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Has the Vatican ever tried to suppress publication of books they disagree with?

Has the Vatican used its power and influence over people to try to control the reading choices that are available?

Asked By: - 4/18/2012
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Fr. Anthony Kosnik: A priest of the Detroit archdiocese, he was forced to leave his teaching position at Sts. Cyril and Methodius Seminary because he co-authored a Catholic Theological Society study called Human Sexuality. The Vatican disliked the study’s theology and Kosnik was pressured to resign in 1982. Seminarians... More
Answered By: Horn Dog - 4/18/2012
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Are you kidding?!
Answered By: Hobbes - 4/18/2012
 
Wow. They really need to start teaching history a little better in schools. Absolutely they have.
Answered By: Duck - 4/18/2012
 
Especially in the middle ages, the church would censor science publications.
Answered By: Bert - 4/18/2012
 
You need to pry your head out of your butt and study some history.
Answered By: W - 4/18/2012
 
srsly? Have you heard of the inquisition?
Answered By: No Chance Without Jesus - 4/18/2012
 
they burned people who disagree not books
Answered By: Saulius - 4/18/2012
 
skipped history class, huh?
Answered By: darkpreacher - 4/18/2012
 
Yes. Dan Brown's book, The Da Vinci Code, was on the Vatican's "Do not read" list.
Answered By: Old Timer Too - 4/18/2012
 
That's not all they've done.... Sickening isn;t it...No freedom
Answered By: 9th Grader *tear* It's no longer spring break - 4/18/2012
 
You can't be serious. They tortured thousands and oppressed even more. Google "Spanish Inquisition' for starters.
Answered By: Lynn - 4/18/2012
 
There was once this library in this place called Alexandria that held more than half of man's accumulated knowledge of the world ...
Answered By: Fitz - 4/18/2012
 
Yes. The canonization of the Bible is a perfect example of this. They kept the books in that kept them in power and rejected the ones that didn't support the ideals THEY wanted and then declared everything else "apocryphal"
Answered By: Sans Deity - 4/18/2012
 
Every institution has supressed info
Answered By: Ta me iontach - 4/18/2012
 
yes... One such book/author was "Sacred Mushroom & the Cross" by John Allegro, who was one of the group of individuals who discovered the dead sea scrolls... I think they didnt want him to release it for many years.... Another such book was the discovered scripture "the gospel of judas"... Also the vatican has volumes... More
Answered By: Sage Crai - 4/18/2012
 
Yep, the Inquisition for starters. Books have been burnt all over the world for the sake of Catholicism. They still try to control people. Do you remember the outcry over The Golden Compass?
Answered By: Soeurette - 4/18/2012
 
Yes, at one time you could only read material that had the Church had approved of: http://www.viterbo.edu/analytic/Vol%2023%20No.%202/The%20catholic%20Church%20and%20censorship.pdf
Answered By: mia delight - 4/18/2012
 
Yes they did.
Answered By: Old Dude - 4/18/2012
 
*facepalm... More
Answered By: Ophelia - 4/18/2012
 
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