Seven Lies About Catholic History: Infamous Myths about the Church's Past and How to Answer Them

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The world hates the Church that Jesus founded, just as He said it would (John 15:18). It reviles her doctrines, mocks her moral teachings, and invents lies about her history. In every age, but especially in our modern day, historians and political powers have distorted the facts about her past (or just made up novel falsehoods from scratch) to make the Church, and the civilization it fostered, seem corrupt, backward, or simply evil.

In Seven Lies about Catholic History, Diane Moczar (author of Islam at the Gates) tackles the most infamous and prevalent historical myths about the Church—popular legends that you encounter everywhere from textbooks to T.V.—and reveals the real truth about them. She explains how they got started and why they're still around, and best of all, she gives you the facts and the arguments you need to set the record straight about:
  • The Inquisition: how it was not a bloodthirsty institution but a merciful (and necessary) one;
  • Galileo's trial: why moderns invented a myth around it to make science appear incompatible with the Catholic faith (it's not);
  • The Reformation: why the 16th-century Church was not totally corrupt (as even some Catholics wrongly believe), as well as how the reformers made things worse for everybody;
  • And other lies that the world uses to attack and discredit the Faith

Written in a brisk style that's fun and easy to read, Seven Lies about Catholic History provides the lessons that every Catholic needs in order to defend and explain not just apologize for the Church's rich and complex history.

Diane Moczar
TAN Books
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6 Reviews

  • 5
    A good read indeed, and useful

    Posted by AMS on Feb 19th 2024

    The author, a Ph.D. with a long career teaching history at a community college in Virginia, has writ…

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  • 5
    One of Dr. Moczar’s finest!

    Posted by Connor Powers on Nov 6th 2023

    I have long felt that Diane Moczar’s words cut glass, and this book affirmed that belief. Her histor…

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  • 5
    Great Read

    Posted by Tonya Mena on Sep 22nd 2023

    “Facts are neutral, but willful distortions of facts are lies; and once the lies are articulated, th…

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  • 4
    I purchased books to re

    Posted by Bernadine B. on Aug 29th 2022

    I purchased books to re supply our church library. This us one if the books.

  • 5
    Great read!

    Posted by Katherine D. on Aug 13th 2022

    Very informative. Great subjects to talk about and be broken down into detail. Helpful in order to p…

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  • 5
    Fantastic history

    Posted by Connor E. on Jun 18th 2022

    It was a great book on Catholic history