April 1, 2015

Effective today for the unforeseen future, Catholic Answers Live will no longer be directly answering questions about the Catholic Faith. Having answered every possible objection to the Faith over 16 years of daily shows, we have decided as an apostolate to go in a different direction: celebrity news.

This will upset some of our supporters and we understand that. But we want to go out to the peripheries, as Pope Francis has recommended, and engage the celebrity culture. Not to proselytize nor to indulge in idle gossip, but to get the real story behind the headlines. Who is the real Kim Kardashian? What is the relationship like now between Miley Cyrus and her father, Billy Ray? Is Lady Gaga sinning by wearing a meat garment during concerts that fall on...

April 1, 2015

On Ash Wednesday 2004, I was one of many Christians who stood in line for the opening of Mel Gibson's cinematic passion play, The Passion of the Christ. If I remember correctly, it was a warm, sunny day, and the line was quite long. My friends and I attracted a few stares because we were still wearing our blessed ashes. At the time, I was deeply moved by the film and defended it stoutly against its detractors.

In the decade that has passed since the movie was released, my feelings toward it have cooled. In my opinion, it is not a movie that has "aged well." Oh, Gibson...

March 30, 2015

Three miles from the Catholic Answers office stands the Creation and Earth History Museum and Bookstore. It’s situated on a frontage road next to State Route 67. It’s easy to spot. It’s the only building in the area with a life-size dinosaur outside.

The museum was established in 1992 by Henry M. Morris’s Creation Research Institute. When CRI moved to Texas in 2008, the museum was transferred to a local couple who have kept it going. According to its website, the museum “remains dedicated to the biblical account of science and history. The facilities include a 10,000 sq. ft. showcase for a literal six-day creation and young Earth, including a human anatomy exhibit, life-size tabernacle display, age of the Earth cave and more.”

The museum exists to promote creationism,...

March 26, 2015

Catholic Answers Press has published a new single-volume edition of Radio Replies, the classic question-and-answer book by Australian apologist Fr. Leslie Rumble. This latest sample from the book concerns the sacrament of reconciliation.

Holy Week is almost upon us! Time to get to confession.

503. What is confession?

Confession is a sacrament instituted by Jesus Christ by which those who fall into sin after baptism may be restored to God’s grace. Confession is called the sacrament of penance because it supposes that the recipient is truly repentant of his sins. It involves the admission of one’s sins made to a duly approved priest in order to...

March 26, 2015

Howdy, folks!

Jimmy Akin here. I’m very excited that my new book, The Drama of Salvation, is finally out!

This is the first full-length book I’ve had come out since the best-selling The Fathers Know Best.

We got the advance copies a few days ago, and the full shipment will be in our warehouse next week.

It’s going to be available in both hardback and electronic format. Both are available for pre-order right now.

However, I wanted to let you know about another edition that we also have coming out.

This Enhanced Edition is available with the hardback version of the book, and it comes with...

March 25, 2015

"Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son,
and his name shall be called Emmanuel" (which means, God with us).

-Matthew 1:23

One of Islam’s admirable features is the adhan, or call to prayer. Five times a day, a signal goes out from a high place in a mosque alerting all Muslims within earshot that it’s time to pause from their activities and offer one of the short daily prayers that are part of Islamic ritual duty. The regular, corporate nature of this practice fosters strong religion. It draws believers together in a habitual common act; it reminds them to place worship—as an act of justice owed to God—before the demands of life in the world.

Wouldn’t it be great if...

Where Will You Spend Eternity?
The Persecution Of The Catholic Church In Mexico In The 1920's
In The Persecution of the Church in Mexico In The 1920’s, apologist Patrick Madrid presents s vivid and heart wrenching histori...