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More Black Legends: The Church, the Jews, and the Nazis

More Black Legends: The Church, the Jews, and the Nazis

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, February 25: The Church, the Jews and … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: The Church, Copernicus and Galileo

Black Legends: The Church, Copernicus and Galileo

The fourth part of the Black Legends series is December 10 at 7:00 in the Cathedral’s Heiring Auditorium. Catholics always seem to be apologizing. Has the Church really been all that bad? Explore the facts behind the legends of Catholic history.—facts which are sometimes shocking, often surprising, sometimes even inspiring. Learn what they should have taught you in school but didn’t. Expect to get mad. Expect to get informed. Bring your anti-Catholic friends. Expect them to get mad—and informed—too. This is not just … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: Did Columbus Prove the Earth is Round?

Black Legends: Did Columbus Prove the Earth is Round?

The third part of the Black Legends series is November 12 at 7:00 in the Cathedral’s Heiring Auditorium. Catholics always seem to be apologizing. Has the Church really been all that bad? Explore the facts behind the legends of Catholic history.—facts which are sometimes shocking, often surprising, sometimes even inspiring. Learn what they should have taught you in school but didn’t. Expect to get mad. Expect to get informed. Bring your anti-Catholic friends. Expect them to get mad—and informed—too. This is not just … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: The Inquisition

Black Legends: The Inquisition

The second part of the Black Legends series is October 8 at 7:00 in the Cathedral’s Heiring Auditorium. Catholics always seem to be apologizing. Has the Church really been all that bad? Explore the facts behind the legends of Catholic history.—facts which are sometimes shocking, often surprising, sometimes even inspiring. Learn what they should have taught you in school but didn’t. Expect to get mad. Expect to get informed. Bring your anti-Catholic friends. Expect them to get mad—and informed—too. This is not just … Read entire article »

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Black Legends: The Crusades

Black Legends: The Crusades

September 10, 2013   The Crusades This first session treated the topic of the Crusades and attempted to dispel many erroneous notions about them. More than sixty were in attendance. By request, here are some of the books references in the presentation: GENERAL: Madden, Thomas F. A Concise History of the Crusades (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Inc., 1999). Moczar, Diane. Seven Lies About Catholic History (TAN Books, 2010), Chapter 3 pp. 53-74. Riley-Smith, Jonathan. The Crusades, Christianity, and Islam (Columbia University … Read entire article »

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Q&A about Reformation Background

How many churches are there? (Christ founded one true Church. There can be no others.) And that one, of course, is the Catholic Church? (Of course.) So all other Christian churches are entirely false? (I didn’t say that. All other Christian churches deviate to some extent from the fullness of truth found in the Catholic Church. “Catholic” means, among other things, “complete” or “full”. But if other churches are Christian at all, they must retain some measure of the truth of Christ’s gospel.) Are all Catholics saved? (Probably not.) Are all Protestants damned? (Probably not.) What difference does it make if one is Catholic or Protestant? (Do you want to belong to Christ’s own Church? If your answer is “No”, you’re the one who needs to explain, not me.) Can’t we all just be nice and go to Heaven? (No. What’s “nice”, anyway?) Is … Read entire article »

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