challenging religious privilege in public life

Stephen D. Mumford

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 Catholic Church vs. Freedom of the Press

Frequently the Church succeeds in intimidating the most powerful newspapers and often the facts suppressed have great social significance.

The “Human Life Amendment”, Catholic bishops and the GOP

There is a mountain of evidence that the bishops enjoyed great success in killing American political will through implementation of their Pastoral Plan.

Catholic Church and the Preoccupation with Power

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

How Population Growth Control Threatens the Papacy

The Vatican believes that if the solutions to the population problem are applied, the dominance of Vatican power will soon wither.

Why The Pope Can’t Change The Church’s Position On Birth Control: Implications For Americans

The antiabortion movement in the United States was created in response to the US Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade in 1973, which legalized…

How the Vatican Infringes on US Sovereignty

The Vatican acts in part, often soundlessly and most effectively, through a relatively small number of Americans who give the Church their loyalty.

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 Influence on the U.S. Presidency

Many Americans are victims of the illusion, carefully crafted, that the Catholic bishops have no significant influence on American presidents.

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.