Articles on Apologetics

“Wherever the bishop shall appear, there let the multitude of the people also be; even as wherever Jesus Christ is, there is the Catholic Church.” Ignatius of Antioch—Letter to the Smyrnaeans, Ch 8

Real Religion and Nazi Zombies

April 7th, 2020|

What is the difference between real religion and Nazi zombies? It’s the difference between faith and an ideology. Here’s a clue: in The Imitation of Christ Thomas a Kempis wrote, “Why do you wish to change

On The Importance of Shoes

March 14th, 2020|

I was serving as a Housemaster in an English boarding school when I finally learned the full importance of shoes. Every night after supper the boys would have an hour to complete their homework

The Centrality of Sacrifice

February 15th, 2020|

Watching Mel Gibson’s movie Apocolypto is not for the fainthearted or squeamish. Set among the Mayans in the sixteenth century, the film portrays their customs of human sacrifice with unsparing realism. Heads roll, blood

Mother of God – Defender of Orthodoxy

January 1st, 2020|

I can remember soon after I moved to England (and still a convinced Evangelical) hearing a German Catholic refer to Mary as Mutter Gottes. I don’t know German and thought he was calling Mary

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