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The Truth about the Reformation: Results of the Reformation

The Truth about the Reformation: Results of the Reformation

Sixth  Session:    Results of the Reformation August 11, 2015    7:00-8:30 p.m.    Heiring Auditorium   This is the conclusion of Holy Family’s discussion series about the Reformation. Every Christian, Catholic or Protestant, needs to know these things. Come and find out. Bring your friends, including ex-Catholics, non-Catholics, and anti-Catholics. Questions, comments and arguments are welcome.   The 500th Anniversary of the Reformation comes in 2017. Should we celebrate? Find out what the Reformation really did to us — you’ll be shocked.   A few hints: how … Read entire article »

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The Truth about the English Reformation

The Truth about the English Reformation

Fifth  Session:    The English Reformation July 14, 2015    7:00-8:30 p.m.    Heiring Auditorium   Anglo-American culture has been anti-Catholic for almost 500 years – ever since the English Reformation. Henry VIII and his many wives (was one of them his daughter?) … St. Thomas More (did he really keep a torture chamber in his home?) … Thomas Cranmer, liturgist and liar … The romantic and tragic Mary Queen of Scots … Cecil, a disfigured villain (Shakespeare’s Richard III in the flesh) … Shakespeare himself (was … Read entire article »

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The Truth about the Reformation: Calvin’s Reformation

The Truth about the Reformation: Calvin’s Reformation

Third Session: Luther’s Reformation May 12, 2015    7:00-8:30 p.m.    Holy Family’s Heiring Auditorium   John Calvin (that’s not his real name) was and remains a mysterious personality. But his thoughts and writings may be even more important than Luther’s. Luther invented Protestantism, but Calvin shaped it. Learn how Calvin created a Protestant city-state at Geneva which maintained its own “inquisition” while encouraging the spread of Calvinism elsewhere, especially in France. Hear the truth about the infamous St. Bartholomew’s … Read entire article »

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The Truth about the Reformation: Background on the Reformation

The Truth about the Reformation: Background on the Reformation

  First Session: Background to the Reformation March 10, 2015    7:00-8:30 p.m.    Auditorium   Learn just how badly the Reformation didn’t have to happen — the truth behind all those horror stories about medieval backwardness, bad Popes, corrupt Church and clergy, suppression of the Bible, sale of indulgences, etc., etc. Once you know why the Reformation didn’t have to happen, you can begin to see why it did happen. Can anyone have Jesus and the Bible without the Catholic … Read entire article »

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The Truth about the Reformation: Luther’s Reformation

The Truth about the Reformation: Luther’s Reformation

Second Session: Luther’s Reformation April 14, 2015    7:00-8:30 p.m.    Auditorium   You’ve heard the stories: Martin Luther, an honest monk, nailed his 95 Theses to the church door in Wittenberg, rediscovered the authentic Bible, purified the Church, freed the downtrodden masses from the oppression of Throne and Altar, and established every person’s right to interpret Scripture according to his own private conscience. It didn’t really happen that way.   Learn who Luther really was – what he was really like … Read entire article »

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The Truth About the Reformation

The Truth About the Reformation

Real ecumenism begins with truth. What really happened in the Reformation–and why–and how much difference does it make in today’s world? Our previous “Black Legends” audience asked for it, so here it is: an entire series of talks on the Reformation. Learn where Protestantism came from, and what it really is. Along the way, learn important truths about Catholicism. Compare basic Catholic and Protestant beliefs and practices. Discuss Protestant criticisms of Catholicism, and Catholic criticisms of … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: The Church in the Modern World

Black Legends: The Church in the Modern World

Tuesday, May 27: The Church in the Modern World, 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., downstairs in the Heiring Auditorium. Bring your friends, including ex-Catholics, non-Catholics, and anti-Catholics. Questions, comments and arguments are welcome. What really happened at Vatican II…and afterward? Why have so many things changed since Vatican II? Why have so many things not changed since Vatican II (like the Church’s teaching on contraception)? Where do the postwar Popes (namely Pius XII, John XXIII, Paul VI, … Read entire article »

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More Black Legends: April 29 & May 27

More Black Legends: April 29 & May 27

Bring your friends, including ex-Catholics, non-Catholics, and anti-Catholics. Questions, comments and arguments are welcome. The Schedule: Tuesday, April 29: The Reformation Tuesday, May 27: The Church in the Modern World All sessions will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., downstairs in the Heiring Auditorium. April 29: The Reformation. Were the “bad Popes” really that bad? Did the Church try to hide the Bible? Did Catholics try to buy salvation with indulgences? Who was Martin Luther? What did the Reformation … Read entire article »

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More Black Legends: The Catholics & The Orthodox

More Black Legends: The Catholics & The Orthodox

You asked for more talks on controversial subjects in Catholic history. But you’re also supposed to be allowed a summer vacation. So, between now and summer, there’s time for four more monthly sessions. That’s not enough time to deal with all the subjects you’ve asked about, but as many as possible will be addressed. All sessions will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m., downstairs in the Heiring Auditorium: Tuesday, March 11: The Catholics and the Orthodox Tuesday, … Read entire article »

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