challenging religious privilege in public life

Vatican and Democracy

US Conference of Catholic Bishops vs Women

According to Amnesty International, the US Conference of Catholic Bishops intend to ban all abortion and birth control.

The Horrors of the Church and Its Holy Inquisition

Dressed as black-robed fiends with black cowls over their heads, Inquisitors could extract confessions from just about anyone.

How the church made Ireland a society rife with hypocrisy and sexual guilt

The three monotheistic global religions all use sex as an adjunct to religious power. Take the fetid Irish Catholic impulse to control female sexuality.

Opus Dei Influence Rises to the Top in the Vatican

Opus Dei, an official institution of the Catholic Church, at the top is a secret society of international bankers, financiers, businessmen...

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.

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.

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...

A Short Travel into Christianity’s Bloody Past

The lack of a belief in god doesn’t ask one to wish for bloodshed; that’s a business better suited for religious doctrine.

The Inquisition – one of the most appalling gifts to human tyranny

Along with its judges, the Inquisition had its armed retainers, extortionists, spies, and of course, torturers and executioners.

Planetary Salvation Remains Dangerously Blocked By Religious Intransigence

Other religions are guilty as well but the most voracious and immoral attacks come from efforts led by the Vatican all over the world.