challenging religious privilege in public life



National Security Study Memorandum 200: World Population Growth And U.S. Security

President Nixon understood the grave dangers of high rates of population growth – more than any other president.

Ignoring Climate Change, Immigration, and Their Root Cause, Population Growth

NY City Mayor Bloomberg has acknowledged that global warming could be a factor in what has just happened to the city.

Please Understand The Anti Abortion Faithful Are Not Lonely Outliers!!

Once again, as in the case I am about to mention, we get outstanding writing about those who oppose reproductive rights for women.

Conjecture About The Catholic Bishops Role In The Republican Party’s Defeat

In the aftermath of an election which apparently astonished Rove and the Koch boys since it took Romney hours to acknowledge his defeat after the…

Obama wins but battle rages on courtesy of the Roman Catholic Church

Too many of us, naively assume, that what some might regard as priestly peccadilloes, would lessen the power of the Roman Catholic Church.

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.

Holy Horrors: Witch-Hunts

During the 1400s, the Inquisition shifted its focus toward witchcraft, and the next 300 years witnessed a bizarre orgy of religious delusion.

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.