It always surprises us when people vent their anger over the Malleus Maleficarum at those of us involved with this web site. It’s misplaced anger. We understand that the Malleus is a disturbing work and that there are a lot of people who are still irritated over the Inquisition and The Burning Times. But the fact remains, we didn’t write the Malleus Maleficarum, and no one should assume that because we posted it here in its entirety that this web site was intended as a celebration of Kramer and Sprenger’s work.
You’d be surprised how many people assume it was. As such, I’ve added the following text to our “About Us” page, just to clear up a few things and, hopefully, avoid any unnecessary drama in the future.
Please Note: This web site is not affiliated with the Catholic Church in any way, shape or form. In fact, both Wicasta and Christie are Pagan. This web site is made available as a reference for a historical artifact, nothing more. We are certainly not responsible in any way, shape or form for the Malleus Maleficarum itself or any of the harm that came from it. In the end, if anyone wants to lodge a formal complaint about the Malleus Maleficarum or the Catholic Church in general, the appropriate place to do so would be the official Vatican web site – http://www.vatican.va/ – which could properly be considered the official web site of all Catholics. Recriminations about The Burning Times or the Malleus Maleficarum are misplaced here. You’re preaching to the choir.
As ever, I look forward to your feedback. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to post them here or to write us directly. Or, if you’re really pissed, maybe you should write The Pope.
Love ya! Never change.
~ Wicasta Lovelace
Just blogged on the subject of the film “Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters” and found your site’s information on both the the text itself as well as current events to be really helpful in providing a clear perspective.