challenging religious privilege in public life

Vatican and Democracy


God and the Fascists: The Vatican Alliance with Mussolini, Franco, Hitler, and Pavelić

An unholy Catholic alliance with the supposedly lesser–Fascist–evil led to the greatest catastrophe in human history.

Opus Dei: Neofascism Within the Catholic Church

What we are seeing today in the fight over birth control is a revival of a very old, and very dangerous kind of Catholicism.

Catholicism – both a religion and an ambitious, arrogant political institution

If the Roman Catholic Church is not the only important opposition to population growth control, it is, at least, the most significant opposition.

Catholic Church Thinks It Shouldn’t Have To Pay Fines For Abuse Because Of Religious Freedom

The accusations against the Milwaukee Archdiocese involve 45 priests who are accused of molesting almost 200 deaf boys.

Opus Dei Influence Rises to the Top in the Vatican

Opus Dei, an official institution of the Catholic Church, at the top is a secret society of international bankers, financiers, businessmen...

U.S. Bishops Take Aim at Sterilization

The Vatican has an absolute prohibition on sterilization. The U.S. Catholic bishops consider sterilization "intrinsically immoral".

Overpopulation: a Threat Caused by Religion

The Pastoral Plan laid out a detailed blueprint for infiltrating the American democratic process at the national, state, and local levels.

Cardinal Burke: Gay couples shouldn’t be invited to family gatherings if children are present

Cardinal Burke says parents should not allow their children to have contact with gay people who engage in ‘wrong, evil’ relationships.

800 babies buried in septic tank at Irish home for unmarried mothers

Death records suggest 796 children, from newborns to eight-year-olds, were deposited in a grave near a Catholic-run home for unmarried mothers.

Playing Hardball Against Women’s Rights: The Holy See At The UN

Working with Iran, Russia and others, Holy See representatives tried to delete document language asserting that religion, custom and tradition...