Catholic Answers Blog

August 3, 2016

Theists and atheists wield many weapons in the battle over the truth of God’s existence. One such weapon for theists is the moral argument, which asserts moral obligation is impossible without God. But since moral obligation is real, so the argument goes, it follows God must exist.

When it seems to the theist he has conquered his foe, the atheist grabs his own weapon of choice and fires back. That weapon is what has come to be known as the Euthyphro dilemma, taken from Plato’s...

August 1, 2016

This fall members of the Satanic Temple will offer a series of clubs in U.S. public schools. The goal of these clubs, which cater to children as young as five, is to expose students to ideas about secularism and Satanism they may not have heard before. According to...

July 29, 2016
Pope Pius XII

After a good number of years as a Catholic apologist, having found myself in the same kinds of situations over and over again, I had a “first time” experience. I was asked to speak to a Jewish group about Pope Pius XII and his actions (and supposed inactions) before and during World War II.

We sat in a large circle, the two dozen or so of us who met in the community room at a mall. I presumed nothing on the part of my listeners except that they probably were not familiar with my...

July 27, 2016
Fr. Jacques Hamel

The recent horrific murder of French priest Fr. Jacques Hamel by two ISIS-linked killers has caused worldwide shock and outrage. Not only was Fr. Hamel killed in a gruesome way (having his throat slit), he was killed while saying Mass.

This has led many to discuss his death in terms of martyrdom. Some have spoken as if his martyrdom was certain. For example, writing for the Catholic Herald, Ed Condon...

July 25, 2016
Tim Kaine

Hillary Clinton’s selection of Virginia governor Tim Kaine as her running mate has reignited the debate about whether Catholic politicians can support pro-choice policies but remain “personally opposed” to abortion. In June, Kaine explained his position on Meet the Press:

I’m a traditional Catholic. I’m personally opposed to abortion and personally opposed...