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Catholic Answers Focus - Why Protestant Arguments for Sola Scriptura Fail

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Protestant Arguments for Sola Scriptura Fail

January 15, 2020

As we wrap up our conversations with Karlo Broussard on his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, he asks: How can the Catholic Church teach that we need Tradition as well as Scripture when the Bible says that Scripture is sufficient? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Scripture is not our sole infallible source for doctrine when the book of Acts praises the Bereans for using Scripture alone to determine the truth?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can We Know We’re Going to Heaven?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can We Know We’re Going to Heaven?

January 8, 2020

As we continue our conversations about his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard asks: How can the Catholic Church teach that we can’t have absolute
assurance that we’re going to heaven if the Bible says that we can? How can the Catholic Church teach that it’s possible for us to lose our salvation when Jesus says that no one can snatch us out of his hand?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Does the Bible Say About the Proper Way to Baptize?

Catholic Answers Focus - What Does the Bible Say About the Proper Way to Baptize?

January 1, 2020

Drawing on his book Meeting the Protestant Challenge, Karlo Broussard asks: How can the Church teach that non-immersion baptisms are valid when the Bible speaks only of baptisms that were done by immersion? And how can the Catholic Church baptize infants when Jesus makes it clear that one must believe first and then be baptized?

Catholic Answers Focus - The Incarnation of God

Catholic Answers Focus - The Incarnation of God

December 25, 2019

Catholic Answers’ Director of Apologetics and Evangelization reflects with us on the identity of Jesus as incarnate God. What does this mean and why does it fill us with joy?

Catholic Answers Focus - The Real Star of Bethlehem

Catholic Answers Focus - The Real Star of Bethlehem

December 18, 2019

The author of The Bible Is a Catholic Book reviews the biblical evidence for the Star of Bethlehem. What was it? How did the Magi follow it? Was it real or just a literary device?

Catholic Answers Focus - Was Jesus Just a Myth?

Catholic Answers Focus - Was Jesus Just a Myth?

December 11, 2019

Actually, lots can be known about the historical Jesus, and Christains can give confident rebuttals to those who claim Jesus is just a myth. Trent defends Jesus from the mythicists.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Importance of Storytelling in Apologetics

Catholic Answers Focus - The Importance of Storytelling in Apologetics

December 4, 2019

How can fiction act as a tool in apologetics and evangelization? Dr. Holly Ordway explains the way that stories can sneak past our “watchful dragons” and impart truth that otherwise would not be welcomed.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Gospels Historical?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Gospels Historical?

November 27, 2019

Ugh, the false dichotomy between the Jesus of history and the Jesus of faith. No, they are not two different people, and yes, the Gospels are an accurate history of the Rabbi from Nazareth.

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Eucharist and the Immaculate Conception Anti-Biblical?

Catholic Answers Focus - Are the Eucharist and the Immaculate Conception Anti-Biblical?

November 20, 2019

How can the Catholic Church teach that the Eucharist is the actual body and blood of Jesus when Jesus refers to his so-called blood as the “fruit of the vine”? And how can the Catholic Church teach that Mary was immaculately conceived when she calls God her “Savior” in Luke 1:47?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Isn’t God’s Word Enough for Catholics?

Catholic Answers Focus - Why Isn’t God’s Word Enough for Catholics?

November 13, 2019

How can Catholics Church teach “Sacred Tradition” when Jesus teaches that the Bible is the only authority? And how can the Catholic Church teach that good works play a role in our justification when Paul insists that we’re not justified by works?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Catholicism Contradict Scripture?

Catholic Answers Focus - Does Catholicism Contradict Scripture?

November 6, 2019

Catholic Faith contradicts the Bible, some Protestants will say. Karlo Broussard explains that this is a challenge Catholics must answer because we accept the Bible as the Word of God. Not to worry, he also shows how such claims are wildly mistaken.

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Baby Jesus Have the Beatific Vision?

Catholic Answers Focus - Did Baby Jesus Have the Beatific Vision?

October 30, 2019

Modern scholars often muddle the truth abut Jesus’ knowledge of himself. Did he know he was God? Did he behold the face of God even from the moment of conception? And why does any of this matter?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 2)

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 2)

October 23, 2019

What is the proper role of the Church in the debate over marriage? Is sacramental marriage different than natural marriage? And what is the role of governments in this debate: to determine what marriage is or to discover and protect what marriage is?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 1)

Catholic Answers Focus - Can Anyone Define Marriage? (Part 1)

October 16, 2019

Marriage has been redefined by the state, but was there ever a precise definition of marriage? Could reason lead us to such a definition? And who is the competent authority to decide these things?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Drink?

Catholic Answers Focus - Can a Christian Drink?

October 9, 2019

They drink, they smoke, they make a popular show for Catholic men, so we ask Adam and David to justify Catholic teaching on the acceptability of drinking. Wouldn’t God prefer that we all just stay away from the sauce and stick with tea? That depends, it turns out.

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 2)

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 2)

October 3, 2019

We continue our conversation with the author of Reform Yourself! and the founder and editor of EpicPew.com on whether the Church Fathers believed in Sola Scriptura with looks at Athanasius, Cyril of Jerusalem, and Augustine.

Catholic Answers Focus - Disordered or Just Different?

Catholic Answers Focus - Disordered or Just Different?

September 25, 2019

Is the Catechism of the Catholic Church too harsh in calling homosexual inclinations “objectively disordered”? Father James Martin has suggested a change in wording to something such as “differently ordered.” Might that be helpful?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Schism Coming?

Catholic Answers Focus - Is Schism Coming?

September 18, 2019
Even Pope Francis is talking about schism, so is the unity of the Church in danger? Our senior apologists tackles the meaning of “schism” and assesses the risks.

 

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

Catholic Answers Focus - The Church Fathers Didn’t Teach Sola Scriptura (Part 1)

September 11, 2019

The author of Reform Yourself! and the founder and editor of EpicPew.com helps you explain what the Church Fathers really taught about the Bible. He details how Protestant defenders of Sola Scriptura go too far when they enlist the early Church Fathers to defend the idea that Scripture is the sole rule of faith.

Catholic Answers Focus - Interior Life

Catholic Answers Focus - Interior Life

September 6, 2019

The founder of shamelesspopery.com defends the Catholic understanding of the interior life and shares tips for developing yours.