Catholic "Scandals"
and Shortcomings

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TABLE OF CONTENTS (Hyper-Active)

Original Papers
Inquisition(s) and Persecutions
The Crusades
Slavery
Galileo
Pope Pius XII and the Nazi Holocaust / Anti-Semitism
Miscellaneous
Original Papers
Dialogue on the Inquisition: Its Purpose and Rationale Within the Mediæval Worldview (Dave Armstrong vs. Dr. Jan Schreurs) 70K
Dialogue: Reflections on the Crusades, the Inquisition, and Slavery 26K
A Typical Example (in Live Chat) of Absurd Anti-Catholic Exaggerations and Prejudice (100 Million Inquisition Victims?) 26K
The Crusades and World War II: An Instructive Ethical Analogy (Mark Shea) 33K
Reflections on the Sack of Constantinople in 1204 and Lesser-Known Byzantine Atrocities 26K
Was the Catholic Church an Avowed Enemy of Scripture in the Middle Ages (or at any other time)? 41K
Is Catholicism Half-Pagan? 12K
The Catholic Church and Slavery (Lane Core, Jr.) 2K
St. Bartholomew's Day and Other Anti-Catholic Legends 6K
Sinful Church Leaders 5K
The Galileo Incident: Does it Prove that the Catholic Church is Not Infallible, or that it is Intrinsically Hostile to Science?(Steven L. Kellmeyer, Alexander R. Pruss, Michael W. Martin, and Brad Kaiser) 17K
EXTERNAL LINKS

Inquisition(s) and Persecutions

The Crusades
Catholic Encyclopedia: CRUSADES
Crusades: Truth and the Black Legend (Vittorio Messori)
The Crusades (Anne W. Carroll)
The Meaning of the Crusade (G.K. Chesterton)
The Christian Crusades Positively Impacted the East and the West
The Crusades: A Defensive Gesture
ORB --Introduction to the Crusades (Paul Crawford)
Crusades and Counter-Crusades (Paul Crawford)
Crusades: Additional Background  (Paul Crawford)
Crusades: Legacy  (Paul Crawford)
Crusades: Political and Military Background  (Paul Crawford)
Crusading Vows and Privileges  (Paul Crawford)
The First Crusade (Paul Crawford)
The Later Crusades (Paul Crawford)
Slavery
Let My People Go: The Catholic Church and Slavery (Mark Brumley)
The Popes and Slavery - Book Review (Leonard A. Kennedy)
A Response to John Noonan, Jr. Concerning the Development of Catholic Moral Doctrine (Usury, Marriage, Slavery, Religious freedom) (Patrick M. O'Neil)
Catholic Encyclopedia: SLAVERY AND CHRISTIANITY
Catholic Encyclopedia: ETHICAL ASPECT OF SLAVERY
On Slavery in the Old Testament (Luke Wadel)
Galileo
Catholic Encyclopedia: GALILEO GALILEI
Galileo and the Magisterium: A Second Look (Jeffrey Mirus)
Faith Can Never Contradict Reason (Pope John Paul II on Galileo)
Galileo (Anne W. Carroll)
The Galileo Affair (George Sim Johnston)
Galileo Galilei (Bertrand Conway)
Pope Pius XII and the Nazi Holocaust / Persecution of Jews / Anti-Semitism

{see extensive sections in the Judaism and Catholicism Page}

Miscellaneous

Dialogue: How Can Catholicism Be True When Catholics Are So Dead? (Gary Hoge)
Church Asks Pardon for Her Members' Sins (Pope John Paul II)
Should the Church Repent? (Avery Cardinal Dulles)
Anti-Popes (Warren H. Carroll)
Of Sunbursts, Baals, and Adventist Paranoia: Is Catholicism a Pagan, Sun-Worshiping Church?  (Mario Derksen)
Halloween: Its Origins and Celebration
What About Halloween? (Bob & Gretchen Passantino)
Did the Catholic Church Forbid Bible Reading? (Joseph Jenkins)
The False Decretals (Steven O'Reilly)
A Response to William Webster Concerning the False Decretals and Donation of Constantine Accusation  (Scott Windsor)
The Crimes of Christopher Columbus (Dinesh D'Souza)
The Consequences of  Columbus (Robert Royal)
Honoring Christopher Columbus (Warren Carroll)
Bad News on Priests and AIDS (David Murray & S. Robert Lichter)
AIDS and the News Media (Abp. Charles Chaput)
Priests More Likelty to Have AIDS? (Zenit News Agency)
How Could a God of Love Order the Massacre of the Canaanites?
Shouldn't the Butchering of the Amalekite Children be Considered War Crimes?
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Compiled by Dave Armstrong. Thorough URL Revision: 18 February 2002. Updated: 6 December 2001.