Thursday, April 07, 2005

Continuing our papal theme - putting the smackdown on heresy since when?

I have to agree with Sarah, that Ratzinger looks a bit suss....

BBC NEWS | World | Europe | Saving souls in cyberspace: "Supporters can purchase T-shirts and hats declaring support for the cardinal, branded with the phrase: 'Putting the smackdown on heresy since 1981.' "

I love the phrase "who heads the Vatican department once known as the Holy Inquisition"

What's it called now?

And since when? Surely since... since... well let's say the 12th century. (Looks like Ratzinger could have been there).


My papal advisor reliably tells me that the Institution Formerly Known as the Holy Inquisition (IFKATHI) is now the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Smacking down (burning at the stake) heresy since 1542.