Source: Web The Crusades seem to be provoke many (mostly non believers with an existing dislike for Catholicism) to anger. Whenever there is unrest with fundamentalism in the Islamic world from groups such as Isis, westerners are always quick to remind Christians that Crusaders done many terrible things to Muslims in the name of Christ. … Continue reading Should Catholics Be Embarrassed By The Crusades?
A common misconception is that Constantinople was sacked by the Crusaders simply for economic reasons and to gain power. Nothing could be further from the truth. As the video below demonstrates quoting many historians, the sack of the city was self inflicted. Alexius the IV, who had an agreement with the Crusaders to fund the … Continue reading Video: Debunking The Myth Why The Crusaders Sacked Constantinople
Image by Shutterbug75 from Pixabay This morning I found a check (spelled "cheque" for Europeans) that I could not cash from 15 years ago. It was from a lovely man called Mr. Alan Oates. Alan was touching 40, about 5,5 in feet with ginger hair that was curly on top and short on the sides … Continue reading A Check For £19.50 From Mr. Alan Oates
We paid a visit to the shrine of Saint Oliver Plunkett today. He was Martyred in 1681 on false charges brought agaisnt him, trialled by a Kangaroo court. It is great to have his relics so close. Head of St.Oliver Plunkett From the gift shop attached to the Church.
St.Oliver Plunkett By Stephen Bernard Mc Elligottwww.stephenbernard.org I am a photographer for many years now. In 2018 I undertook a journey in the footsteps of St.Oliver Plunkett subsequently published on a Christian website known as Aleteia. Tomorrow is July 1st his feast day in the Roman Catholic Church. I would like to share this article … Continue reading Photographs: A Pilgrimage In The Footsteps Of St.Oliver Plunkett
Source: Web Gouffier of Lastours was a Crusading knight from France who took part in the first Crusade. He helped in the siege of Antioch and took Jerusalem in 1099, driving the Muslims back into the tower of David where they ultimately surrendered. During the course of his stay, it is said he rescued a … Continue reading How The Crusader Tamed The Lion
Image by Lorri Lang from Pixabay I've witnessed some people who left the Catholic Church recently announce it on social media. The people who announce it are usually Catholic celebrities who feel like they owe it to their "fans" some sort of explanation. They don't really owe them an explanation which is why I find … Continue reading Our Reasons For Leaving The Catholic Church
Source: web Departure for the Crusades included many varied ceremonies in and around western Europe. From receiving Crosses, scrips and staffs to wild going away parties for the more wealthy Lords and landowners, others were quite stoical in nature. They took place behind closed doors without anyone taking notice. One such person was an Irishman … Continue reading The Irish Gaelic Poet Who Went On The Fifth Crusade
Kiera sleeps beside me as I take a nap. I bought a new puppy recently. I've had her now about four months and I'm currently in the process of training and building trust with her. As I'm training her, I've recognized a lot about the importance of a dog trusting its owner. I saw in … Continue reading To Live A True Life In God We Must Trust Him
Image by lininha_bs from Pixabay The Church permits Holy Communion in the hand so it is not a sin. However, this does not mean that it is a practice that should be continued. There is a popular misconception that Vatican II permitted Holy Communion in the hand, but nothing could be further from the truth. … Continue reading Is Holy Communion In The Hand A Sin?