The Catholic Church has been the principal religious opponent to advances in birth control and abortion rights and access.
No longer holding public office, William Barr's power derive from being the endowed chair of Catholic Information Center.
Leonard Leo has put five justices on the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Sam Alito, and John Roberts.
Founded in 1928 in conservative Catholic Spain, Opus Dei wouldn’t become the agent of global fascism until later in the 20th century.
The Federalist Society is a gatekeeper, monitoring Republican-appointed judges for allegiance to right-wing donor interests.
Leonard Leo, a conservative Catholic, is the maestro of a network to sway lawmakers by generating public support for conservative judges.
“Opus Dei is an efficient machine run to achieve worldly power,” wrote investigative reporter Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.
Carrie Severino leads the Judicial Crisis Network, a nonprofit that has spent millions of dollars promoting conservative judges.
When John Roberts was nominated for the Court, Opus Dei’s Austin Ruse said his fellow conservative Catholics could "breathe easy".
El Salvador - one of five countries where abortion is illegal in all circumstances - has imprisoned dozens of young women for murder.