Apologetics

A look at what Catholics actually believe and why

Suffering with (not just for) Christ

Most educated, serious Christians understand that suffering is to be expected in the Christian life. It’s not an anomaly or interruption in an otherwise “normal” life. It’s to be expected; even welcomed. It makes us more like our Lord Jesus, Whom we serve. One of the most well-known and frequently cited passages in this regard…

Biblical arguments for the perpetual virginity of Mary

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Once upon a time, almost no Christian denied that Mary the mother of Jesus was perpetually a virgin, including Protestants. Of the early leaders of the Reformation, virtually all fully accepted this doctrine, including Luther, Calvin, Zwingli, Bullinger, Turretin and Cranmer. Moreover, most Protestant exegetes continued to believe it for at least another 350 years…

Atheism and the remarkable faith of the atomist

To the Christian, God created ex nihilo (“from nothing”). To the atheist, everything can be explained through the laws of nature. Yet, these natural “laws” somehow attained their remarkable organizing abilities; one either explains them through materialism (the theory that everything is “explained” by purely material processes) or by humbly bowing to divine teleology at…