This category addresses topics pertaining to the work of the New Apologetics broadly. Some important considerations for distinguishing between the New Apologetics and the “old apologetics” in terms of both method and content will be proposed.
Since the time of the Apostles, the Church has been engaged in the business of explaining Christian doctrine and defending it against error from both outside forces and inside forces (heresies). 1 Peter 3:15 tells us to “always be ready to give an explanation for the hope that is within you.” Recently, Cardinal Levada stated that the Church needs a New Apologetics for the New Evangelization. But... Read More
This category is dedicated to discussion of matters such as the existence and nature of God, the problem of evil, and the critical analysis of arguments for atheism.
The occurrence of tragedy is especially problematic for the worldview of the Christian who believes in a good God. The “why” of suffering is certainly asked universally, but it is the believer who must somehow reconcile the reality of suffering with the belief in a loving God who both knows everything and has infinite power. Historically, most (if not all) explanations of the presence of suffering... Read More
This section addresses subject matter pertinent to Catholicism and Christianity in general. A particular focus will be put on the development of a fully integrated theory of the redemption.
In “The Theodicy of Divine Chastity, Part I,” we explored some aspects of the problem of evil in light of God’s perfect opposition to evil. Because of our experience of injustice, it can seem that God is either complicit in evil (i.e. “the end justifies the means”), or powerless, or nonexistent. Our first article in that series explained how it is possible for us to coherently conceive... Read More
The aim of this category is to answer many common questions and dispel misunderstandings about Christian prayer, the spiritual life, and the nature of the human person in general.