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American Democracy and the Vatican

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Why America needs to confront the Vatican

An American confrontation with the Vatican over its anti-family-planning efforts is prerequisite to removal of this obstruction to the common good.

Catholic Church and the Preoccupation with Power

The Catholic Church's preoccupation with power stems from some of the most sensitive and important social issues of our day.

The Roman Catholic hierarchy: a cabal of power that moves under the guise of benevolence

Through the Vatican’s constant presentation of the Church’s actions as “virtuous”, recognition of the Church as a tyrant has been thwarted.

The Catholic Church and Divisiveness in America

Because the Catholic Church ignores the principle of separation of church and state, it is the most divisive force in America.

How the Vatican’s enormous power undermines family planning worldwide

The Church is completely candid about its opposition to birth control and professes that it will do everything possible to accomplish its purposes.

The Catholic Church and Its Obsession With Sex

The Church, from the beginning, was concerned with "out-reproducing" other groups. Sex, to some extent, became a concern on those grounds.

Techniques used by the Vatican to exercise control

The Vatican exercises eight kinds of power - all of which have been used and have proved effective in opposing social issues in the US.

Vatican Influence on Domestic and Foreign Policy-making in the United States

Non-Catholics are the most important to the Church for influencing policy. They allow the hierarchy to keep their hands perfectly clean.

The Vatican Primarily Responsible for Overpopulation Worldwide

In spite of the purely religious image that it endeavors to put for­ward, the Vatican is deeply involved in international politics and finance.

Vatican Power Over Governments

The Vatican is not only a religious institution and a center of political power but also an economic institution with vast financial holdings.

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