challenging religious privilege in public life

Church Scandals

Catholic Bishops Committed to Obstructing Zika Funding

Zika does not justify contraception says the US National Catholic Bioethics Center. Three powerful cardinals are among the board of directors.

Hitler the Catholic

Hitler regarded himself as a Catholic until he died. "I am now as before a Catholic and will always remain so," he told one of…

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

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

The Catholic Church and Sex

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

Hitler Was NOT An Atheist

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

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…

The Lawsuit Against the Vatican for Looting Nazi Gold

The genocide of WWII directed at Jews, Serbs, Roma, Soviets, and others by the Nazis and their allies generated vast amounts of loot and plunder.

The Dark Side of Christian History: The Inquisition and Slavery

The Inquisition took countless human lives in Europe and around the world as it followed in the wake of missionaries.

Cardinal Burke: Gay couples shouldn’t be invited to family gatherings if children are present

Cardinal Burke says parents should not allow their children to have contact with gay people who engage in ‘wrong, evil’ relationships.

Christianity and its persecution of Apostates, Humanists, Pantheists, Deists, Atheists and others

Until the Renaissance the Church was able, more or less, to enforce its monopoly of belief. But during the Renaissance, humanism flourished.