There you are at a dinner party or the neighborhood barbeque or your office or a family wedding and someone brings up last night's program on cable TV supposedly uncovering the truth about the Spanish Inquisition, the Crusades, Pope Pius the Twelfth or Galileo.
Of course, the Catholic Church and her hierarchy have been portrayed as simple-minded or reactionary or unenlightened or scurrilous or manipulative or calculating. Bingo! You have just entered the prejudiced mindset of our contemporary culture toward Catholicism.
In our series of programs this week, we will discuss each of these hot button issues and set the historical record straight. In addition, we will provide you with the talking points you need to share the truth with others right when you need it.