Setting the Record Straight - What About the Crusades?

October 3, 2016
What were the Crusades for? Surprise! They were not to acquire Catholic colonies. They were enacted to perform penance, to end persecution and slaughter of of Catholics, to end the defiling of the Holy Sepulcher and sacred places. They weren’t even called Crusades. Even in the 19th century they were always referred to as Pilgrimages, a term more true to the spirit of most of the participants.

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