Monthly Archives: March 2014

Albigensian Doctrine

The Albigensians were a religious group in the 12th and 14th centuries AD. They believed that there were two gods in the universe. One god (the good god) controlled the spiritual realm. The other god (the evil god) controlled matter … Continue reading

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The Magna Carta

The Magna Carta was the first document given to King John I of England by his feudal barons in 1215 AD, which stated that the king is under the law as well as the people of England. The English barons were … Continue reading

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Urban’s Speech

The Byzantine Empire was under attack from the ruthless Muslims. They had tried their hardest with no avail to cast out the Muslims. Thus they sent a message to the Holy Roman Empire requesting help against these invading marauders. Hearing … Continue reading

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Misconceptions Concerning the Crusades

Over the years many misconceptions have arose concerning the Crusades. Many people think that the Crusades were an unwarranted unprovoked attack against the Muslims. On the contrary, the Muslims had already assaulted many Christian cities such as Antioch, Ephesus, and … Continue reading

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The Great Schism

The Great Schism was a division between the East and West Roman Empires concerning how they ought to practice their religion. There had always been plenty of discord between the West (Catholics) and the East (Orthodox) because they operated their … Continue reading

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Catholic Indulgences

Some people have a confused theory on Indulgences and have no idea what Catholics say Indulgences actually do. Catholics use baptism to wash away the stain of original sin. But everyone still sins on a daily basis. According to the Catholic Church every … Continue reading

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The Sacraments

One of the most important parts of western civilization are the sacraments of the Holy Catholic Church. Catholics believe that mans soul being darkened by sin is actually cleansed by Gods grace and then that grace is conveyed to men … Continue reading

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The Age of Moderate Reform

What was the Moderate Reform? Pope Leo the IX was a German Pope who wanted to root out simony (which was the buying and selling of church offices) and several other church scandals. He held many counsels where he emphasized … Continue reading

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Christendom

Christendom was the name given for the majority of Europe (which was controlled mostly by the Western Roman Empire) that believed in the Catholicism. There were no stipulations (like passports or green cards) concerning where you were born making jobs … Continue reading

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The Laymen Conflict

In 1075 AD Pope Gregory the VII held a counsel concerning the ordaining of people into religious offices by laymen. A layman is a nonordained member of a church. The result of the counsel was that clerics installed by laymen … Continue reading

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