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June 22, 1633

On June 22, 1633, Pope Urban VIII forced Galileo Galilei to recant his view that the Earth orbits the Sun. Why did Galileo recant? Because he didn’t want to die. At that time the Church had their own courts, and police, and… Continue reading

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April 15, 1953

On April 15, 1953, Pope Pius XII finally relented and gave his approval of psychoanalysis, but warned the public of possible abuses. He wanted people to know that while not all cases of mental illness were a result of demonic … Continue reading

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March 25, 1593

On March 25, 1593, Dutch scholar, theologian, and priest, Cornelius Loos recanted his earlier protest against the witchcraft persecution that was being carried out by the Catholic Church in Europe. He wrote a book protesting the witch hunts and questioned … Continue reading

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February 21, 1245

On February 21, 1245, Thomas, the first known Bishop of Finland was granted resignation by Pope Gregory IX. He’d committed several felonies while as Bishop, including torturing a man to death and forging a papal letter. Pope Gregory was thought … Continue reading

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February 17, 1600

On February 17, 1600, Italian philosopher, Giordano Bruno, was on his way to be burned at the stake for heresy, when his handlers put a stake through his tongue to shut him the hell up. Why was Bruno sentenced to … Continue reading

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July 29, 1968

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul reaffirmed that artificial methods of birth control were verboten in the Catholic Church. When he was asked, did that include condoms? He said of course it does. But he did tell the people that … Continue reading

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June 11, 1509

On June 11, 1509 King Henry VIII of England married the first of his six wives, Catherine of Aragon. The reader must understand, this was not a Mormon marriage, as Henry was a Catholic at the time. He was married … Continue reading

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March 5, 1616

On March 5, 1616, the Catholic Church added another book of science to the Index of Forbidden Books. Nicolaus Copernicus’s book, ‘On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres’ was added 73 years after it was first published. The Index of … Continue reading

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July 29th, 1968

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com in 1968 Pope Paul VI reaffirmed the Roman Catholic Church’s stance against artificial methods of birth control. He did state that women could still use crocodile dung as a pessary or they could tie a … Continue reading

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April 17, 1521

On This Date in TWISTED-HISTORY.com! in 1521 Martin Luther was excommunicated from the Roman Catholic Church. Martin Luther subsequently sent a letter to the Roman Catholic Church explaining that they couldn’t excommunicate him, because he quit. The Catholic Church sent … Continue reading

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