Dressed as black-robed fiends with black cowls over their heads, Inquisitors could extract confessions from just about anyone.
The claim that the Church is not active in politics and is not mixing religion and politics is dangerous to American democracy.
Other religions are guilty as well but the most voracious and immoral attacks come from efforts led by the Vatican all over the world.
Once, there were many Indigenous traditions in what is now Western Europe. They had holy women, woman healers, and woman leaders.
The Church's preoccupation with sex stems chiefly from three very different concerns of power or control.
The Vatican has an absolute prohibition on sterilization. The U.S. Catholic bishops consider sterilization "intrinsically immoral".
Cardinal Burke says parents should not allow their children to have contact with gay people who engage in ‘wrong, evil’ relationships.
The religious weapon keeps totalitarian regimes in power, and together they keep the majority of the people in the world poor and ignorant.
A Vatican cardinal has warned lawmakers in the United States that trans people are “demonic” and gay unions are a danger to society.
The Vatican is proposing extradition and trial of scientists conducting research that is deemed entirely legal in their home countries.