September 19, 2020
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Tag: Apologetics

An Apathy of Faith

There was a poll run on all the major Catholic campuses some years ago on religious ignorance and apathy. Over 75% of the respondents said they did not know anything about apathy nor did they care! While this fictitious poll is just a joke, Catholic...

Saving a Church

All of us are aware of the closings of Catholic churches around the country. There are four main reasons why this tragedy has occurred. Sometimes a church will close because the neighborhood has changed dramatically, forcing many parishioners to...

Did Jesus Have Brothers and Sisters?

Mark 6:3 states: “Is He not the carpenter, the son of Mary, and the brother of James and Joses and Judas and Simon? And are not his sisters here with us?” Did Jesus have brothers and sisters? This is a common question and one often used by non...

Can You Defend Your Faith?

Perhaps some of you have found yourself in a position where you would like to defend the Catholic faith, but were not able to recall facts that might help you to do so. In other cases, perhaps you are just looking for a little extra learning about...

Sunshine Catholics

Despite the attention and fanfare attendant the reign of Pope Francis, the Catholic Church seems mired in a perennial crisis that has uncovered, not only indifference toward many of its teachings but a loss of global relevance and a steep decline in...

Birthmark Catholics

Cartoonist Gary Larson’s Far Side once portrayed a herd of deer gathered around one of their number with an unfortunate bull’s eye on his chest. Another deer remarked that’s a bummer of a birthmark! Faithful Catholics are like that deer. They have...

From the Land of the Lost

Recently, The Huffington Post published an opinion piece by one Kathleen Ferraro, a student at Northwestern University. Entitled “Catholic Church: It’s Not Me, It’s You,” the essay attempts to explain why Kathleen has left the Catholic Church. After...

Standing Our Ground

Standing Our Ground

Years ago there was a ten-year-old boy named Robert who was extremely stubborn and manipulative; his mother couldn’t get him to behave, because whenever she insisted he do something, Robert would threaten to take off his clothes in public.  This...