Urbain Grandier Executed for Sorcery

The Priest, the pact, Satan’s autograph. Photo by spiritdailyblog

On August 18, 1634, Urbain Grandier, a parish priest from St.-Pierre-du-Marché of Loudun, France, was executed for the crime of sorcery. All he was really guilty of was ignoring that pesky vow of celibacy (like so many clerics before him) and provoking the anger of the chief minister of France, Cardinal Richelieu. Issue #1(celibacy vows)would not have been a thing without Issue #2( pissing off a cardinal.)

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Kathy Copeland Padden

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is a news junkie, history buff, and music fanatic surfing the End Times wave with bemusement. Come along!

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