Archbishop Chaput’s latest column The Crusades: The truth makes a difference:
Christians obligated to keep alive the real facts of real history is excellent as usual. [Via AMDG]
Since the new movie shows Christians as the aggressors against Muslims it reminds me about the controversy of The Passion of the Christ. Yet this time there will be no screaming by the liberal media about possibly provoking hatred of Christians. The USCCB will issue no pamphlets this explaining the history of the Crusades to correct the misinformation. Boston College will issue no viewer’s guides as they did for Mel Gibson’s movie. Instead what was originally a Protestant polemic and revision of history has been accepted a common history and only a very few Bishops like the Archbishop Chaput will see this "teaching moment" to correct this historical ignorance. I doubt that this movie will make radical Muslims more radical, but it could also probably be shown as part of the curriculum in a radicalized madrassa.