The Crusades: Now and Then

    Our knowledge of the Crusades has been expanding rapidly in the past few decades.  A good starting point is to read some of the numerous works of Dr. Riley-Smith. http://www.crusades-encyclopedia.com/jonathanrileysmith.html Here is a link to a First Things

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The Truth About the Crusades

  A staple in the libels against the Catholic Church by anti-Catholic bigots are the Crusades, perhaps the most lied about period of European history.  Protestant pastor Jeff Sanders writes about what he found out about the Crusades: 1. The

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Thomas Madden

  The modern historian can only marvel at the First Crusade. I know of no other instance in human history in which so many soldiers marched thousands of miles from their home and endured numerous hardships deep in enemy territory

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Quotes Suitable For Framing: Bobby Jindal

    Catholic convert and Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal wasted no time in responding with humor to President Obama’s wretched exercise in moral equivalency at the National Prayer Breakfast:   “It was nice of the President to give us a

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The Crusades and Historical Ignorance

  One of the tenets of our faith is to instruct the ignorant.  Thus, for the benefit of President Obama who is obviously bone ignorant of the Crusades, I am reposting this post from 2012: The above video is a

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The Truth About the Crusades

  Breitbart tells us about a new series on EWTN:   But in the Middle Ages, kings and knights of Christendom set forth to push back against the inroads of Islamic forces into majority Christian areas in the Holy Land and

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The Crusades and Historical Ignorance

The above video is a salute to Rick Santorum, former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, for understanding the essential nature of the Crusades as a defensive reaction to Islamic aggression.  In the video below we have a rather mindless

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