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Abuse in the Church


Why the Catholic Church has survived for 2000 years

What distinguishes the tyranny of the Catholic Church is its explanation of its actions in terms of "virtue".

The Inquisition – one of the most appalling gifts to human tyranny

Along with its judges, the Inquisition had its armed retainers, extortionists, spies, and of course, torturers and executioners.

The Papal crimes that reveal medieval Vatican

While they posed as pillars of piety, many medieval popes were depraved criminals who were hated by their flocks.

Abuses by the Catholic Church in the Middle Ages

During the Middle Ages, the Catholic Church held considerable sway over political affairs, often meddling in the internal workings of states.

The Catholic Church’s Persecution of Atheists

Outright atheism had been known in ancient Greece. Some of the best known philosophers in the ancient world had been atheists.

Pope Francis and the Argentina’s military junta

The targets were social workers, social work students, journalists, artists, and anyone suspected to be a left-wing activist.

How the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops supports Trump

The USCCB maintained the prohibition of not endorsing candidates by name, but it was clear who they were rooting for.

Beginning of Christian Persecutions of Jews

A turning point came in 388. In that year Christians burned a synagogue at Rome and the authorities required that restitution be paid.

The Catholic Church’s Persecution of the Waldenses

In 1211, more than eighty Waldenses were burned for heresy. This was the beginning of centuries of persecution.

The Role of the Catholic Church in Mussolini’s Italy

The Lateran Accords, signed in February 1929, recognised the Vatican City as an independent state, with the Pope as its sovereign.