challenging religious privilege in public life

American Democracy and the Vatican

The Catholic Church's preoccupation with power stems from some of the most sensitive and important social issues of our day.

Through the Vatican’s constant presentation of the Church’s actions as “virtuous”, recognition of the Church as a tyrant has been thwarted.

Because the Catholic Church ignores the principle of separation of church and state, it is the most divisive force in America.

The Vatican is successfully blocking consideration of the reality that popu­lation growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

How is the US preparing militarily for the threat of overpopulation and what are the Vatican’s activities to thwart those preparations?

The Church is completely candid about its opposition to birth control and professes that it will do everything possible to accomplish its purposes.

The Vatican is successfully blocking consideration of the reality that population growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

If the Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.

The Church, from the beginning, was concerned with "out-reproducing" other groups. Sex, to some extent, became a concern on those grounds.

The Vatican exercises eight kinds of power - all of which have been used and have proved effective in opposing social issues in the US.