Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church

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The Roman Catholic Church has been the target of suspicion and hostility for thousands of years – arguably beginning when Jesus lived and preached. In THE SEVEN BIG MYTHS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, author Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D., distinguishes fact from fiction regarding what the Catholic Church actually does believe... and teach.

Kaczor addresses many hot-button topics that are “ripped from the headlines” – faith vs. science; the status of women; contraception; same-sex marriage; and clergy-abuse scandals. He clarifies the official teachings of the Church on these matters without excusing or justifying wrongdoing. He then demonstrates that significant public opinion about Catholicism has been based on misunderstanding and misinformation. Read more

Christopher KaczorTHE AUTHOR
Christopher Kaczor, Ph.D.
, is a professor of philosophy at Loyola Marymount University and the author of The Ethics of Abortion: Women's Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice; Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues; Life Issues — Medical Choices; and How to Stay Catholic in College. See more on the Author page.




"Christopher Kaczor is one of our finest young Catholic philosophers. In The Seven Big Myths about 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 José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles

"All of this book is full of clarity and charity, but two chapters are
masterpieces each worth ten times the price of the whole book. The chapter
on contraception is the most simple, commonsensical, winsome, and persuasive
I have ever seen. The chapter on same-sex marriage has the clearest and the
completest logic I have ever read on the subject."
Peter Kreeft, Boston College, Author, Because God Is Real

"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."
Francis J. Beckwith, Professor of Philosophy, Baylor University

"Kaczor clears up damaging misconceptions about the Church common among both Catholics and non-Catholics who have been deluged with anti-Catholic propaganda. The book is not only an engaging read, but a splendid conversational resource."
J. Budziszewski, Author, What We Can't Not Know: A Guide

"Every seminary, every RCIA program, every parish effort in continuing education should make The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church required reading."
Ronald K. Tacelli, SJ, Author, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics

"Whether it's the idea that the Church is anti-science, anti-women, anti-sex, or what have you, people can't resist a juicy myth about the Catholic Church. That's what makes Dr. Christopher Kaczor's book so timely. He cuts
through the myth to expose the truth."
Jimmy Akin, Author, The Fathers Know Best

"The Seven Big Myths about the Catholic Church combats the standard errors about Catholicism (so often flung with anger) with nary a hint of combativeness. Indeed, Kaczor loves his enemy. This book is myth-busting at its best about the things that matter most. Listen up. He knows what he's talking about—and so will you."
Patrick Coffin, Host, Catholic Answers Live

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