"Everyone who belongs to the Truth hears my voice…" (John 18:37)

“The Inquisition Is Coming!” – Talk by Fr. Nathan

spanish-inquisition-goa-granger“The Inquisition Is Coming!” [audio https://swordsoftruth.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/inquisition.mp3] PDF Notes

This talk will address the controversial role of the Inquisition in Europe. It will attempt to discern fact from fiction concerning the Inquisition. The primary focus of this talk is the Spanish Inquisition and its legacy, in addition to other topics like the role of the Inquisition against the Cathari in Southern France, papal involvement in the Inquisition, its infamous legacy since the 16th century and other minor topics.

Unfortunately, the original recording of this talk was lost (the joys of technology) so I recorded it again but not before a live audience, my apologizes for a poorer quality recording….

Recommended Reading on The Inquisition: The Spanish Inquisition: A Historical Revision by Henry Kamen, Inquisition by Peter Edwards, Light and Shadows: Church History amid Faith, Fact and Legend by Walter Cardinal Brandmuller, A History of the Inquisition of Spain (4 Volumes) by Charles Henry Lea, The Spanish Inquisition by Helen Rawkings, Isabel of Spain: A Catholic Queen by Warren H Carroll, Between Court and Confessional: The Politics of Spanish Inquisitors by Kimberly Lynn


An auto de fe in the Plaza Mayor of Madrid, circa 16th century


An artist’s rendition of an auto de fe with Fra Tomas Torquemada (the grand inquisitor of the late 15th century) in attendance


The auto de fe by Goya

San Benito

The san benito penitential garment worn as a sign of repentance


A coat of arms used by the Spanish Inquisition

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