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Inquisition

The subject of the Inquisition illustrates one of the paradoxes of the "information age"the availability of accurate information on a subject by no means guarantees that such information will affect public perceptions.

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The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition

The 1994 BBC/A&E production, "The Myth of the Spanish Inquisition" exposes the common understanding that the Inquisition was a vast pogrom of non Catholics as largely the creation of Protestant propaganda.

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A Defense of Genocide

The Australian bioethicist Peter Singer has arrived to begin a new position at the Princeton University Center for Human Values. Singer's appointment has provoked anger among disability activists because he actively advocates the killing of disabled infants up to 28 days after birth.

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What is Euthanasia

Even though euthanasia is a common topic for general discussion, its real nature and significance are complex and, not surprisingly, it is therefore often misunderstood.

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Church Statistics and Church Mission

Summary statistics that reflect the Catholic Church's worldwide presence of service and apostolates. Also included are figures on the number of priests and bishops and totals for all the world religions.

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Who Was Santa Claus?

Still, behind the figure most embodying the commercial nature of Christmas in the minds of the public, we find a humble and saintly Bishop, and a clear Christian message for our times: the need for generosity both towards our neighbors, and towards God.

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In What Year was Christ Actually Born?

While Jubilee celebrations started with the opening of the Holy Door on December 24, 1999 and ended with its closing on January 6, 2000, it is less clear whether this is really the 2000th anniversary of Christ's birth.

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