Catholic Answers Staff Apologist Jim Blackburn explains what the Catholic Church teaches about our individual suffering and how it relates to the good of the Church as a whole.
Jim Blackburn is a cradle Catholic who was born and raised in Illinois. After graduating from Southern Illinois University, Jim ran his own brokerage firm for twelve years. During that time, he studied Catholicism and other faiths, eventually becoming an apologist for Catholic Answers. In...
Converts And Kingdoms: How The Church Converted The Pagan West - And How We Can Do It Again Within these pages you will find not only the story of the Church’s early missionary efforts but also an analysis of why they succeeded: providing you valuable lessons for re-evangelizing a modern West that has slipped into a new and insidious form of paganism. Read Converts and Kingdoms today to be inspired by the convert-makers of the past, and to learn from them how to win the world anew for Christ.
"We consider that iron for this cause borne on earth shall surmount gold and precious stones in Heaven."
~ John Bodey, Venerable, English martyr; in a letter from prison, describing the honor he and his companions felt for bearing chains and imprisonment for the Catholic faith.