Library Documents on the Inquisition

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Library Documents on the Inquisition


Inquisition requires calm, objective analysis - Pope John Paul II
On 31 October 1998 the Holy Father addressed the International Symposium on the Inquisition, organized by the Central Committee for the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000, and which was held at the Vatican.

For the Presentation of the Volume, 'L'Inquisizione' - Pope John Paul II
At the presentation to the Holy Father of the volume L'Inquisizione containing proceedings of the International Symposium on the Inquisition, organized at the Vatican from 29-31 October 1998 by the Historical-Theological Commission for the preparation of the Great Jubilee the Year 2000, the Pope addressed a Message to Cardinal Roger Etchegaray, who was President of the Committee for the Great Jubilee. The message was dated 15 June 2004.

Press Conference Interventions on L'Inquisizione: 15 June - Various
On the publication of L'Inquisizione, 15 June 2004, interventions were made to the Press by Cardinals Etchegaray, Tauran, and Cottier, and Professor Borromeo, providing information on the work of the Symposium in separating history from myth in regard to the Inquisition.

The Inquisition - Fr. William Most
Fr. William Most gives a summary of the information on the Inquisition found in Dr. Warren Carroll's book The Glory of Christendom, available from Christendom Press.

Inquisitive About the Inquisition - Father William Saunders
Every now and then, I have heard people bring up the Inquisition and use it to slam against the Church. What are the facts about the Inquisition?

Questions Concerning the Spanish Inquisition - Terry W. Specht
Significant facts about the Inquisition in Spain, set in historical context.

Inquisition - Catholic Encyclopedia
The special court or tribunal appointed by the Catholic Church to discover and suppress heresy and to punish heretics. This file treats the subject as follows: I. The Suppression of Heresy during the first twelve Christian centuries; II. The Suppression of Heresy by the Institution known as the Inquisition under its several forms: (A) The Inquisition of the Middle Ages; (B) The Inquisition in Spain; (C) The Holy Office at Rome.

A New Look At the Spanish Inquisition - Edward O'Brien
New and startling information is beginning to blow away the dark cobwebs of lies and myths-that racist distortion of the Spanish national character and and Hispanic culture. On June 9th, 1995, the BBC documentary, The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition was aired on Ancient Mysteries. TV often trashes the Church, but not this time.

Beyond the Myth of The Inquisition: Ours Is the Golden Age - Brian Van Hove, S.J.
Enlightening article about the Inquistion which debunks the prevailing belief that the Catholic Church used it as a tool to crush its enemies. This article was taken from the Winter 1992 issue of "Faith & Reason".