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The Dark Side of the Church

495.6k viewsThere Is A Secret Underground Vault In The Vatican That Might Conceal Head-Exploding InformationWhether you're religious or not, it's intriguing to consider the numerous proven as well as rumored creepy artifacts contained wit...
World History
679.8k views15 Of The Most Absurd And Unforgivable Things The Catholic Church Has Ever DoneIt's hard out here for a pope. See, when it comes to religious history, the list of Catholic Church transgressions makes for prett...
Popes
27.8k viewsDetails About Pope Alexander VI's Horrifyingly Over The Top DeathPope Alexander VI, born Rodrigo Borgia, held a controversial status in life and in death. Even today, people still wonder, "How di...
Torture
347.9k viewsIrish Laundries Tortured Women And Separated Families, But The Church Denies ItWhen Peter Mullan's The Magdalene Sisters came out in 2002, it exposed the public to a diabolical truth the Roman Catholic Church ...
World History
128.0k views10 Popes Who Didn't Take Celibacy Very SeriouslyDespite the vow of celibacy that is a cornerstone of the Catholic priesthood, throughout history there were many popes that were n...
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146.3k viewsThe Violent, 20-Year-Old Maniac Who Became Pope Three Separate TimesPopes are supposed to serve for life, but, historically speaking, it hasn't always worked out that way. In the case of the 11th-ce...
Culture
39.7k viewsThe Catholic Church Stole 300,000 Babies And Sold Them To The Highest BidderThe Catholic Church is no stranger to scandal. They’ve attempted to systematically wipe out entire religions, and covered numerous...
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61.5k viewsMurder, Inbreeding, And Destroying The Catholic Church: The Sins Of The BorgiasIn the late 1400s and early 1500s Italy was full of powerful families, but none were as feared and reviled as the Borgias. The Bor...
Catholicism
8.3k viewsIn The Pazzi Conspiracy, A Pope Ordered A Hit During An Easter Sunday MassIn the history of the Catholic Church, popes haven't always followed their own rules. The Borgia family had orgies in the Vatican....
Catholicism
6.6k viewsWhen The Vatican Couldn't Stop People Leaving Mass To Snort Snuff, They Started A Tobacco FactoryLong before people snorted lines at Studio 54, a former New York City-based nightclub, the Catholic Church dealt with the unpleasa...
Popes
17.1k viewsThe Pope Who Threw Orgies And Tortured His EnemiesAlexander VI – AKA Rodrigo Borja (Borgia) – was Pope from 1492 until his death in 1503. Alexander VI was an extremely intelligent ...
Catholicism
58.2k viewsThe Gruesome History Of The Black MassThe black mass is a mysterious, gruesome ritual with a long history. Rumors and legends about the black mass date back to at least...
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182.0k viewsFirsthand Accounts From Women Who Survived Ireland’s 'Magdalene Houses'In the decades after the 1916 Easter Rising in Ireland, the Catholic Church worked to regain influence in the burgeoning democracy...