Keeping Your Kids Catholic

As a trained catechist, and Catholic apologist, I'm frequently asked by Catholic parents how to keep their kids Catholic. Let me begin by saying you have to do it yourself! You can't trust Catholic schools or parish catechism programs to do it for you. We have 50 years of failed history as an example. If... Continue Reading →

Would Jesus Support Gun Control?

I've grown rather weary of the "what would Jesus do?" cliche because everyone is using it now. I would rather ask "what did Jesus do?" I think that's a better question, because it helps to prevent us from injecting our own personal feelings and prejudices into the speculation. To be sure, the Jesus most people... Continue Reading →

Are Catholics Christian by Evangelical Standards?

Are Catholics considered Christian by Evangelical standards? You've probably heard different things from different people. The best way to determine this is to take a good look at the most commonly-agreed Evangelical Statement of Faith and see where Catholics stand in relation to that. The following is from the National Association of Evangelicals (NAE). This... Continue Reading →

Do Catholics Worship Statues?

Living in the Bible Belt of the United States can be a bit amusing at times, especially when some Evangelicals refer to Catholic statues and icons as "idols." At the same time, however, I have sympathy for these folks, because I too was once as confused as they are. I have to admire their zeal.... Continue Reading →

Why Do Catholic Bibles Have More Books?

Catholics are known to have more books in the Bible than Protestants, and there is a very good reason for this. I'll explain below. First, it's important to note that the New Testament of the Bible is exactly the same between Catholics and Protestants. There is no difference at all. They both consist of exactly... Continue Reading →

Inculturation — What It Is and Isn’t

In sharing the Gospel with the world, the Catholic Church has adopted a process called inculturation. This can basically be summed up as follows. The traditions of the Gospel have a central doctrinal core, which are based in Mosaic Judaism, but redefined according to Christ and his Apostles. Some traditions are essential and cannot be... Continue Reading →

The Origin of the Bible

All Christians revere the Bible as the written word of God. Few, however, know why that is. In fact, most Christians just assume that to be the case without ever questioning it. They hear it from their pastors and their churches. Everybody says it. But how do we know the Bible really is the authentic... Continue Reading →

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