Myths About the Crusades That Too Many People Believe (Maybe Even You!)

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This is so interesting!

How many myths about the Crusades do you believe?

In this episode of The Catholic Talk Show, Ryan Scheel, Fr. Rich Pagano, and Ryan DellaCrosse discuss with Historian Steve Weidenkopf myths about the crusades that too many people believe.

They debunk several misconceptions of this important part of history, including some of the following questions:

  • Why every Catholic should be thankful for the Crusades
  • What was the true cause of the Crusades?
  • Were the Crusades unprovoked wars of aggression?
  • How many Crusades were there?
  • The truth behind the sacks of Jerusalem and Constantinople
  • The unbelievable truth behind the “Children’s Crusade”?
  • Were the Crusaders murderous thugs or valiant knights?
  • Do The Crusades continue to be a cause of tension with Islam?
  • and much more!

Listen to the episode below:

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Did any of these myths surprise you?

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