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The Political Religions That Brought Down Roe

The Catholic Church has been the principal religious opponent to advances in birth control and abortion rights and access.

Republicans Target Our Children to Maintain Power into the Future

No longer holding public office, William Barr's power derive from being the endowed chair of Catholic Information Center.

Leonard Leo, Opus Dei and the Radical Catholic Takeover of the Supreme Court

Leonard Leo has put five justices on the Supreme Court: Amy Coney Barrett, Brett Kavanaugh, Neil Gorsuch, Sam Alito, and John Roberts.

The Court of God: How a Catholic Secret Society Took Over SCOTUS

Founded in 1928 in conservative Catholic Spain, Opus Dei wouldn’t become the agent of global fascism until later in the 20th century.

Catholic Dark Money: The Federalist Society

The Federalist Society is a gatekeeper, monitoring Republican-appointed judges for allegiance to right-wing donor interests.

An Opus Dei Supreme Court

Leonard Leo, a conservative Catholic, is the maestro of a network to sway lawmakers by generating public support for conservative judges.

Opus Dei’s Influence Is Felt in All of Washington’s Corridors of Power

“Opus Dei is an efficient machine run to achieve worldly power,” wrote investigative reporter Penny Lernoux in her book, People of God.

The Secret Money Behind the Push to Ban Abortion

Carrie Severino leads the Judicial Crisis Network, a nonprofit that has spent millions of dollars promoting conservative judges.

Opus Dei’s Influence on the U.S. Judiciary

When John Roberts was nominated for the Court, Opus Dei’s Austin Ruse said his fellow conservative Catholics could "breathe easy".

Teen Rape Victim Jailed for 30 Years for Stillbirth in Catholic Controlled El Salvador

El Salvador - one of five countries where abortion is illegal in all circumstances - has imprisoned dozens of young women for murder.

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