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Church Scandals


Playing Hardball Against Women’s Rights: The Holy See At The UN

Working with Iran, Russia and others, Holy See representatives tried to delete document language asserting that religion, custom and tradition...

In God’s Name: An Investigation Into the Murder of Pope John Paul I

Only thirty-three days after his election, Pope John Paul I, Albino Luciani, died in strange circumstances. Almost immediately rumors...

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 CIA and the Vatican’s Intelligence Apparatus

The decision to upgrade the status of Opus Dei appears to be part of an over-all strategy to counter the influence of Jesuits and other…

Report: Catholic laundries enslaved women and girls in Ireland as recently as 1996

After decades of exploitation and a 10-year struggle for justice, Ireland has admitted its role in the enslavement of thousands of women.

Christopher Hitchens: “The pope’s entire career has the stench of evil about it”

In 2010, as allegations of pedophilic priests continued to swirl, Christopher Hitchens decried individual and institutional corruption within the church’s sacred walls.

Catholic Church Out Of Step With 21st Century: Human Overpopulation, Human Misery

The Church protects and defends insanity, stupidity, illiteracy, maternal deaths, child poverty and an on-going war against women’s rights.

How far is the Vatican willing to go to ensure its survival?

The Vatican has had so much success at shutting down efforts to control population growth that draconian actions have not yet been necessary.

Why the Catholic Church has survived for 2000 years while all other tyrannies have failed

The Catholic hierarchy exer­cises their sovereignty without the direct use of force, armies, police, or weapons. How is this possible?

The Catholic Church and Sex

The Church's preoccupation with sex stems chiefly from three very different concerns of power or control.