Why and how did the Vatican seize control of the Republican Party?
The Vatican Connection: How the Roman Catholic Church Influences the Republican Party. John M Swomley discusses the 1996 elections, when Robert Dole’s endorsement of the Catholic political agenda, and its inclusion in the Republican Party platform, made it in effect a religious or sectarian party. How the Catholic bishops took action to aid the Republican Party and how Henry Hyde, in turn, according to the National Catholic Reporter, invited Catholics to help him develop the party’s 1996 platform.
The author states that: “The Vatican wants to extend its authority over civil law, not only in countries with Catholic majorities but in others with religiously diverse populations. The Catholic bishops have decided to try to impose papal authority in the United States through the abortion issue.” From: Christian Ethics Today, April 1997
Catholic Doctrine and Reproductive Health WHY THE CHURCH CAN’T CHANGE Stephen D. Mumford DrPH, discusses how the anti-abortion movement in the United States was created in response to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Roe v. Wade in 1973, which legalized abortion. However, says Dr. Mumford, "One of the more profound accomplishments of Catholic bishops is the capture of the Republican Party by the Vatican." From: Free Inquiry Magazine: 2000:Winter
The Bishops' "Pastoral Plan" The master blueprint for the infiltration and manipulation of the American democratic process at all levels of government. Includes the complete "unsanitized" text of the U.S. Bishops' Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities. from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 8 - by Stephen D. Mumford
THE CHRISTIAN COALITION TAKEOVER OF THE REPUBLICAN PARTY from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 16 - by Stephen D. Mumford
Misleading America on Family Values and Population: The Two Faces of George Bush. In this monograph from the Sierra Club, Adam Kolton, Alex Severens, Evonne Wetzner, Karen Kalla, National Coordinator, Population Program and Nancy Wallace, Washington Director, Population Program reveal what could be expected from a new Bush presidency.
The Sierra Club provides new evidence that George Bush, in an effort to placate right wing extremists, completely retreated from what he truly believed. This report contrasts his earlier leadership on family planning and population stabilization efforts as a representative in Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations and Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, with his efforts as Ronald Reagan’s Vice-President and as President of the United States.
During his presidency George Bush sought to dismantle the very domestic family planning program he fought so feverishly in Congress to create.
President Bush once advocated massive assistance to developing countries to halt population growth through the U.N.
President Bush once criticized those who stood in the way of family planning efforts.
President Bush once viewed population growth as a threat to our national security.
Yet ,during his presidency he undermined the efforts of his own State Department to promote population stabilization through international negotiations.
During his presidency, Bush allowed his policies to be held hostage to the Vatican.
President Bush led the charge against effective family planning and reproductive health programs.
From: The Sierra Club, 1992
The Two Faces of Mr. Hyde: Vatican Puppets in American Politics. John M. Swomley states “The extreme religious right has captured control of the House of Representatives on the subject of abortion, largely through the leadership of Roman Catholic Henry Hyde, chair of the House Judiciary Committee. His influence has also been strong in the impeachment hearings of President Clinton.” The author declares that “In essence, the Vatican and its representatives in the United States are advocating a theocracy, which has been repudiated by Catholics in Europe. Unless liberal Catholics, Jews, Protestants, humanists, and others organize to oppose such theocratic action, what appears simply to be right-wing politics will be even more subversive of democracy.” From: The Humanist, January-February 1999
THE POPE CALLED THE TUNE from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 7 - by Stephen D. Mumford
Implications of the Pastoral Plan Analysis of the Plan and its implementation, including the roles of the Catholic Press Association, Catholic physicians guilds, Catholic lawyers associations, hospital associations, lay organizations -- and the paralyzing influence of "ecumenical activity." from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 9 - by Stephen D. Mumford
The Human Life Amendment -- and Beyond Evidence of the bishops' great success in killing American political will through implementation of the Pastoral Plan but without yet achieving passage of the Human Life Amendment. from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 10 - by Stephen D. Mumford
TODAY'S ANTI-CATHOLICS? -- THE INTELLECTUALS from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 13 - by Stephen D. Mumford
DISTORTION OF THE CHURCH'S IMAGE from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 13 - by Stephen D. Mumford
The Catholic League and Suppression of The Press Today The principles governing League behavior, the methods leading to its success, and a collection of specific acts designed to halt public criticism of the Church. from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 15 - by Stephen D. Mumford
THE PASTORAL PLAN'S BROAD CONSEQUENCES from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 16 - by Stephen D. Mumford
Conclusions How the Vatican has no qualms about destroying American democratic institutions in its battle to save the Papacy. from: THE LIFE AND DEATH OF NSSM 200, Chapter 17 - by Stephen D. Mumford
THE IMPEACHMENT PROCESS. John M. Swomley discloses that: “The controversy over impeachment of President Clinton has either totally or largely neglected important information of interest to the general public.” In this report the author reveals that Henry Hyde, chairman of the House Judiciary Committee is not the unbiased or impartial chairman he and some of his colleagues purport to be. Here the author details Henry Hyde’s many right-wing interests, hi rigid adherence to the Vatican position not only against family planning but also against separation of church and state, and the relevance of his positions to the impeachment process. From: Facts for Action, Number 221, November 1998