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Book Excerpts

Child Abuse Scandal: How the Irish Government protected the Catholic Church

It is clear from the details contained within this document that we are confronted with a widespread evil that went on year after year, decade…

The Vatican Propaganda Machine: The Spanish “Civil War” Lesson

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy that ended State monetary support for the church.

Holy Horrors: The Inquisition

The victim was required not only to confess that he was a heretic, but also to accuse his children, wife, friends, and others as fellow…

The Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration

Excerpt from Nobel Prize winners David Hubel and Torsten Wiesel's book, "Brain and Visual Perception: The Story of a 25-Year Collaboration".

How the Vatican Influences U.S. Policy

How does the Vatican influence US policy? In hundreds of ways. Most important in creating many of these opportunities is the Church’s almost unimaginable wealth.

How the Catholic Church Doomed a U.S. Population Policy

Every year since 1975 has witnessed a diminishing commitment of the United States to both domestic and world population growth control.

Holy Horrors: The Crusades

Pope Urban II launched the First Crusade in 1095 to wrest the Holy Land from infidels. "Deus Vult" (God wills it) became the rallying cry.

Vatican Rejection of Freedom of the Press

The pressure of the Catholic Church on American journalism is one of the most important forces in American life.

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.

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