In "Why Be Catholic?" Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics Tim Staples reaches out to encourage those in the faith whose armor is strong, as well as those who are searching for answers themselves about what to believe.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of...
Beginning Apologetics 6: How To Explain and Defend Mary Yet another entry in our popular Beginning Apologetics series by Jim Burnham and Father Frank Chacon, Beginning Apologetics 6: How To Explain And Defend Mary gets to the heart of the issue that many non-Catholics have the hardest time understanding - Mary.
"We do not worship, we do not adore, for fear that we should bow down to the creature rather than to the Creator, but we venerate the relics of the martyrs in order the better to adore Him whose martyrs they are."
~ St. Jerome ("Ad Riparium", i, P.L., XXII, 907) writing on proper Catholic veneration of relics.