If you were asked about . . . The Crusades, The Inquisition, The “Dark Ages”, The Galileo Affair, What would you say?
Do you know your family history? The history of the Church is the story of our family. It is the epic story of our ancestors in the Faith – the heroic men and women who shaped civilization and spread the Gospel throughout the world. Knowing this story is crucial to our identity as Catholics.
Just as we would uncover exciting and interesting stories of our ancestors through the study of our family genealogy, we can uncover our Catholic past through the study of Church history.
Many in our society misunderstand and even attack our Church for the supposed misdeeds of the past. Topics such as the Crusades, the “Inquisition”, and Galileo are used in an attempt to discredit the Church and her role in the world. What is the truth concerning these events and individuals? How can you answer the objections?
Join us for this exciting journey through Church history and you will:
- Learn about the major people, places, and events of the two-thousand years of Church history.
- Remember the 12 time periods of Church history using a unique color- coded system.
- Learn the true story of the Crusades.
- Discover the revolutionary character of the Protestant Reformation.
- Discover the massive persecution of Christians in the 20the century.
- See the workings of the Holy Spirit throughout Church history . . . and much more!
For Whom: For all of us interested in Roman Catholic Church history
What: Twenty, fifty-minute DVD presentations by teacher and historian, Steve Weidenkopf, followed by small group discussion. There is no assigned “homework.”
Where: Ave Maria Catholic Church – St Joseph’s classroom
When: Thursday evenings – August 29 – February 6, 2014 (20 weeks) 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Cost of study materials – $35.00
Registration: Before August 5, for workbooks to be ordered in time. Payment to be made at the first class.
Contact: Peter Maggio at 303-646-6270.
About Steve Weidenkopf . . .
Steve Weidenkopf has a gift for making Catholic Church history come alive for any audience. He currently serves as a lecturer in Church History for Notre Dame Graduate School of Christendom College.
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