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September 11, 1226

On September 11, 1226, the Roman Catholic practice of the public adoration of the Blessed Sacrament (the wine and the wafers, or the grape juice and the crackers if you’re Baptist) spread from the ceremony of the Mass in the … Continue reading

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July 31, 768

On July 31, 768 the shortest tenure of any Pope or Pope hopeful actually happened. On July 31, 768 when Constantine II was forced off the papal seat, Philip, a monk at the monastery of St. Vito was quickly installed … Continue reading

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July 29, 1968

On July 29, 1968, Pope Paul VI reaffirmed that the Roman Catholic Church forbid its members to use artificial methods of birth control. He also reminded everyone that masturbation and the various forms of sodomy were still… Continue reading

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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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