Whatever Happened to Christian Crusader Mentality?

September 24, 2017 Catholic Hulk 38

The first papal proposal for a crusade was in 1074 by Pope Gregory VII. Gregory was responding to the conquests of Antioch and Nicaea, the reports of Christians “slaughtered like cattle” and reports of Constantinople threatened. You can read some of what he said here. For a number of reasons, his proposal did not substantiate into much. That’s too bad, if you ask me. Near the end of the eleventh century, Alexios and the Byzantines from the Christian [Continue reading]