Catholic apologists keep very busy clearing up common misconceptions about the Faith: explaining how the Church’s teaching, practice, and history are misunderstood—or willfully misrepresented—by its opponents.
Islam, too, has its apologists. They also claim that many critiques of the Muslim religion are based on ignorance or animus, and insist that the record must be set straight.
One such apologist is Princeton University Muslim chaplain Sohaib Sultan, whose recent piece in...
Everybody agrees that the moral-quality state of movies and television is at an all-time low. If I listed all the objectionable shows and movie titles out there, this would be a very long post. Not all of Hollywood's product has that fetid character, of course. There are some outstanding dramas on television, and each year the occasional drop of golden sun hits the big screen; and, for a time, we sigh and are happy.
But most of the time we’re sick of the uncreative garbage that gets...
The day before the Independence Day holiday weekend, the Catholic Answers staff headed up to Prince of Peace Abbey in Oceanside, California, for a retreat. It was led by a Norbertine priest from St. Michael's Abbey in Silverado, California. The priest chose Divine Mercy as his topic for the retreat.
"Your rank and possessions are nothing to us, for we have long before this sacrificed the like for the sake of Christ and rejoice in what we have done."
~ Saints Crispin and Crispinian, to Emperor Maximianus after he had used threats and bribes in an attempt to persuade them to renounce their faith; their martyrdom gained them heaven; Maximianus, after losing his crown, killed himself in despair.