- 2 Book Set
- Bad Shepherds: Five Eras When The Faithful Thrived While Church Leaders Did The Devil’s Work
- How devout Catholics have thrived in spite of corrupt leaders
- Pope Fiction: Answers to 30 Myths & Misconceptions About the Papacy
- Learn the truth behind common misconceptions of the papacy
Bad Shepherds: Five Eras When The Faithful Thrived While Church Leaders Did The Devil’s Work
Shocked to find corruption widespread in the ranks of their shepherds today, too many good Catholics are tempted to leave the Church, unaware that ever since the days when Jesus’ own treasurer, Judas Iscariot, had his hand in the till, the Good Shepherd and His faithful followers have regularly been betrayed by bad shepherds.
In these eye-opening pages, Church historian Rod Bennett introduces a number of those bad shepherds, including Bishop Eusebius of Nicomedia, who regularly sold out the Church to the Roman emperor; Pope Stephen VII, who so hated his late predecessor that he had him dug up, put on trial, and flung into the Tiber; Benedict IX, who bought and sold the papacy (twice!); and Pope John XII, whose debauchery rivaled that of the corrupt emperor Caligula.
Those were very bad shepherds indeed, but while they did the Devil’s work, good Catholics not only survived — they thrived.
They outlasted their bad shepherds, preserved in their ranks the Faith of our fathers, and served in each instance as the foundation for a cleansing of the House of God and a vigorous renewal of the Faith.
These enlightening pages demonstrate that it can happen again!
Pope Fiction: Answers to 30 Myths & Misconceptions About the Papacy
The Papacy is one of the most misunderstood aspects of the Catholic Church, something that can be the last stumbling block on the journey of a convert. Here, best-selling author Patrick Madrid highlights 30 different misconceptions about the Papacy and provides insightful, honest, and detailed feedback for how to explain the truth behind these myths. He'll bring clarity to issues such as:
- Where Peter's authority comes from and how it has been passed down through the generations
- Papal infallibility
- The Church's false label as "the Whore of Babylon"
- How the reality of bad popes proves the divinity of the Church
- And many more!
With this book, you will gain a new understanding of the Papacy and foster a better appreciation for the role of our Holy Father, so that you can educate non-believers and those who misunderstand the truth.
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