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  Inquisition - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Historians distinguish between four different manifestations of the Inquisition: the Medieval or Episcopal Inquisition, the Spanish Inquisition, the Portuguese Inquisition and the Roman Inquisition.
The Goa Inquisition was the office of the Inquisition acting in the Indian city of Goa and the rest of the Portuguese empire in Asia.
The Spanish Inquisition was the subject of a classic Monty Python sketch ("Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition!").
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 The Inquisition myth - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Inquisition revisionism is a controversial field of history (see: Historical revisionism) whose purported aim is to re-examine the traditional history of the Inquisition.
Regardless of the century, inquisitions were ecclesial investigations conducted either directly by the Catholic Church or by secular authorities with the support of the Church.
The main heresy prosecuted during the period of inquisitions in Spain was the alleged secret practice of Judaism among the conversos.
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 [holy inquisitions]
The Inquisition was an ecclesiastical court and process of the Roman Catholic Church setup for the purpose towards the discovery and punishment of heresy which wielded immense power and brutality in medieval and early modern times.
The Inquisitions function was principally assembled to repress all heretics of rights, depriving them of their estate and assets which became subject to the ownership of the Catholic treasury, with each relentlessly sought to destroy anyone who spoke, or even thought differently to the Catholic Church.
At root the word Inquisition signifies as little of evil as the primitive "inquire," or the adjective inquisitive, but as words, like persons, lose their characters by bad associations, so "Inquisition" has become infamous and hideous as the name of an executive department of the Roman Catholic Church.
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 Ecclesia Militans: The Holy Inquisition, Myth or Reality
Myth: The medieval Inquisition was a suppressive, all encompassing, and all-powerful, centralized organ of repression maintained by the Catholic Church.
The myth of the Inquisition was actually shaped in the hands of "anti-Hispanic and religious reformers in the 16th Century."4 It was an image assembled from a body of legends and myths, which took shape in the context of the intense religious persecution of the 16th Century.
Myth: The Inquisition was born from the bigotry, cruelty and intolerance of the medieval world, dominated by the Catholic Church.
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 Inquisition - The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition - HighBeam Research   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
INQUISITION [Inquisition], tribunal of the Roman Catholic Church established for the investigation of heresy.
Secular rulers came to use the persecution of heresy as a weapon of state, as in the case of the suppression of the Knights Templars.
The Spanish government tried to establish the Inquisition in all its dominions; but in the Spanish Netherlands the local officials did not cooperate, and the inquisitors were chased (1510) out of Naples, apparently with the pope's connivance.
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In the records of the Inquisition we very frequently read that because of old age, sickness, or poverty in the family, the in the family, the due punishment was materially reduced owing to the inquisitor sheer pity, or the petition of a good Catholic.
The Spanish Inquisition is distinguished from the medieval its monarchical constitution and and a greater consequent centralization, as also by the constant and legally provided-for influence of the crown on all official appointments and the progress of trials.
This inquisitional tribunal, composed of six cardinals, was to be at once the final court of appeal for trials concerning faith, and the court of first instance for cases reserved to the pope.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/08026a.htm   (12683 words)

 Dominican History : The Holy Inquisition: Dominic and Dominicans
The Inquisition was also a tribunal, an emergency tribunal destined to identify the crime for heresy, using among other procedures that of inquiry.
From 1252 on, the Inquisition made use of the right to torture those charged with heresy, as was customary at the time in common law.
The problem of the Inquisition is rooted in two far older problems: that of the prosecution of heresy in Christian society and, more generally, that of the feelings of this society about disagreements within the body of the faithful.
www.op.org /international/english/History/inquisition.htm   (2392 words)

 Medieval Sourcebook: Inquisition - Introduction
When medieval people used the word "inquisition," they were referring to a judicial technique, not an organization.
There was, in fact, no such thing as "the Inquisition" in the sense of an impersonal organization with a chain of command.
As a result, a number of people who had hitherto thought of themselves as loyal sons of the Holy Father found themselves forced to choose between their own deeply felt ideals and obedience to Rome.
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 The Inquisition
The Inquisition was a Roman Catholic tribunal for discovery and punishment of heresy, which was marked by the severity of questioning and punishment and lack of rights afforded to the accused.
A later pope, Pope Gregory IX established the Inquisition, in 1233, to combat the heresy of the Abilgenses, a religious sect in France.
By 1255, the Inquisition was in full gear throughout Central and Western Europe; although it was never instituted in England or Scandinavia.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/History/Inquisition.html   (768 words)

 AskWhy! The Spanish Inquisition 6 - Christianity Revealed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
In 1237, the Inquisition was put in the hands of the Dominicans and the Franciscans, and, in 1242, essential terms like “haereticus,” “receptor,” “fautor,” “defensor” were defined, and the penalties to be inflicted prescribed.
The Holy Office was founded in 1478 by a papal rescript requested by the wife and husband, Isabella of Castile and Ferdinand of Aragon, sovereigns of a newly united Spain.
Don Carlos was the eldest son of Philip II of Spain, himself son of Holy Roman Emperor Carlos V (1519-1558, Carlos I of Spain, 1516-1556), and heir to the throne.
www.askwhy.co.uk /christianheresy/0816Inquisition.html   (6892 words)

 EIPS - Rome's Inquisition is Alive and Well
The Cruel Pope Paul IV The Inquisition was set up in the City of Rome by the cruel Pope Paul IV when he was still Cardinal Carafa, because he was peeved at the success of the Spanish Inquisition.
The tribunal constituted by that bull was the Sacra Congregation Romanae et Universalis Inquisitionis seu Sancti Officii – the Sacred Congregation of the Roman and Universal Inquisition or Holy Office.
February 1849, during the brief Roman Republic established by Garibaldi, the Constituent Assembly declared the awful reign of the popes and their fearsome inquisition over, Giacinto Achilli, a Roman priest on a journey of conversion was overjoyed.
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=inquisition2   (1921 words)

 Holy Terror of the Inquisition
The Inquisition perfected the use of all kinds of torture, psychological assaults and humiliation, secret proceedings, anonymous accusations, indefinite detentions, spies and informers, and the confiscation of property.
This is a direct legacy of the Inquisition and the medieval church.
It could be expected the greatest harm done by the Inquisition is that it has permanently stained the Roman Catholic Church, discrediting it in the eyes of the world, forever causing its motives to be doubted by outsiders who remember.
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 'The Inquisition' by Avro Manhattan
Since the killing of souls was worse than the killing of bodies, she reasoned, and since heretics used their bodies to kill souls, their bodies should pay for the sins of the wicked souls they housed.
Indeed, in Europe torture was still enforced by all the Tribunals of the Holy Inquisition until the last century, the pope being forced to abolish it only in 1816.
The Holy Inquisition was finally suppressed by the Liberals in July, 1834.
www.chick.com /bc/1984/inquisition.asp?wpc=inquisition.asp&wpp=a   (1247 words)

 The Inquisition at Holy Trinity Parish   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-01)
Last January, in an effort to promote ecumenical understanding, Holy Trinity Parish in Georgetown invited two women Protestant ministers to join in the parish worship on Unity Sunday.
One of them preached so movingly that she was invited spontaneously to assist with the distribution of communion.
Cardinal James Hickey responded by launching an investigation reminiscent of the Inquisition.
www.quixote.org /cso/archives/holytrinity.html   (363 words)

 The Vatican's Closet, New York Press, March 12, 2002
As you might imagine, I was lambasted to holy hell in some circles for that column.
As far as they were concerned, any strong criticism of any kind of the church, and more so of the Pope, made me a Catholic-basher, end of story.
And after remaining silent for weeks the Vatican chimed in last week with its inquisition talk, something few can now ignore: It announced that this entire affair is the fault of those perverted homosexual priests - no matter, it seems, even if they’ve remained celibate -- who must now be banned outright from the priesthood.
www.signorile.com /articles/nyp18.html   (761 words)

 Another papal apology for the Inquisition @ TraditionInAction.org
The most famous and much maligned Spanish Inquisition was established in 1478 by Pope Sixtus IV in response to numerous complaints Rome was receiving from southern Spain about the many heresies and immoralities introduced into Catholic doctrine by false believers and converts.
The Roman Inquisition was begun in 1542 with the same noble aim of preserving the Faith and eradicating heresy.
A modern scholar, John Tedeschi, concluded that the Roman Inquisition did, in fact, dispense judicial justice, and was even “a pioneer in judicial reform in modern Europe.”(1) This same institution became the Vatican Holy Office and later, in 1965, Paul VI changed its name, to The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
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Founded in 1542 by Pope Paul III with the Constitution "Licet ab initio," the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith was originally called the Sacred Congregation of the Universal Inquisition as its duty was to defend the Church from heresy.
Given the nature of its task, congregation work is divided into four distinct sections: the doctrinal office, the disciplinary office, the matrimonial office and that for priests.
The congregation, says the "Activity of the Holy See," in conformity with its raison d'etre, promotes in a collegial fashion encounters and initiatives to «spread sound doctrine and defend those points of Christian tradition which seem in danger because of new and unacceptable doctrines.»
www.vatican.va /roman_curia/congregations/cfaith/documents/rc_con_cfaith_pro_14071997_en.html   (328 words)

 History: The Spanish Inquisition
The Spanish Inquisition was a country wide persecution of Jews for which there are several different reasons as to why it began.
Using the Inquisition, they were able to soothe and calm the majority of the Spanish citizens.
The officials were also able to use the Inquisition as a way to fulfill their personal desires: “It is to solve their problems and theirs alone that the Spanish Inquisition was started.” There were many officials who wanted governmental position that were held by Jews.
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It was in their enjoyment of the excitement and vigor of the Old Religion that the peasants could allow themselves the luxury of experiencing pleasure without the interference of the church, which sought to control and repress even human emotions.
As the duke and the two fathers, champions of the cause of the Inquisition, stood beside a confessed witch, who was being tortured further for her increased good of soul, the German nobleman asked the priests if, in their consciences, they could say that the Holy Tribunals were doing God's work.
Although their powers extended to the whole church, the Holy Office was less concerned about heresies and false beliefs of church members than they were with misstatements of orthodoxy in the academic writings of its theologians.
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 Catholic Citizens
Centuries of false propaganda have convinced most people, good Catholics included, that the Inquisition was one of the most evil institutions ever devised.
CCI readers are encouraged to share these with their friends and families in order to put an end to myth-driven anti-Catholic cliches.
There were incidents of mob violence in Toledo in 1449, civic riots in 1470 in Valladolid, and the murders of conversos in Jaén and Cord-ba three years later.
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The "Holy" Inquisition was "collective demon possession", as you shall see after examining the Catholic document which undergirded the entire 1,200 years of murder.
In the Inquisition, pain inflicted on sexual organs was very prevalent, another clear sign of the sexual obsession brought on by the perversions of celibacy.
This sexual obsession quickly grew to the point where a woman lived in fear that one day, out of the blue, she would be accused by some nameless wretch of being a witch; since accusation equaled guilt, that woman could expect a slow, torturous death at the hands of sexually deviant celibate priests.
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 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Assessor of the Holy Office
The Holy Office is better known as the Congregation of the Universal Inquisition.
It is his duty to make the relation or report of the Holy Office in a given case.
On Saturday he examines into the matters laid before the Holy Office and decides, together with four other officials, whether a vote of the consultors be necessary in the case, or whether the Cardinals of the Congregation should pass upon the matter at once.
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 Corrupt Church?
Just as the myth that medieval people believed the earth to be flat is persistent and attractive mainly because it offers an easy explanation for Columbus's voyages of discovery, the myth that the medieval church was a landmark of corruption is often used to explain the success of Luther's Reformation.
It depicts the church as ruled in a totalitarian and authoritarian way by power-hungry popes, aided by the Holy Inquisition, enriching themselves by exacting tithes from impoverished peasants and extorting indulgence money from misguided believers.
The perception of the Spanish Inquisition, undoubtedly influenced by the infamous "fl legend", is interesting in itself, but one should point out that the Spanish Inquisition, established in 1480 as an independent organization responsible only to the crown, was quite different from common medieval inquisitorial proceedings.
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 EIPS - How The Holy Inquisition Works Today
The Ratio agendi (Manner of proceeding) against heretics published at Rome, by the Inquisition on June 29, 1997, is on the official Vatican website.  The Vatican makes no secret of the threat it poses to heretic transgressors.
The Inquisition “has the duty of examining writings and opinions which appear contrary to correct faith or dangerous … This fundamental pastoral responsibility concerns all the pastors of the Church, who have the duty and the right to exercise vigilance,” or, in other words, spy on one another.
This “vigilance” leads to a Preliminary examination.  “The indicated writings or teaching are given attention by the competent Office, which submits them to the examination of the Congresso (the weekly meeting of the Superiors and Officials of the Congregation).
www.ianpaisley.org /article.asp?ArtKey=howworks   (764 words)

 Featuring Inquisition Review at ActionTrip
During the vicious reign of the Holy Inquisition, people were brutally punished for crimes they (most likely) never committed.
As he escapes his cell, he accidentally finds his way to a torture-chamber where a holy inquisitor was in the process of questioning an unfortunate victim.
Inquisition could've been a solid third-person sneaker if the developers took enough time to work on the visuals, the enemy AI, controls, as well as the camera movement.
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 The Holy Inquisition: Dominic and Dominicans, by Guy Bedouelle, OP
The Holy Inquisition: Dominic and Dominicans, by Guy Bedouelle, OP Your are here :
Guy Bedouelle, OP n his History of France, so characteristic of the nineteenth century, Jules Michelet has painted a fresco in which he shows the Church of the thirteenth century in Languedoc checking "the spirit of free thought" that represented heresy.
It is here that the famous formula is found: "The acceptance of faith is a matter of free will, yet keeping it when once it has been received is a matter of obligation" (10, a 10 ad 3).
www.op.org /international/english/Documents/Articles/bedouelle1.htm   (2377 words)

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