Forty Anti-Catholic Lies

A Mythbusting Apologist Sets the Record Straight

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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.

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Most Rev. William E. Lori photo

"I thank Dr. Gerard Verschuuren for lending such a great support to this necessary and important effort!"

Most Rev. William E. Lori
Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore
James V.  Schall, S. J. photo

"Seeing the myths stated and explained serves both for clarity and truth."

James V. Schall, S. J.
Professor Emeritus, Department of Government, Georgetown University
Russell Shaw photo

"Dr. Gerard Verschuuren's intelligent explanations are models of clear thinking and clear expression that make a valuable contribution to the important task of setting the record straight."

Russell Shaw
Consultor of the Pontifical Council for Social Communications; Adjunct professor at the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome; Former Secretary for Public Affairs of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops/US Catholic Conference
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"Easy to read, it is a comprehensive, and authoritative, volume, one that sets the record straight."

Dr. Bill Donohue
President, Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights

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  • Pages: 352
  • Format(s): Sale-priced ppbk, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622825-240
  • Product Code: 5240
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Forty Anti-Catholic Lies set

Veteran apologist Gerard Verschuuren provides thorough yet concise answers to forty of the most common — and absurd — lies about the Catholic Church.

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