10 Dark Secrets About The Catholic Church

The long, long–LONG–history of the Catholic Church winding up on the wrong side of history, science and even morality is robust and fascinating enough to make for an entire book. In fact, many books have attempted to write down in stone–figuratively speaking, of course–the often sordid and occasionally shocking history of the Catholic Church. This article will attempt to hit just some of the darker highlights that you may not know.

10. What You May Not Expect About The Spanish Inquisition


The Spanish Inquisition is one of the historical aspects of the Catholic Church that invalidates any criticism one may have about how Christians are discriminated against today. What goes around comes around, right? You may know that the Spanish Inquisition existed to torture and kill heretics and those who generally ticked off the Vatican. What you may not know is that there is more than a shred of evidence to suggest that the real impetus behind it had less to do with religion and more to do with financing. To wit: revenue collected from the sale of property of those condemned was divided in equal thirds split between the Vatican, the Inquisitor and local authorities.