I almost forgot! Today, 17 February, is the anniversary of Giordano Bruno’s meeting with the stake in the Campo de’ Fiori of Rome. Anti-Catholics and masons put up a gloomy, ugly huge statue of him, the base decorated with plaques of famous heretics and Church haters.
Giordano Bruno was a seriously weird cat and a heretic. He would find himself right at Villanova or the Fishwrap (aka National Schismatic Reporter).
A few years ago, The History Blog had a longish piece about the heretic. It included a screen shot of a smart phone app which would let you burn Giordano at the stake. Here is a shot: