Holy See

US Catholic Church received at least $1.4 billion through “small business” loan program

By Jacob Crosse, 13 July 2020

Special provisions in the CARES Act as well as executive exceptions allowed the largest religious organization in the world to receive government funds.

Pope preaches dogma of reaction in Latin America

By Cesar Uco, 5 February 2018

The Pope’s first stop was Chile, where he denounced parishioners as “idiots manipulated by leftists” for opposing a bishop implicated in the cover-up of child sexual abuse.

The Pope visits Mexico

By Clodomiro Puentes, 20 February 2016

The papal tour was paid for by the government and wealthy Mexican businessmen, who clearly saw it as a means of defusing mounting popular anger.

A reactionary Congress applauds the Pope

By Patrick Martin, 25 September 2015

The address by Pope Francis to a joint session of Congress was a flagrant violation of the separation of church and state.

The Pope in America

By Tom Carter, 24 September 2015

As he parades through Washington at the center of a massive security operation, the pope looks out on an America whose democracy is in shambles.