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The Crusades: Can You Handle the Truth of what Really Happened? 11/11/2014

Attention Catholic Men: Did you know that You’ve Been Lied to All Your Life by Revisionist ‘Historians’?

You think the Inquisition was all about genocide committed by the Catholic Church against everyone with whom they disagreed. Right? What if I were to tell you that fewer heretics were put to death under the entire Spanish Inquisition (in the 16 century) than during the short reign of Queen Elizabeth I—you know, ‘Good Queen Bess’?

You think Galileo was a freedom fighter and that the "anti-Science” Catholic Church was all about shutting down science and promoting superstition. Right? Well, what if I were to tell you that the Church was the chief sponsor of science at the time, that Galileo was a lifelong faithful Catholic, that most scientists at the time were Catholic priests and that Galileo’s case is not at all what it seems? Did you know, for example, that Galileo repented, apologized, received the Last Rites and died in the good graces of the Church he loved? The revisionist "historians” left that part off. Why?

And how about those Crusades? Yes, you know, ever since grade school we were told horror stories about marauding crusaders raping and pillaging their way through poor Muslim villages in pursuit of gold, power and glory? There was nothing good about those guys, right?

In November, the AOTM is proud to bring back historian Christopher Check from Catholic Answers as part of our "Anti-Catholic Revisionists Exposed” series. You remember Chris Check telling us what really happened with the Cristeros, the Mexican Revolution of the 1920s, and what really happened at Lepanto in previous AOTMs. This year he’s going to tell us what really happened with the Crusades.

The Crusades: Can You Handle the Truth?

In the popular imagination the Crusades were an exercise in the brutal and intolerant colonization of Palestine by savage French knights determined to enrich themselves. In reality, in both intention and action, the Crusades were something quite different. This lecture will help Catholic understand what the Crusades were and also help them defend the Church against the charge that Catholics should apologize for this sometimes glorious and sometimes tragic moment in the history of the Church.

Bring your sons, bring your neighbors, bring anyone who wants to know the truth about why the enemies of the Catholic Church are making history up as they go along.
What's on the Menu
Spinach Dip
This dip is a blend of two types of cheese, spinach, roasted garlic and spices. Then we top it off with another layer of cheese and bake it until golden brown.
Robust Red Sauce over Spaghetti Pasta
This spicy and very robust tomato sauce is bursting with sausage, onions, bell peppers, mushrooms and brought to perfection with a little red wine. Served over a bed of pasta.
Cheese Covered Garlic Herb Bread and Caesar Salad as a side.
Brownies and Ice Cream
Fresh Baked Ghirardelli Double Chocolate Brownies and Ice Cream

AOTM General Event Information
4:00pm Social Hour and Appetizers
5:10pm Rosary in the Church
5:30pm Traditional Latin Mass
7:00pm Dinner
7:30pm Main Presentation/Debate
9:30pm Wrap Up

Adult General Admission: $20 and
Minor General Admission: $15 (Sons under 21).

Come share conversation, refreshments and appetizers with other guys then enjoy a fabulous "Manly Meal”. After that, listen to a great debate on the things that matter most. Men of all creeds and ages are welcome to join in the good humor, food, and fellowship. Priests and seminarians get in free but will not be shown partiality in debate. Fathers are encouraged to bring their minor sons.

Audio Files
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The Crusades: Can You Handle the Truth of what Really Happened? Christopher Check 11/11/2014 Talk/Debate MP3 Download

Event Speakers

Christopher Check

Pine Valley Associates, Inc.
Dan Selner
(651) 994-9550
PVA provides expertise in software development, user experience, communications strategy, Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Internet marketing and systems integration to provide innovative, quality solutions and deliver superior customer satisfaction.