Books and movies can have a powerful effect on
those who enjoy them. Unfortunately, The Da Vinci Code presents
the Catholic Church as an extremely evil institution, and it grossly
misrepresents history, and worst of all it blasphemously insults God.
That is reason enough to discourage people from giving their money
those who promote it.
The Internet resources on the right are intended
to help assess the potential dangers of the book and how to refute it. Catholic Exchange offers the best
concise descriptive account of why we should be lovingly concerned about
those who are influenced by it.
Mrs. Mary Kochan from Catholic Exchange reports:
[My friends went to movie theater last weekend
and ... ] they were not surprised to see a preview for The Da Vinci Code
[ movie with Tom Hanks and Directed by Ron Howard.]
A Stunning Response
were not surprised either to see that the preview featured two minutes
of fast-paced, heart-pumping excitement and suspense. They knew that the
book was considered a real page-turner. They were not shocked to see a
murder scene and what was supposed to be an Opus Dei monk whipping and
cutting himself. They already knew that there was murder in the book and
that the author, Dan Brown, egregiously and sensationally misrepresented
Opus Dei — which, by the way, has no monks.
were somewhat surprised to see that the preview ended with the
injunction, "Seek the Truth," since neither the author of the book, nor
the producer or director of the movie, have shown the slightest interest
in doing so themselves.
“But they were beyond surprised — they were stunned — when the preview
ended and the audience erupted in rousing applause with some people even
standing in enthusiastic appreciation. That is not good news. Not for
anyone who cares about truth. Not for any Catholic who is concerned with
the rising tide of anti-Catholicism in the culture. ...
“The Da Vinci Code book has been on the New York Times Best Seller List
for nearly three years and sold over 40 million copies in 44 languages.
It has damaged the faith of millions and the movie version threatens to
multiply this harm many times.
“Responding to The Da Vinci Code by defending the biblical record of the
life of Christ is the responsibility of all Christians. But The Da Vinci
Code is especially an attack on the Catholic Church, her history and her
institutions. Catholics are rising to the defense of the faith and
Catholic Exchange is leading the way …”
Click Here to see the whole article.
What Can We
Do About It ?
Jeffery M. Schwehm
great advice on how to start a discussion group using the FREE study
guides offered below.
“Our priests are extremely busy and many cannot
lead a discussion like this due to time constraints. If your priest
cannot lead the class, any layperson can facilitate the discussion
group. The study guides [below] … make leading the class easy to do —
even for someone who has never led a group.”
Free Resources including:
Free Study Guides, Homily Helps, 4 Week and One Night Study Guides for
Youths and Adults, Etc.
What if I
already bought The Da Vinci Code ?
Well, with over 44 million copies sold you are
not alone. In appreciation for all the hard work that others have done
to explain the errors in Dan Brown’s book and in gratitude to them for
offering so much of it free of charge on the Internet I wanted to offer
them some financial compensation.
They have not only helped me, but so many others
as well. So, I bought one book in the Commercial Resources section and
I bought the other book on CD. Check out Chicago’s Cardinal Francis
George’s recommendation for Carl Olson’s book.
Consider distributing this FREE pamphlet to
friends and movie goers.
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I believe that one reason that The Da Vinci Code is
so popular is because of its anti-Catholic message. It opposes
Christ and those who seek to follow Him. Some people will think
that Dan Brown’s assertions give them an intellectual justification for
dissenting from the “Vatican,” the Catholic Church. And therefore,
they will have at least a subconscious attraction to it.
Although, it is true that our separated brothers and
sister in Christ will also be offended by the books assertion that Jesus
is not truly Divine. Therefore, it behooves us to unite with them
in opposing this novel and movie. However, since many of them are
also opposed to the Catholic Church - although not really the Catholic
Church, but rather how they misunderstand her to be - this alternate
pamphlet has been rewritten with the emphasis on the word
“Christian” instead of the word “Catholic.”
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Refuting The Da Vinci Code page 2
Madonna of the Rocks - Who’s who
Fiction ? - Why this issue is important
Divinity : Jesus is truly God
the Church: How the Church promoted the Sciences
Plot summary - Anti-Catholic, by Amy Welborn.
Falsehoods in The Da Vinci Code -
A quick list by C.R. Publications
Early Fathers on the Divinity of Christ
Da Vinci Code Critique
by Carl Olson.
in Envoy Magazine
Part I -
Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
Excerpts from The Da Vinci Hoax
by Carl E. Olson and Sandra Miesel
The “It's Just Fiction!” Doctrine:
Reading Too Little Into The Da Vinci Code
by Carl E. Olson | March 14, 2005
Fiction or Truth : Dr. Pitre explains how this fictional novel is
really an assault on important truths.
Dismantling The Da Vinci Code
By Sandra Miesel
Cracking The Da Vinci Code
by Catholic Answers
Artistic Blunders in “Da Vinci Code”
By Elizabeth Lev
Our Sunday Visitor - Da Vinci, templars and the third secret of
Fatima - Anti-Catholicism sells.
Cryptex - Dan Brown’s make believe,
Not Leonardo’s invention
Da Vinci Code: A Critique - Rev. Morrow. Good
Priory of Sion details
Anti-Feminism - Of the Da Vinci Code
Other-Cott - Should we watch this movie ?
your own Dan Brown Novel – Be sure to hit your refresh button. Each
one is “original” as the next. Must See. Hilarious
The Da Vinci Deception,
by M. Shea and E. Sri
Order Book at 1-800-376-0520.
Da Vinci Hoax,
by C. Olson and S. Miesel
-the complete refutation.
Order Book at 1-800-651-1531
Books on Audio Tape or Compact Disc
The Da Vinci Hoax:
Exposing the Errors in The Da Vinci Code
By: Carl Olson and Sandra Miesel
Read By Matthew Arnold
Order CD's 1-800-526-2151
The Da Vinci Code
A Catholic Response
By: Mark McNeil
The Da Vinci Code Exposed:
The Truth About Mary Magdalene, the Gospel and the and the Grail
By Matthew Arnold
No Code, No Conspiracy: Just the Gospel Truth
By Dr. Timothy O'Donnell and Rev. John C. De Celles
The Da Vinci Code: History or Heresy?
Carl Olson & Jim Burnham
2-CD Set : 1-800-705-6131
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