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More than 500 boys abused at top German Catholic school

Physical and sexual abuse took place up to 2015 at Regensburger Domspatzen choir school, referred to by some pupils as hell.

Vatican’s 3rd most powerful figure charged with multiple child sex offences

Cardinal Pell, Australia’s most senior Catholic and the 3rd-ranking official in the Vatican, has been charged with multiple sexual offences.

Holy Horrors: A Grim Pattern

When religion is the ruling force in a society, it produces horror. The stronger the supernatural beliefs, the worse the inhumanity.

Christian bullying in history

The worst incident at demonizing in history? There are so many, but arguably the most vile was the “Blood Libel” of the Jews.

Australia reveals over 4,000 alleged incidents of abuse by Catholic priests

More than 4,000 children, mostly boys, were allegedly sexually abused by Catholic priests in Australia over decades, an investigation says.

How the undemocratic activities of the Catholic Church silences critics

The fear felt by many American politicians aware of the undemocratic activities of the church has resulted in their silence.

Holy Horrors: The Inquisition

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…

One Catholic Priest Destroyed the Entire Mayan Written Language

The priest, Diego de Landa, wiped out all knowledge of the written language, and nearly destroyed the spoken language too.

This is how they broke our grandmothers

Once, there were many Indigenous traditions in what is now Western Europe. They had holy women, woman healers, and woman leaders.

Should the Catholic Church Acknowledge the Destruction of Classical Pagan Culture?

To solidify Christianity as the sole religion of the Empire, early Christian leaders legalized brutal policies that persecuted pagans.

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