Q&A Open Forum

Thursday, Nov 3, 2011 - 7pm ET

Mark Brumley answers:

Is it a sin to not believe in purgatory?

Is Elijah a saint?

How can I prove that the Assumption of Mary is not heresy, as my anti-Catholic friend claims? 

Can a pope say that something is heresy, and another pope declare it as dogma?

Is there a connection between the Girl Scouts and Planned Parenthood?

Are Catholics allowed to believe that Adam evolved from an ape?

Can you explain the “One World Government” document by the Vatican?

Why did Jesus die to take away our sins when he could have used other means?

When was the dogma of infallibility published?

What is the Catholic Church’s position on the Shriners?

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."