Non-Catholics are the most important to the Church for influencing policy. They allow the hierarchy to keep their hands perfectly clean.
In spite of the purely religious image that it endeavors to put forward, the Vatican is deeply involved in international politics and finance.
The Vatican is not only a religious institution and a center of political power but also an economic institution with vast financial holdings.
The Vatican exercises eight kinds of power—all of which have been used and have proved effective in opposing social issues in the United States.
The Roman Catholic Church's influence exceeds that of most governments of the world. How did the Church arrive at this position?
Catholic countries with right-wing dictatorships are, de facto, colonies of the Vatican, making it the world’s last great colonial power.
The Catholic hierarchy is willing to compromise with government so long as its own special areas of power are respected.
Catholic children are conditioned and indoctrinated systematically in the educational system from the kindergarten through the university or seminary.
If the Roman Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.
Population growth the single greatest threat to world peace – and activities by the Catholic hierarchy the greatest deterrent
The effective opposition to population growth control activities by the Catholic hierarchy has clearly been the single greatest deterrent.