americans to stand up for the [...]

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“GOLDEN COMPASS” FLOPS; BOYCOTT WORKS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Front Page|Tags: |

The goal of the Catholic League was to stop “The Golden Compass” from meeting box office expectations, thus making it unlikely that there would be a movie based on the second and third volumes of Philip Pullman’s trilogy, His Dark Materials. Looks like we won on both counts. Even our adversaries begrudgingly concede we were victorious. The [...]

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SCIENCE UNDERMINES ABORTION ACTIVISTS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, From The President's Desk|Tags: |

William A. Donohue Abortion activists never tire of bragging how much they want to empower women, allowing them to make informed choices regarding abortion. The truth is just the opposite: champions of abortion are threatened by knowledge, especially scientific knowledge. Their goal, to put it bluntly, is to deny women information that might entice them to [...]

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CHRISTMAS CENSORS WERE BUSY AGAIN

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Here are some examples of attempts to censor Christmas in 2007: · For 75 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce sponsored the ‘Hollywood Christmas Parade.’ When it refused to sponsor the parade this year, the L.A. City Council took over, renaming it the ‘Hollywood Santa Parade.’ · The Department of Housing and Urban Development has censored [...]

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MANGER SCENES VANDALIZED

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

The following are locations where crèches and Christmas displays were attacked during the Christmas season: · Foreman, Arkansas · Rogers, Arkansas · Antioch, California · Glastonbury, Connecticut · Arredondo Farms, Florida (three instances) · Bal Harbour, Florida · Fort Walton Beach, Florida · Panama City, Florida (more than a dozen instances) · Tampa, Florida · Bainbridge, Georgia · Schaumberg, Illinois (two instances) · Mandeville, Louisiana · Minneapolis, Minnesota · Kearney, [...]

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WINTER CONCERT INANITY

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

A father with two sons in a public elementary school in the Maryland suburbs of Washington D.C. contacted the Catholic League after attending the school’s “Winter Concert.” While the man was troubled by the lack of any religious songs at a concert so close to Christmas, one act in particular really concerned him. A class of [...]

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RELIGIOUS DISCRIMINATION IN NYC SCHOOLS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On October 24 Catholic League president Bill Donohue wrote to New York City Schools Chancellor Joel Klein in regards to the display of crèches in the schools. Donohue wrote, “There is no constitutional prohibition or court ruling that disallows the display of nativity scenes in the New York City public schools.” Donohue received a response from [...]

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CATHOLICISM TARRED BY CHRISTIAN FILM

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On December 7, Gener8Xion Entertainment, a prominent Protestant film company, released “Noëlle.” The film, which is a story about two dissatisfied priests questioning their vocations, was promoted as “a parable of forgiveness and grace.” In the synopsis provided by Gener8Xion, it accurately describes Jonathan Keene as “a young Catholic priest seemingly devoid of genuine human emotion”; [...]

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SPRINGER’S “OPERA” COMES TO CARNEGIE HALL

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

On January 29 and 30, New York City’s Carnegie Hall will be home to “Jerry Springer: The Opera in Concert.” The production is ostensibly a spoof on the television chat show of which Mr. Springer is host. On his show, Springer trots out America’s unfortunates and questions them about their family problems, sexual deviancies and emotional plagues. [...]

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD’S IDEA OF CHRISTMAS

By | January 24th, 2008|Categories: Catalyst, Features|Tags: |

Every Christmas season, Planned Parenthood e-mails its supporters a Christmas card titled, “Choice on Earth.” This year the e-mail had an accompanying video featuring, “Moments that inspired us in 2007.” One of the highlights of the year was the opening of a new clinic in Aurora, Illinois. Catholic League president Bill Donohue ripped into Planned Parenthood [...]

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