Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Mythbusting Apologist Sets the Record Straight

Forty Anti-Catholic Lies: A Mythbusting Apologist Sets the Record Straight

by Gerard Verschuuren


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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 lives 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 holydays
  • 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781622825240
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 05/17/2018
Pages: 352
Sales rank: 560,259
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Part 1 Catholicism and the Bible

1 Catholics are forbidden to read the Bible 5

2 Catholics added hooks to the Bible 13

3 Catholics think the Bible is not enough 19

4 Catholics manipulated the Ten Commandments 29

5 Catholics invented new sacraments 35

6 Catholics invented Purgatory 47

Part 2 Catholicism and Its Controversies

7 Catholics are led by the antichrist 55

8 Catholics think salvation can be earned 61

9 Catholics invented priests 67

10 Catholics wrongly call their priests "Father" 77

11 Catholics have an easy way out: Confession 85

Part 3 Catholicism and Its Uniqueness

12 Catholics are not Christians 93

13 Catholics venerate Mary as a goddess 101

14 Catholics venerate statues 109

15 Catholics live by rituals 119

16 Catholics wallow in Christ's Passion 125

17 Catholics consume Jesus' Body and Blood 131

18 Catholics are required to believe in apparitions 137

Part 4 Catholicism and Other Religions

19 Catholics think Heaven is only for them 145

20 Catholics claim to own the truth 151

21 Catholics take orders from the pope 163

Part 5 Catholicism and Its History

22 Catholics celebrate pagan holy days 173

23 Catholics are crusaders against Islam 181

24 Catholics killed thousands during the Inquisition 189

25 Catholics helped establish Hitler 199

26 Catholics were told to ignore the Holocaust 209

Part 6 Catholicism and Science

27 Catholics don't use their heads 217

28 Catholics still live in the Dark Ages 223

29 Catholics believe in double truth 233

30 Catholics have held science back 241

31 Catholics lost the case against Galileo 247

32 Catholics are troubled by the big bang 253

33 Catholics believe in a six-day creation 263

34 Catholics make God a magician 273

Part 7 Catholicism and Society

35 Catholics reject modem ideas 281

36 Catholics are against free speech 289

37 Catholics are against women 299

38 Catholics impose their own Sharia law 309

39 Catholics use religion to discriminate 315

40 Catholics are highly selective in morality 323

Afterword 333

About the Author 335

Index 337

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