challenging religious privilege in public life

Stephen D. Mumford


Solutions to Population Growth Weaken Catholic Church Authority

That the Vatican views the solutions to the population problem as threats to its authority, and thus its political power, is well supported.

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.

Why Is Papal Authority Threatened by Population Growth Control?

The proposed solutions to population growth threaten the continued existence of the church as it has evolved over the past 2000 years.

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 Spanish “Civil War” Lesson for Population Growth Control

Halting of population growth control is far more important to the Vatican than Spain ever was and control of the press is critical.

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.

The Bogus “Demographic Transition” Theory

The most important myth used by the Vatican to undermine concern about world population growth is the demographic transition theory.

Politics and Catholic power

The Vatican views the solutions to the population problem as threats to its authority over its communicants, and thus its political power.

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.