challenging religious privilege in public life

Book Excerpts

Climate Change: The Changing Landscape

We cohabit with 5-10 million other species. However, our effect on this shared environment is astonishingly disproportionate.

How the Catholic Church Threatens the Future of Life on Earth

The most unethical thing going on now with one of the monotheisms, Catholicism, is opposition to the use of contraception.

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 Martyrdom of Bruno by the Christian Inquisition

The Vatican vehemently opposed any monument honouring Bruno. Pope Leo called the effort a “sacrilegious deed”.

The Case of the Pope: Vatican Accountability for Human Rights Abuse

Excerpt from “The Case of the Pope” by Geoffrey Robertson QC. Is the Pope morally and legally responsible for paedophile priests?

Climate Change: Predicting the Future

Excerpt from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Burton Richter's book, "Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century".

The Science of the Bible: The Flood

Why a flood? Since God created man why not simply strike all the evil people dead? And why destroy every animal?

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.

Meet the federal judge who took on the Catholic Church

One of the early great successes of the U.S. Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities was the passage of the Hyde Amendment in 1976, the…

How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist

Excerpt from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Charles Townes's book, "How the Laser Happened: Adventures of a Scientist".