challenging religious privilege in public life

Free Speech


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.

Techniques used by the Catholic League to suppress criticism of the Catholic Church

The League can be considered an arm of the Roman Catholic Church. It apparently has a single mission: suppression of all mainstream criticism of the…

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.

What the dean of investigative reporters thought about the Catholic Church’s influence on the American press

George Seldes was the leading observer and critic of American journalism in this century. Of his 21 books, seven deal with freedom of the press.

When is religious tolerance inappropriate?

As Christopher Hitchens notes in his 2007 book, "God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything", all religions are basically totalitarian.

The Catholic League and Suppression of the Press Today

According to William Donohue, the Catholic League has won the support of all of the U.S. Cardinals and many of the Bishops as well.

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.