Since Sister Faustina's diary, which she claimed Jesus himself had asked her to keep, had been previously listed on the Index of Forbidden Books
, it curtailed the exercise of the devotional practices.
Lucian was emphatically not a friendly witness: his mockeries of Christianity earned him a reputation in Byzantium as the Anti-Christ and a place on the first edition of the Catholic Index of Forbidden Books
If you hear about the Catholic Church and literature on some thoughtful program, say on public radio or television, prepare for an earful about the now-defunct Index of Forbidden Books
or old efforts to ban the works of James Joyce.
The Church encouraged the printing of religious books, which always made up a very substantial part of the market, but also it sought to control their content through censorship, a process that led to the Index of Forbidden Books
Only this time, they went even further and added an index of forbidden books
to dampen any more of that kind of thinking in the future; the total rejection of the vernacular to make general discussion of just about anything ecclesiastical impossible for laypeople; greater episcopal control; and more and better rules for everything else.
While the Holy Inquisition primarily oversaw the Italian book market, the Congregation of the Index was supposed to regularly update the Index of Forbidden Books
and expurgate questionable books from the worldwide market; the theologian of the Papal Household (Magister Sacri Palatii) could censor whatever he regarded as dangerous.
In a previous age, someone in the Vatican could slap this story on the Index of Forbidden Books
The survey shows that we're a long way from the old Catholic Index of forbidden books
," said Digest editor-in-chief Dan Connors.
When this work's second edition was put on the Index of Forbidden Books
in 1882, Kraus immediately published a modified third edition that was approved by the Holy Office but at the cost of the historical thoroughness of the earlier editions.
That declaration had a preconciliar, inquisitorial whiff about it that reminded millions of Catholics of nothing so much as the church's Index of Forbidden Books
, which was abandoned at Vatican II.
Vigorously criticized by conservative Catholics, this book was prohibited to all Italian seminarians in 1913 and nearly put on the Index of Forbidden Books
Catholicism's chief theologian, cardinal Robert Bellarmine, had Copernicanism declared false and the book of Copernicus placed on the Index of Forbidden Books