Patrick Coffin is the host of our flagship radio broadcast, Catholic Answers Live, voted Best Catholic Radio Show in America by the readers of About.com. A former stage actor, Patrick has appeared on the FOX Channel, Comedy Central, and EWTN. He has a passion for communicating the teachings of the Catholic Church in a way that scratches people where they itch, whether it’s providing the tools for effective apologetics, explaining the heavenly beauty of the Eucharist, defending the Catholic sexual ethic, or helping his listeners understand the workings of the media. Patrick is the author of Sex Au Naturel: What It Is and Why It’s Good for Your Marriage, with a foreword by Peter Kreeft. He holds degrees in theology and philosophy from McGill University in Montreal and Franciscan University of Steubenville.
Getting Started In Apologetics: The Least You Need To Know
Tired of being tongue-tied when asked about your Catholic Faith? Do you simply want some practical tools that help you communicate the basics? Presented with the absolute beginner in mind, but also useful for experienced apologists looking for fresh angles on how to explain and defend the Catholic Faith, this talk gets Patrick’s audience started on the road of apologetics.
Gentlemen, Christianity Is Not for Wimps
The gloves come off in this man-to-men presentation that explores what it means to follow Jesus and flourish as men in his Church. Patrick shows men that they were made to be warriors in the culture war, defenders of life, and servant-leaders of their families.
Humanae Vitae for Skeptics
In this dynamic talk, Patrick gets down to the nitty-gritty in proclaiming the life-giving message that “each and every marital act must be open to new life.” Patrick, a former dissenter, presents the pro-life argument from natural law, reviews the teaching of the Bible, and highlights the difference between contraception and natural family planning.
"Patrick Coffin is a robustly engaging, funny, and delightful speaker who knows all things Catholic. It is always a joy and honor for me to appear with Patrick on Catholic Answers Live. Highly recommended!"
— Bishop James Conley, Diocese of Lincoln, NB
"Patrick Coffin possesses a unique combination of energy, insight, and wit. He makes an important and unique contribution to the New Evangelization."
— Scott Hahn, PhD, Professor of Scripture and Theology, Franciscan University, Founder and Director, Saint Paul Center
"Patrick presents the Catholic Faith in a way that mixes ancient wisdom with modern wit."
— Father Robert Barron, Director, “Word On Fire” Catholic Ministries, Rector-President, Mundelein Seminary, Chicago
"Patrick Coffin’s address to those attending our 2012 diocesan men’s conference combined theological precision with humor and anecdotes that inspired and challenged. Much like his radio work, Mr. Coffin’s live talk demonstrated his ability as a memorable and effective apologist and evangelist. I am able to confidently recommend him as a keynote speaker or presenter."
— Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of Phoenix, Arizona