History Bites

Season 5 Episode 5

I Pray The Fifth

Aired Weekdays 7:00 AM May 15, 2004 on The History Channel

Episode Recap

The Cathars were a break away group of French Christians who rejected most of the Catholic Church's practices and beliefs. And they were persecuted to death for it. Their story is presented as a 20/20 look back at the history of the Cathars, which becomes a parody of Communism and the McCarthy hearings.