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Catholic priest says Democrats are going to hell – and Texas bishop endorses him

A Texas bishop has backed a Wisconsin priest's claims that Democrats are going to hell due to the party's "godless platform".

Bill Maher: “Why, in heaven’s name, don’t we tax religion?”

Bill Maher is angry as hell about the way religious institutions are, or more accurately aren't, taxed in the United States.

Catholic Church Shields $2 Billion in Assets to Limit Abuse Payouts

The US Catholic Church has shielded more than $2 billion from abuse victims by aggressively moving and reclassifying assets before declaring bankruptcy.

The Vatican City State of Dark Money

There is no complete and accurate account of the Vatican’s investments, commercial real estate, bank accounts, currencies and gold.

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.

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".

The Catholic Church is headed for another sex abuse scandal as #NunsToo speak up

It is clear the sexual abuse of women, children and vulnerable adults has been normalised in Catholic clerical culture.

When it comes to contraception and abortion, the Catholic Church remains in the Middle Ages

Ignoring scientific discoveries, as it did in the Galileo trial, Church doctrine reaches erroneous moral conclusions.

Catholic Church withheld names of more than 500 Illinois priests accused of abuse

The Catholic Church in Illinois withheld the names of at least 500 priests accused of sexual abuse of minors, the state’s attorney general says.

These priests abused in Native villages for years. They retired on Gonzaga’s campus

When abuse was discovered, the priests would be reassigned, sometimes to another Native community.

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