challenging religious privilege in public life

American Democracy and the Vatican


Vatican Influence on Domestic and Foreign Policy-making in the United States

Non-Catholics are the most important to the Church for influencing policy. They allow the hierarchy to keep their hands perfectly clean.

The Vatican Primarily Responsible for Overpopulation Worldwide

In spite of the purely religious image that it endeavors to put for­ward, the Vatican is deeply involved in international politics and finance.

Vatican Power Over Governments

The Vatican is not only a religious institution and a center of political power but also an economic institution with vast financial holdings.

How the Vatican Manipulates the American Democratic Process

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.

4 Principal Sources of Power of the Roman Catholic Church

The Roman Catholic Church's influence exceeds that of most governments of the world. How did the Church arrive at this position?

The Vatican: The World’s Last Great Colonial Power

Catholic countries with right-wing dictatorships are, de facto, colonies of the Vatican, making it the world’s last great colonial power.

The Pope as “Ruler” of America?

The Catholic hierarchy is willing to compromise with government so long as its own special areas of power are respected.

Catholic Education: The Rock on Which the Whole Church Structure Rests

Catholic children are conditioned and indoctrinated systematically in the educational system from the kindergarten through the university or seminary.

Catholicism – both a religion and an ambitious, arrogant political institution

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.