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Jul 11

July 11: Excommunication

The Papacy abused excommunication freely and frequently for political advantage – so much so that a bishop would excommunicate a thief who stole his property!

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Apr 28

April 28: Churches v. Divorce (862)

Divorce was finally, officially forbidden by the Council of Trent. This ushered in about two centuries of adultery, natural and unnatural vice, and flagrant prostitution.

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Nov 03

November 3: Joining Church and State

Henry VIII

King Henry VIII and the First Act of Supremacy (1534) It was also on this date, November 3, 1534, that England’s Parliament passed the first Act of Supremacy, thus making King Henry VIII head of the English church. Under Henry’s urging, and in 276 words, Parliament gave to the head of state the role until …

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