For many years Catholics for Choice has done original research on the antichoice movement, especially conservative Catholic groups and individuals. It’s good for the soul, as we have discovered time and again that these groups are far less of a threat up close than one might think if one relied solely on their propaganda for information. To know them is to know their weaknesses. To know them also makes us stronger and in that spirit we are always happy to share the information we find with others.
Opposition Notes is a series of investigative fact sheets that exposes the tactics and beliefs of those who oppose women's rights and reproductive health.
- Cardinal Newman Society [PDF] (2012)
- Human Life International [PDF] (2011)
- Opus Dei in Latin America [PDF] (2011)
- Catholic League [PDF] (2008)
- Priests for Life [PDF] (2007)
- Catholics Answers [PDF] (2006)
- American Life League [PDF] (2006)
This investigative report from Catholics for Choice shows how Catholics in Alliance for the Common Good, while presenting itself as just another group working for the "common good," is in fact an antiabortion organization that publicly supports the restriction of abortion laws.
Democrats for Life: Not Prolife Democrats [PDF] (2007)
The past four decades have witnessed a profound shift in the political allegiances of the Catholic hierarchy from the Democratic Party to the Republican Party. It has also seen the emergence of “prolife” Democratic elected officials who claim to represent the authentic position of the church on life issues. This report examines the shifting allegiances of the Catholic hierarchy, as well as the self-proclaimed prolife Catholic Democrats who have served—or are serving—in the United States Congress.
The Fidelis Report [PDF] (2005)
An investigative report detailing the expansion of the Culture of Life Foundation and its link to the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute (CFAM) under the guidance of Austin Ruse.
Bad Faith at the UN [PDF] (2001)
An extensive report examining the history, activities and finances of the Catholic Family and Human Rights Institute, an anti-reproductive rights Catholic organization that lobbies at the UN, and its founder Austin Ruse.
The Conservative Catholic Influence in Europe series is comprised of investigative fact sheets that expose the positions and alliances of some of the more aggressive opponents of reproductive health and rights throughout Europe.
A special report on Poland by Barbara Crossette published in a European Supplement to Conscience magazine in 2007.
Before he was elected pope, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger served as head of Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith for 23 years. This report chronicles the statements, policies and decisions of the man known as “the Vatican’s Enforcer” during that period.
Preserving Power and Privilege: The Vatican's Agenda in the European Union [PDF] (2003)
A report examining the Vatican’s attempts to influence the work of the European Union and the profound differences in worldview and values that divide most of Europe from conservative Roman Catholic thought.
- Tonio Borg (2012)
- Anna Záborská [PDF] (2004, Updated 2008)
- Catholic Action Group [PDF] (2005)
- World Youth Alliance [PDF] (2005)
- Rocco Buttiglione [PDF] (2004)
- Opus Dei (Summary, 1997)
- The Vatican and Family Politics [PDF] (1997)
World Congress of Families in Madrid, May 2012
- An Introductory Report: Multidimensional Challenges Ahead
The Echo Chamber at the World Congress of Families
- Biographies of Selected Speakers at the World Congress of Families, Madrid 2012
- Report on Day One: “You can’t put too much emphasis on it; but it’s very striking.”
- Report on Day Two: NO ONE knows the way to San José
- Report on Day Three and a Wrap: Rooms Available in the Persecution Complex
Regional Congress in London, June 2010
- An Eccentric Agenda All of Its Own
- Day One: Overpopulation?—Not at the WCF Conference.
- Day Two: Exalting Righteousness.
World Congress of Families in Amsterdam, August 2009
- Tilting at Windmills
- Day One: Few Present, Fewer Watching Online
- Day Two: What's Going On? Where Is Everybody?
- Day Three Report: The Family in Crisis? Not So Much
- Brief biographies of key Catholic speakers
- Press Release: Catholics for Choice Calls on Dutch Minister to Withdraw from Conservative Conference
World Congress of Families in Warsaw, 2007
- Day One: A Small Show and an Embarrassing No-Show
- Day Two: Worse than a Bad Dream
- Day Three: Back on Message, WCF Still Fails to Inspire
- Brief biographies of key Catholic speakers
- In Their Own Words: Quotes from the conference