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Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

Can a Catholic attend Mass on behalf of another Catholic who cannot go?

Why do Eastern Orthodox confirm babies?

Why don’t younger women wear veils at Mass, but older women do? What is Church teaching on going to Mass in another language?

Is there such thing as an archdeacon?

Why do pastors not admonish politicians on their policies?

What is the biblical support for purgatory?

How do we allow infant baptism if in the Bible it says that after baptism we are called to evangelize?

How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Apologetics And Evangelization
"Catholic apologetics is back. It's everywhere. As a professional apologist, Mark Brumley sees this renaissance as an immensely good thing -- an essential part of the Church's evangelical mission. Even so, grave dangers attend this apologetics renaissance. Some of these dangers are so serious, they threaten to undermine the 'good' that apologetics can accomplish. Brumley calls these dangers the Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization. Like the seven deadly sins of the moral life, they are ""deadly"" not merely as isolated, individual acts but as vices or evil habits -- habitual tendencies to act in a certain way. In How NOT To Share Your Faith: The Seven Deadly Sins Of Catholic Apologetics And Evangelization, Brumley exposes them for you."