His provocative new book, God's Jury, examines the Catholic Inquisition
for insight into our own time.
It is 1598, and at home his father has been burned at the stake by the Roman Catholic Inquisition
for printing a supposedly heretical pamphlet.
The play is set in 1316, a year in which the Catholic Inquisition
burned thousands of people at the stake, and details the efforts of the bishop of Prague to keep the peace.
As a priest and psychotherapist, I find this exclusionary behavior abusive, judgmental and reminiscent of the old Catholic Inquisition
Dear Editor, -In the 17th century the Catholic Inquisition
threatened the Italian scientist Galileo with torture for saying things that were later accepted as proven scientific fact.