challenging religious privilege in public life

Cardinal Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the 3rd-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences.

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

The worst incident at demonizing in history? There are so many, but arguably the most vile was the “Blood Libel” of the Jews.

The nuns were a kind of religious SS but it was the leaders of this theocracy who delegated the dirty work to the Catholic Church.

In 1208, Pope Innocent III declared a major crusade to destroy the Albigenses. Some 20,000 knights and peasants answered the call.

More than 4,000 children, mostly boys, were allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says.

Hitler was a Roman Catholic, baptized into that religio-political institution as an infant in Austria. Its worst doctrines never left him.

Up until 1998, the law in El Salvador permitted abortions in cases of rape, incest or in which the health of the woman was threatened.

During the 1400s, the Inquisition shifted its focus toward witchcraft, and the next 300 years witnessed a bizarre orgy of religious delusion.

The priest, Diego de Landa, wiped out all knowledge of the written language, and nearly destroyed the spoken language too.