The Catholic Church, or Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide as of 2018. As the world's oldest and largest continuously functioning international institution, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilization. The pope, who is the Bishop of Rome is the chief pastor of the church. The church's administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, a small enclave of Rome, of which the pope is head of state.
Ayn Rand was right when she wrote in 1967: "The Catholic Church has never given up the hope to re-establish the medieval union of church and state, with a global state and a global theocracy as its ultimate goal ..."
|Document:In eminenti||First Papal Bull that deals with the condemnation of Freemasonry specifically.|
|Document:The Simony of the German Bishops||article||29 January 2020||Roberto de Mattei||A harsh and theologically unanswerable critique of the German Kirchensteuer tax which effectively bars German Catholics from Church sacraments should they decline to pay it.|
|Document:Their Will Be Done||article||1 August 1983||Martin A Lee||How the CIA targets powerful hierarchies for infiltration and influence. The Roman Catholic Church's claim to be the one and only authentic 'Church of Christ on Earth' does not exempt them from exploitation by deep politicians. This article powerfully demonstrates both the Catholic Church's power and its susceptibility to the machinations of Mammon. As they say in South America, "When the CIA goes to church, it doesn't go to pray."|
|File:Affaire Williamson.pdf||article||22 May 2005||E. Michael Jones||The hounding of Bishop Williamson by the Catholic Church Hierarchy over his opinions about 'The Holocaust'|
|File:Ireland child abuse.pdf||report||May 2009||The Executive Summary of the report of the Commission of Inquiry into Child Abuse in Ireland. Set up in 2000, an interim 5 volume report was published in May 2009. All but one of its 5 volumes were made public.|
|File:Wiesel and Catholics.pdf||article||November 2004||David O'Connell||Analysis of Elie Wiesels relationship with various naive senior Catholic Church prelates, including the Pope, through the 1990's and early 2000's|
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