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Vatican and Democracy


US bishops set collision course with Vatican over plan to press Biden not to take Communion

US bishops are expected to approve a motion that would exclude Catholic political figures who support abortion rights from receiving Communion.

Vatican ‘Avoiding Liability’ for Deaths of Canadian Indian Children: Lawyer for Survivors

The remains of 215 indigenous children, some as young as three years old, were discovered buried at a former residential school in Canada.

How the Vatican influences population growth policy

The Vatican successfully blocks consideration of the reality that population growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

Explosive report finds hundreds of child sex abuse cases in German diocese

After five months of investigation, hundreds of alleged child abusers and victims have been identified in an 800-page independent report.

How a group of California nuns challenged the Catholic Church

By the start of 1970, many of the Immaculate Heart sisters had decided to renounce their vows and reorganize as a lay community.

Spain legalises euthanasia and assisted suicide

Spanish MPs have legalised euthanasia and assisted suicide for people with serious and incurable or debilitating diseases.

Solutions to Population Growth Weaken Catholic Church Authority

That the Vatican views the solutions to the population problem as threats to its authority, and thus its political power, is well supported.

The Vatican’s sabotage of efforts to address population growth

The Vatican is successfully blocking consideration of the reality that popu­lation growth is the most serious threat to the security of all nations.

Catholic church cannot bless same-sex unions, Vatican decrees

The Vatican has said the church cannot bless same-sex unions, as God "does not bless sin", dashing the hopes of gay Catholics.

How the Catholic Church Undermined the Population Growth Control Movement

The prolific propaganda machine has been effective in creating illusions which serve to counter the realities we all see with our own eyes.