“History is a set of lies agreed upon,”
More lies have been aimed at destroying the good
name and holy work of our Roman Catholic Church
than any other institution in the world.
Even most Catholics believe the lies they were
taught in high school or have seen on television.
Do you know—and are you able to—
defend the true history of our Catholic Church?
Here’s a test:
Is this how Cortez and other Catholic
Spaniards treated the Aztecs?
Do you know why Galileo
really faced the Inquisition?
Europe was once united.
Do you know what event led to divisions,
revolutions, and even to modernist thinking?
Do you know which democratic revolutionaries were
considered to be the enemies of the Church?
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Many books have been written about the
history of the Catholic Church.
But few history books have been
written from a Catholic perspective.
That is, until Sophia Institute’s
Here is an unabashedly Catholic history that documents
scores of assaults on our Catholic Faith these past five
centuries—and it delineates our Church’s
brave response to each one.
For 500 years, wave after wave of cynical anti-Catholic men
and movements have wrought havoc on the Faith—men like
Luther, Marx, Darwin, Hitler, and Rousseau.
Together, they ripped the heart from our culture’s
chest, leaving our once noble Christendom a ruined city,
devastated politically and spiritually, morally and intellectually.
Celebrated Catholic historian Diane Moczar counters
here with an unflinching sketch of these five woeful centuries
with sound reasons for hope, for even after 500 years of
sustained persecution, our Church has not merely survived,
but continues in many places to flourish.
Almost 2,000 years ago, Tertullian noted that
the “blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church,”
a truth borne out these past 500 years.
Time-after-time, as Moczar shows, persecution has not
snuffed out the Faith, but brought forth great saints whose
brave examples gave strength to our besieged Church.
These pages will convince you that
the Church is, indeed, Christ acting in the world.
And this book will convince you that no matter how
strong or ruthless or vicious her opponents, Christ’s Church
will not be vanquished, but will endure to the end of time.
by Diane Moczar
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In Islam at the Gates: How Christendom Defeated the Ottoman Turks, Diane Moczar pulls back the curtain on one of the most important acts in the drama of Muslim aggression against the West: the 500-year-long siege of Europe by the Ottoman Turks.
Tracing the rise of the Turkish people from wandering Asian tribe to mighty pan-continental empire, Islam at the Gates chronicles the heroes and villains, the battles and atrocities, the tragic errors and timely miracles, that marked the Ottomans’ incursions from Europe’s borders to the very heart of Christendom; and then, by the grace of God, their eventual repulsion and final defeat.
In these pages you’ll encounter:
- The bold sultans, timid emperors, and vile traitors who aided the Turkish advance — and the popes who tirelessly preached Crusade against it
- Brave saints who rallied Christian forces against the invaders — including the hardy warrior-monk who died in battle at the age of sixty-one
- The island fortress whose rag-tag defenders continually thwarted superior numbers of Ottoman attackers — defying even the great sultan Suleiman
- The suffering of millions of Christian families in occupied lands — their children kidnapped and forced into Muslim armies and harems
- Folk heroes from the hills of Hungary and Albania who rose up against their Ottoman overlords — and whose guerilla tactics inspired their people
- The tragic fall of Constantinople, seat of Eastern Christianity — its people slaughtered, its treasures plundered, its sacred places befouled
- Europe’s pivotal, improbable pair of victories at Lepanto and Vienna, and the defeat of the last great Turkish offensive on September 11, 1697
Solid history and dramatic narrative make Islam at the Gates a moving look at Europe’s long struggle against the Turks. But the author’s shrewd Catholic outlook also makes it an edifying one.
Had these events unfolded just a little differently, Christian civilization might have been conquered by the sword of Allah. If we fail to learn the lessons of history, Dr. Moczar warns, the West may yet fall.
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