challenging religious privilege in public life

Stephen D. Mumford


The Catholic Church: The Most Effective Religious Force in American Politics

Few Americans, even few Catholics, have any idea of the extent to which the Church has gone to impose its religious dogma on all Americans.

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.

Stephen Mumford on the American Catholic Church

Religious fanaticism drives the entire anti-abortion movement. The energy and organization and direction of this movement is derived from religious fanaticism.

Stephen Mumford on Global 2000

The Global 2000 Report is the single greatest threat to the conserva­tive leadership of the Roman Catholic Church in this century and possibly...