challenging religious privilege in public life

Betty Clermont


The Vatican City State of Dark Money

There is no complete and accurate account of the Vatican’s investments, commercial real estate, bank accounts, currencies and gold.

Opus Dei’s Influence Is Felt in All of Washington’s Corridors of Power

“Opus Dei is an efficient machine run to achieve worldly power,” wrote investigative reporter Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.

Opus Dei’s Influence on the U.S. Judiciary

When John Roberts was nominated for the Court, Opus Dei’s Austin Ruse said his fellow conservative Catholics could "breathe easy".

We Need to Listen to the Survivors of Clerical Sex Abuse

A Chilean prosecutor found it necessary to raid Church premises after access to pertinent information was denied by the Vatican.

“Victims should know that the Pope is on their side.” A most egregious lie!

On at least five occasions, Pope Francis was personally informed about sexual predators and did nothing to stop them.

Popes Have Long Opposed Human Rights and Supported Tyrants: A (Relatively) Brief History

It is true that popes have obstructed freedom and self-rule while choosing to collaborate with dictators and butchers.

U.S. Bishops Will ‘Stay the Course’ Against Children, Women and LGBTQ Persons

In a December 2016 interview, Pope Francis repeated that government officials have the human right to conscientious objection.

Pope Francis Granting Anti-Semitic Group Same Status as Opus Dei

The Society of St. Pius X has some 600 priests, over 300 religious brothers and sisters, and about 600,000 lay members in 62 countries.

Bishops Still Behaving Badly on Sex Abuse as Pope Francis Sets the Example

The clerical sex abuse scandal has revealed the core of corruption in the institutional Roman Catholic Church.

A Fox News Alumnus and Chaos in the Vatican: A Timely Convergence

Greg Burke was a Fox News correspondent from 2001 until Pope Francis appointed him director of the Vatican Press Office in July 2012.