The Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen once said: “There are not more than 100 people in the world who truly hate the Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they perceive to be the Catholic Church.”

Misconceptions, inaccurate perceptions and – yes – myths have colored opinions of the Church literally since Jesus walked among us. In THE SEVEN BIG MYTHS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH, Dr. Christopher Kaczor distinguishes fact from fiction regarding what the Church actually does believe … and teach. Join Dr. Kaczor and fellow Directors of Communication, Directors of Religious Education and Adult Faith Formation and others to learn how the Church can address:

• The Myth of Catholic Irrationality;
• The Myth of Catholic Indifference to Earthly Welfare;
• The Myth of Catholic Misogyny;
• The Myth of Opposition between Love and Procreation;
• The Myth of Catholic “Homophobia” and Inaction against HIV/AIDS;
• The Myth that there is No Rational Basis for Limiting Marriage to One Man and One Woman;
• The Myth of Priestly Pedophilia.

EVENT: Dr. Christopher Kaczor will host a live Web event to discuss and field questions about his new book, THE SEVEN BIG MYTHS ABOUT THE CATHOLIC CHURCH.

WHEN: 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST on Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2012.

WHERE: Online at www.LiveStream.com/IgnatiusPress. RSVPs encouraged.

FORMAT: Dr. Kaczor will open with general comments about the book and his reasons for writing it, then will take questions from participants through the website, Facebook and Twitter.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

Dr. Christopher Kaczor is Professor of Philosophy at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. His other books include The Ethics of Abortion: Women’s Rights, Human Life, and the Question of Justice; O Rare Ralph McInerny: Stories and Reflections on a Legendary Notre Dame Professor; Thomas Aquinas on the Cardinal Virtues; Life Issues-Medical Choices; Thomas Aquinas on Faith, Hope, and Love; The Edge of Life: Human Dignity and Contemporary Bioethics; Proportionalism and the Natural Law Tradition; and How to Stay Catholic in College. Kaczor’s research on issues of ethics, philosophy, and religion has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, National Review, NPR, BBC, EWTN, ABC, NBC, FOX, CBS, MSNBC, and NBC’s “The Today Show.”

ABOUT THE BOOK:

“In this galvanizing book, Prof. Christopher Kaczor demolishes with calm, steady, remorseless logic seven of today’s most toxic prejudices against the Faith. 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, S.J., Author, Handbook of Catholic Apologetics

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