The Crusades and the Inquisition

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The Battle Over the Crusades

By | July 22nd, 2001|Categories: The Crusades and the Inquisition, White Papers and Essays|

by Robert P. Lockwood (7/2001) When the Showtime premium cable channel planned to air a film version of the viciously anti-Catholic play "Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You," the director of the production, Marshall Brickman, was asked to respond to the controversy. "Any institution that has backed the Inquisition, the Crusades and the Roman [...]

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The Black Legend: The Inquisition

By | April 22nd, 2001|Categories: The Crusades and the Inquisition, White Papers and Essays|

by Robert P. Lockwood (Catalyst 4/2001) Most of the myths surrounding the Inquisition have come to us wrapped in the cloak of the Spanish Inquisition. It is the world of Edgar Allen Poe’sThe Pit and the Pendulum, with vivid descriptions of burning heretics, ghastly engines of torture with innocent Bible-believers martyred for their faith. In many [...]

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History and Myth: The Inquisition

By | August 22nd, 2000|Categories: The Crusades and the Inquisition, White Papers and Essays|

by Robert P. Lockwood (8/2000) “Let us pray that each one of us, looking to the Lord Jesus, meek and humble of heart, will recognize that even men of the church, in the name of faith and morals, have sometimes used methods not in keeping with the Gospel in the solemn duty of defending the truth.” [...]

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Galileo and the Catholic Church

By | March 22nd, 2000|Categories: The Crusades and the Inquisition, White Papers and Essays|

by Robert P. Lockwood (3/2000) In October, 1992 Cardinal Paul Poupard presented to Pope John Paul II the results of the papal-requested Pontifical Academy study of the famous 1633 trial of Galileo.1 He reported the study’s conclusion that at the time of the trial, "theologians…. failed to grasp the profound non-literal meaning of the Scriptures when [...]

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