St. Dominic, the Cathars, and the Purity of the Catholic Faith

Excerpts (45 min) from lectures on Dominican history given to Dominican Novices of the Province of St. Joseph in 1984 by Fr. Frederick Hinnebusch, O.P. of the Dominican House of Studies, Washington, D.C. Fr. Hinnebusch describes the corruption of the Christian faith known as the Cathar and Albigensian heresies, the preaching of St. Dominic in response to these heresies, the origins of the Albigensian crusade in Southern France, and the origins and purposes of the various medieval inquisitions.