A thorough examination of the life and legacy of the fearless discoverer of America, narrated by actor Chazz Palminteri, this film provides insight into Christopher Columbus' remarkable genius as a sea navigator as well as his deep desire to bring all nations to Christ. Through expert interviews and archival footage, we look at the origins of Columbus Day and the symbolic role that Columbus has for Catholic immigrants, especially Italian Americans. Finally, the film addresses the current indictments against Christopher Columbus with boldness and exposes the motives behind the attacks of revisionist historians. Courage and Conviction shows why Christopher Columbus remains not only a man worthy of admiration, but a noble icon of what it means to be a Catholic and an America.
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For much of U.S. history, Columbus has symbolized civic unity and the hope of building an inclusive society
Knights celebrate Columbus Day, knowing that our namesake gave voice to generations of Catholics, and helped clear a path for our diverse society.
The navigator who united two hemispheres was not a saint — but his momentous role in history should be celebrated
Interview with Carol Delaney, cultural anthropologist and long-time professor at Stanford University, about her book titled Columbus and the Quest for Jerusalem (Free Press, 2011).
Outrageous claims about Columbus need to be tempered by a sober look at the historical record
Once the target of anti-Catholic sentiment, Columbus is often slandered by those who misrepresent his legacy
Righting wrongs against Native Americans must start with a just appraisal of the past
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