The Catholic Church actively defended its suppression of controversial literature. This collection of seven essays by the Bishop of Roermond in the Netherlands includes one concerning the need for censorship of the press. Praising the essential role of writing within the history of Christian learning, the author commented that the invention of printing by Johannes Gutenberg had resulted in a world infected by "pernicious lies."
BRB0242. Henric van Cuyck, Bishop of Roermond (1546–1609). Panegyricae orationes septem. Louvain: Philippus Zangrius, 1596.
Cuyckius, Henricus van, 1546–1609., “BRB0242,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed December 4, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/1943.