challenging religious privilege in public life

Stephen D. Mumford

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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.

Overcoming Overpopulation: The Rise and Fall of American Political Will

The 1960s saw a rapidly increasing American public awareness of the world population problem. The invention of the contraceptive pill...

How Population Growth Control Threatens the Papacy

The Vatican believes that if the solutions to the population problem are applied, the dominance of Vatican power will soon wither.

Postponing Self-Destruction of the Catholic Church

If Americans knew that the Vatican gravely threatens U.S. and global security, it would be much closer to its own self-destruction.

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 Vatican’s leading role in the crushing of Spain’s secular republic

In 1931, Spain became the Republic of Spain, a liberal democracy. The Vatican feared for the Church’s very survival in Spain.

The Vatican: Infringing on U.S. Sovereignty

The Vatican acts in part, often soundlessly and most effectively, through secret organisations such as Opus Dei and the Knights of Malta.

Why papal infallibility is so important to the Catholic Church

The dogma of infallibility is important to the Catholic Church because it shields the entire doctrinal structure of the Church from criticism.

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.

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