On each episode of “Setting the Record Straight” you will hear another fascinating yet neglected story from two thousand years of magnificent achievements of the Catholic Church. Historical Apologist Charles Coughlin presents these intriguing stories based upon respected and authoritative historical sources. Misinformation and disinformation about the earthly work of the Catholic Church is corrected. “Setting the Record Straight” will quench the thirst of Catholics who want to hear true stories explaining their glorious heritage.
Question one: The Last Pope ? Is Pope Francis the last Pope as prophesied by a great Catholic saint? Question two: The famous Saint Michael the Archangel prayer has a mystical origin. Why don’t Catholics pray using the quite different words of original version ?
Covington Catholic student Nick Sandman is standing on the front line of a 2000 year old Culture War. The battle line has often been fought when aggressive secular entities have attacked Catholics and Catholicism. Or when secular governments seize control of religious organizations and schools. We must take care. Listen to this story of the Kulturkampf (Culture War) that started small then erupted in Germany under Otto von Bismarck and eventually led to the rise of Hitler.
More Fake History to make straight. The history of Spain and France under Muslim rule from 711 to 1492 AD has been widely misrepresented. The version we are taught in the USA is simply false, little better than British war propaganda, reflecting a heavily anti-Catholic and pro-Islamic prejudice. The suppressed truth is that the Muslim occupation was an era of cruelty and intolerance in which Catholics were viewed as inferior subjects, called dhimmis, who were required to support non-taxpaying Muslims by paying a Jizya, a special tax collected in a manner designed to humiliate Catholics. There is worse to tell. Catholics were left alive only if they were useful to the Muslims. Multitudes of Catholic women were made useful as sexual slaves.
Uncomfortable truths such as the almost certain validity of that greatest of all relics the True Cross Of Christ are often ignored because they just cannot fit into the mind sets of those that reject Catholicism. Non-Catholics sometimes get mental indigestion when they hear the amazing stories describing how carefully preserved and documented are Catholic relics of every type. Calvin ridiculed the Catholics who claimed to have of relics of The True Cross. Much as he ridiculed other more important parts the Catholic Church inheritance from Christ. Listen to hear how Calvin’s careless opinion was exposed as ridiculous itself.