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The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction about Catholicism Hardcover – October 8, 2012
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"In my own pilgrimage back to the Catholic Church was the growing realization, as a consequence of study and reflection, that much of what I had believed about the Church, its doctrines, and its practices was mistaken. This is why I find Professor Kaczor's book to be so important. It will not only equip Catholics to address the Church's critics, it will also help some outside the Church to overcome obstacles that have prevented many of them from seriously considering Catholicism." ----Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University
"Christopher Kaczor is one of our finest young Catholic philosophers. In The Seven Big Myths of the Catholic Church, he shows that he is also one of our finest defenders of the Catholic faith. Essential reading for the new evangelization." ----Most Reverend Jose H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles
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Dr. Christopher Kaczor agrees, and in his new book The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church: Distinguishing Fact from Fiction about Catholicism (Ignatius Press, hardcover, 164 pages) he clears up seven of the biggest misunderstandings. The chosen myths include:
- The Church opposes science
- The Church opposes freedom and happiness
- The Church hates women
- The Church is indifferent to love because she rejects contraception
- The Church hates gays
- The Church opposes same-sex marriage for irrational reasons
- The Church's abuse crisis was due to priestly celibacy
In each chapter, Kaczor untwists the objection by combining Church teaching with historical, psychological, and social data. For example, when proving that the Church supports science, he provides several excerpts from papal teachings that hold reason and research in high regard. Even more, he highlights many great scientists who were either Catholic or educated in Catholic institutions. Finally, he explains how the Catholic Church is one of the biggest proponents of science today through her astronomy labs, research funding, and universities.Read more ›
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In my opinion, the first three chapters might have been expanded and the last four consolidated I think the author
Was not as convincing on the questions involving sexual... Read more
This book was a short read but filled with great info. I liked it so much that I passed it on to my daughter.Published 20 months ago by Dodi R.
Very well thought out, logical arguments debunking many of the myths that continue to plague the Catholic Church in the modern age.Published 21 months ago by Richard A Hansen
The seven myths are: 1&2) The Church opposes Science, and Freedom & Happiness, 3&4) The Church hates women, gay people, 5) The Church is indiffewrent to love, 6) The Church opposes... Read morePublished 22 months ago by Charles P. Poole, Jr.
Well done and easy reading. It shold be read my Catholics and all critics of catholism. Highly recommend it. Sincerely, CnPublished on November 7, 2013 by CharlieN
Kaczor is a great writer who is knowledgeable about moral theology
and yet able to bring it down to the layman's level. Read more
This a a very informative book and a wonderful apologetics any Catholic can ever put their brain into. I recommend this to all confirmation student to clarify any doubts.Published on August 3, 2013 by Maria Estela Gordo DeVera
Some excellent logic in some of the essays, others just OK. Myth's about the Catholic Church are numerous. I think he could have combined some essays and covered more areas.Published on May 18, 2013 by Matthew P. Ryan