Ever since he converted to Catholicism at the age of seventeen, Trent Horn has had a passion for explaining and defending the Faith. After earning a degree in history from Arizona State University, Trent traveled the country training pro-life advocates on college campuses to engage opponents in compassionate and persuasive dialogue. After completing a master’s degree in theology at Franciscan University of Steubenville, Trent served as the Respect Life Coordinator for the Diocese of Phoenix. In 2012 he joined Catholic Answers as a speaker and staff apologist.
Trent is a dynamic and experienced public speaker who has given hundreds of presentations, from high school assemblies to keynote conference talks. He is a regular guest on Catholic Answers Live and is also the author of Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity published by Catholic Answers Press.
Why Chastity Makes Sense – Rather than resort to “scare tactics” or corny clichés, Trent uses powerful stories and simple, non-religious arguments to show why the Church’s teachings on sexuality just make sense. By appealing to the universal desire for unconditional love, Trent shows that the Church’s teachings on topics like pornography and pre-marital sex don’t limit our freedom. Instead, they give us the freedom to find true joy and become the people we were meant to be.
No More “Mr. Nice Guys” – In this talk designed specifically for male audiences, Trent challengesmen to be more than well-behaved churchgoers. He shows them how God has equipped them as men to be courageous defenders of both the family and the faith.
How to Talk about Same Sex “Marriage” –In this talk Trent will give you the tools you need to make a powerful, non-religious case against redefining marriage to include same-sex couples. You’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes Catholics make when discussing this topic, how to succinctly and soundly defend marriage, and how to answer the most common objections to the Catholic view on this issue. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to charitably engage those who disagree with you and help them see that the Church’s position on marriage is reasonable and compassionate.
“Trent Horn is a gifted Catholic apologist as well as a compelling speaker. He presents Catholicism in an intelligent, careful, and winsome manner, providing to his listeners a model of how an ambassador of the Church ought to offer an account of our Faith in public.”
— Francis J. Beckwith, professor of philosophy and Church-state studies, Baylor University
“Trent Horn has the ability not only to defend the Faith but even more to present the beauty of the Faith in convincing ways. While he is fully capable of producing sound bites that catch the attention of both youths and adults, his best work explains tough truths in logical and illuminating ways.”
— Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix
“After you concluded your talk, I summoned the courage to ask my non-Catholic friend for their thoughts on your speech. My friend was deeply impressed with your charisma and how you handled yourself and presented your material. Your God-inspired words left my friend's heart open to wanting to know more about our faith!”
— A Midwest College Student