Letter from our Chairman

Since I began my study of the Roman Catholic Church, as it relates to population growth stabilization, some 40 years ago, I have been amazed at the intensity of Vatican activity in the United States. On numerous occasions, I have observed some activity (usually but not always a political activity) that did not seem reasonable. I would be offered explanations which, upon reflection, would not hold water. When I’ve explored these things, I would often find the Church deeply involved, seeking some gain or other.

In the U.S., the Catholic Church is a $200 billion operation, composed of millions of highly organized workers with an intense sense of mission, a long history of political manipulation, and a superb track record of getting their way. Before I began my study, I had a very different idea of what church and religion meant, having been raised as a Methodist. I was completely unprepared for what I found.

Many of the tears in America’s social fabric are the result of Vatican attempts to advance its power, control, influence, wealth or security—at the expense of Americans and American institutions. Rarely was there evidence of Vatican involvement in these activities on the surface, but upon probing, the role of the Vatican became evident. Usually it also became evident that considerable effort had been made to mask the fact that the Vatican was a significant actor.

This Church and State website is an initiative of Network for Church Monitoring (N4CM), which has been working to explain the grave threat to the future of humankind and the democratic institutions of the United States posed by the Catholic Church. Take a look at some of our recent coverage:

  • We are pushing forward stories that show that the Vatican leadership of the Church is responsible for having thwarted unilateral, bilateral, and multilateral efforts to slow population growth for sixty five years.
  • Our recent collaboration with other authors show how the main source of energy, organization, and direction for the anti-abortion movement in the United States and the movement to frustrate enforcement of U.S. immigration laws is the Catholic Church.
  • Church and State’s ongoing examination of papal hostility toward freedom of the press recently explored how the efforts of Catholic institutions, such as the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, to suppress information that places the Church in a bad light have been mostly successful.
  • Our recent coverage of the very special place the Catholic Church holds among the pronatalist religious groups reveals that it is the most influential social institution in the world today and is the best organized religious group, possessing a sophisticated infrastructure, and is highly responsive to the chain of command.
  • Exclusive coverage of the U.S. Catholic Bishops’ Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities reveals its implications—the aggressive and dynamic infiltration and manipulation of the American democratic process—for all Americans.

The Catholic Church is absolutely committed to ensuring that birth control and abortion will be withheld from women in any circumstance whatever. Defending the Catholic supposedly “pro-life” position has now become a make or break proposition for the papal authority and papal power, and the Vatican is prepared to go to practically any lengths to defend it. The Church is using its power to undermine, not only American interests and security, but also the interests of the world community in a sustainable and secure future.

The inescapable conclusion to be drawn from these observations is that the Catholic Church is skillfully manipulating governments and influencing international bodies of a purely secular nature. Numerous observers over the years have correctly described the Catholic Church as a political institution cloaked in religion.

We welcome your comments and hope that Church and State may serve as a valuable source of information for you.


Stephen Mumford

Network for Church Monitoring

June 2012

Vatican control of World Health Organization population policy

During the formative years of the World Health Organization (WHO), broad consensus existed among United Nations member countries that overpopulation is a grave public health threat and would be a major cause of preventable death not too far in the future. One of the founding fathers of the WHO, the late Prof. Milton P. Siegel, speaks to Dr. Mumford in 1992. He explains how the Vatican successfully stymied the incorporation of family planning and birth control into official WHO policy. This video is available for public viewing for the first time. Read the full transcript of the interview here.