challenging religious privilege in public life

Vatican and Democracy


The Catholic Church’s Persecution of the Waldenses

In 1211, more than eighty Waldenses were burned for heresy. This was the beginning of centuries of persecution.

The Role of the Catholic Church in Mussolini’s Italy

The Lateran Accords, signed in February 1929, recognised the Vatican City as an independent state, with the Pope as its sovereign.

What was the role of the Catholic Church in Franco’s Spain?

The Church played a significant role in Franco’s Spain, lasting from the end of the Spanish Civil War in 1939 until his death in 1975.

Spanish Catholic Priests Sexually Abused Over 200,000 Children

More than 200,000 children are estimated to have been sexually abused in Spain by priests since 1940, according to an independent commission.

Catholic Croatia’s Atrocities during WWII

Catholic fascists massacred 487,000 Orthodox Serbs and 27,000 Gypsies between 1941 and 1945 in the independent State of Croatia.

Are America’s Catholic Bishops Embracing Christian Nationalism?

The alliance between conservative Catholics is not just a twenty-first century phenomenon; it has been brewing for quite some time.

Nazi Germany had admirers among American religious leaders – and white supremacy fueled their support

In the 1930s, the U.S. was more religious than it is today, with around 95% of Americans claiming membership in a religious denomination.

Some examples of Christian Persecution of Philosophers

As soon as they had the power to do so, Christians destroyed books of philosophy. This is why so little pagan philosophy has survived.

The Inquisition and the Knights Templar

Jacques de Molay and Geoffroi de Charney were roasted alive, slowly, over a smokeless fire. Pope Clement V knew they were innocent.

Christianity and the Nazis

Whenever one questions the role of Christianity during WWII, Christians will quickly respond by providing examples of heroic Catholics or Protestants.