In 1208, Pope Innocent III declared a major crusade to destroy the Albigenses. Some 20,000 knights and peasants answered the call.
More than 4,000 children, mostly boys, were allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says.
Hitler was a Roman Catholic, baptized into that religio-political institution as an infant in Austria. Its worst doctrines never left him.
Up until 1998, the law in El Salvador permitted abortions in cases of rape, incest or in which the health of the woman was threatened.
The victim was required not only to confess that he was a heretic, but also to accuse his children, wife, friends, and others as fellow…
During the 1400s, the Inquisition shifted its focus toward witchcraft, and the next 300 years witnessed a bizarre orgy of religious delusion.
Many do not know that the church declares a person a saint upon the approval of the merit of "miracles" that happened in their name.
The priest, Diego de Landa, wiped out all knowledge of the written language, and nearly destroyed the spoken language too.
The sexual abuse of children and others has been ignored and tolerated by the Catholic Church hierarchy for centuries.
Once, there were many Indigenous traditions in what is now Western Europe. They had holy women, woman healers, and woman leaders.