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Forty Anti-Catholic Lies
Tired of being stumped when false claims are made about the Catholic Church? Want to be armed with knowledge that puts these mistruths to rest?
In these pages, veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church.
With precision and charity, you’ll soon be able to defend the Church when you’re told that Catholics . . .
- Still live in the Dark Ages
- Reject modern ideas of justice
- Oppress women
- Oppose free speech
- Killed thousands during the Inquisition
- Take orders from the pope
- Reject science
- Worship statues and the Virgin Mary
- Added books to the Bible
- Invented purgatory
- Wrongly call priests “father”
- Celebrate pagan holidays
- Helped Hitler seize power
- And so much more!
Relying on historical works and official Church documents, Vershuuren authoritatively proves that these and many other claims are simply caricatures or outright misrepresentations of the real beliefs of Catholics.
Read this book and you’ll be armed with the knowledge and confidence you need to defend the Catholic Church from those who wrongly disparage her teachings. Better yet, you’ll be equipped to proclaim the soul-saving truth of our Faith.
Anti-Catholic Myths Debunked
Have you had to defend these critiques?
The Catholic Church withholds the Bible from Catholics
The Catholic Church blindfolds reason with art, music, and sentimentalism.
The Catholic Church wrongly promotes worship of Mary and the saints.
Many good people reject the Catholic Church for what they consider to be its absurd teachings. In these pages, Archbishop Patrick John Ryan shows that these souls are mistaken not in condemning absurd teachings, but in believing those teachings to be Catholic.
Archbishop Ryan considers the most common charges levied against Catholicism, showing that not only are those scorned doctrines not Catholic, they're condemned by the Church! Here are just a few of the common misconceptions that are corrected in this book:
- That the Church claims to endow its priests with the power of forgiveness a power reserved to God alone
- That Catholics believe inanimate objects (such as relics and holy water) can perform miracles
- That Catholics pray as well to statues, images, and relics, offering them worship that belongs to God alone
- And many more surprising charges!
This book is no catechism nor is it meant to be; reading it won't make a person Catholic. But it will expel from the minds of fair-minded souls scores of popular misconceptions about the Church ones that have for too long served as impediments to persons genuinely yearning for full communion with Christ.
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