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The scientific revolution did not lead to a decrease in the power of the Catholic Church. First of all, the power of the Catholic Church is due solely to its' founder, which is God: Jesus Christ, and its guide, which is God: the Holy Spirit. Secondly, nearly everyone involved in the scientific revolution was a Catholic priest or monk doing research, and all of it was approved by the Church. Third, I believe that you have the scientific revolution confused with the Renaissance in which non-believers and Deists furthered the state as against the Church and led to a decrease in the temporal power of the Church.

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They didn't care about Scientific Revolution.


The "Scientific Revolution" did not weaken the Catholic Church, the Scientific Revolution was brought about by the Catholic Church. Nearly everyone who contributed to it for centuries was Catholic, in many notable cases, they were even clergy or monks. People of a protestant or secular viewpoint often make the claim that the scientific revolution led to a weakening of the Church because the Church relied on things not seen, while science relied on provable facts, but this is a straw argument, and doesn't touch the reality that everyone actually doing the science was a Catholic.


The Catholic Church is and has never been afraid of the "scientific revolution." Science and Faith are not enemies - in fact the Church developed the method proclaimed as "scientific research" early on in its existence. Just think of Gregory Mendel and his genetic experiments with peas and mice. So you should say that the Catholic Church effected the scientific revolution, not that it was affected by it.


The Catholic church prosecuted Galileo for his ideas. He was excommunicated and the church tried to negate his opinions that threatened its existence.


The Catholic Church does not fear now, nor did She ever fear, the advances of science. In fact, throughout the history, the Catholic Church has been the principal benefactor and supporter of science and the arts.


They promoted learning outside the control of the government and Catholic Church.



A lot of what the church teaches is not scientific.


Both scientists challenged ideas supported by the Roman Catholic Church.



The Catholic Church was the richest institution in the country and the largest land owner.


Scientist Galileo Galilei established that the earth and other planets exist in a solar system, and revolve around the sun. The Catholic Church disputed this and charged him with heresy as the church held that the earth and not the sun was at the center.


because you cannot scientifically prove the existence of God. perhaps they were afraid people would lose faith.


The French revolution was extremely hostile to the Catholic Church. They guillotined priests, nuns, and sisters by the hundreds, desecrated Churches, and destroyed priceless relics.



Catholic church, Christianity, king, nobility


The Catholic Church in France during the French Revolution was all but destroyed, they killed the priests, the nuns, the sisters; they desecrated the Churches, and destroyed priceless relics.


There is only one Catholic Church, and all ordained priests were members of it before the revolution.


You need to tell us what revolution. Russian, French, American?


It was the French citizen who was opposed by the Royalty and the Catholic Church.


The King, the Jesuits, and the people of the Vendee region all supported the Church during the insanity of the French revolution.


The Catholic Church lose power during the French Revolution. Instead of the Catholic Church, a new creation was introduced... The Cult of the Supreme Being. This cult was founded by Maximilian Robespierre, the head of the Jacobins and a major figure in the Reign of Terror. However, after the Revolution ended, the Catholic Church regained much of its former power. This was, in part, due to the fact that many of the "common" people in France were firm followers in the Church, even throughout the Revolution, and after it, when the Church was re-named as the state "religion," they went happily back into their old way of life, with the Catholic Church.Nova Net: The Catholic Church was separated from governmentIt was greatly changed because of the confiscation of huge properties owned by the church, the expulsion of monks and nuns and the imprisonment and death of hundreds of priests.



Answer from a CatholicTo the best of my knowledge, the Church was not against the scientific method at any time. They may even have contributed to it. If you want to have a specific argument dealt with, you are going to have to provide it.


Yes. And it was refused. The French Revolution in turn seized all of the property of the Catholic Church and sold it to the highest bidder.



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