The Big Three

Apostolic Apologetics: The Big Three


Editor's Note: This section is still under construction. I am making an attempt to treat with no causality the subjects contained here, thus, these pages will be created slowly by adding upon them over time. This is an ongoing project, and I intend to thoroughly examine these topics.

Introduction

This particular set of documents deal directly with subjects I feel are the "big three" focuses of anti-Catholic proponents. They are the Crusades, the Inquisition, and the Galileo affair. This page is broken into those sub-sections. It is my understanding, through a thorough yet still incomplete study of these subjects that they are most often misrepresented as far as Catholic topics are concerned, both by the population at large, as well as by anti-Catholics. It is frequent that when these subjects are discussed that we get falsehood, or at best incomplete facts. It is my aim not to advocate these events, but to explain the myths surrounding them and to bring them into proper perspective.

The Galileo Affair

Galileo before the Holy Office, a 19th century painting by Joseph-Nicolas Robert-Fleury

This section will discuss common myths and seldom heard facts regarding the Galileo affair.


The Crusades

Painting of the 1187's Battle of the Horns of Hattin, the turning point in the Crusades from an unidentified medieval manuscript.

This section will provide a detailed account of the crusades, including the sack of Constantinople.

(Coming Soon)

The Inquisition


The seal of the Spanish Inquisition depicts the cross, the branch and the sword.

This section will cover the different inquisitions throughout history, as well as the facts neglected and myths perpetuated regarding them.

(Coming Soon)
Subpages (1): The Galileo Affair
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