Catholic apologetics encompasses all of Christian apologetics - since Catholicism is the fullness of Christianity - but Catholic apologetics tends to focus on those truths of Christianity that are not generally believed by non-Catholic Christians. Pray that He will give you the courage to share your Faith and the wisdom to choose your words carefully and profitably. Don't try to "wing it." However, always follow, "I don't know," with, "But, I will find out and get back to you." And A few more basics about apologetics before we move into specific apologetics topics: #1) Ingrain this into your psyche..Bible is a Catholic book! Whenever someone quotes you a Bible verse that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong on something, your response should be, "Amen, I believe what the Bible says!Truths such as: the Catholic Church having been founded directly by Jesus Christ; the papacy; the Sacraments; the Immaculate Conception, and others. So, how can we "always be prepared" to make a defense of our Faith? Rule #2: Just learn a little bit more about your Faith each and every day. As a Catholic, I believe everything the Bible says!And, we must die with Christ in order to live with Him as Romans 6:8 tells us. Sounds kind of like they may have been looking at a Crucifix, doesn't it? The Church has always taught that Adam and Eve were real people and were the first human beings from whom all other human beings are descended.In 1950, Pope Pius XII, in Paragraph 37 of an encyclical entitled Humani Generis, states, "..faithful " In other words, the Church teaches that all humanity descended from Adam and Eve. Paragraph #38, states: "This [encyclical], in fact, clearly points out that the first eleven chapters of Genesis......" Again, Adam and Eve are not myths, and the rest of Genesis is not legend. Challenge anyone, who teaches differently, to produce their sources from a magisterial document. They can, however, produce countless books and articles by "theologians". Back to top Actually, there is no truth to that, whatsoever.
I heard it said once that there is a shortage of vocations to the priesthood in the United States, but no shortage of vocations to the Papacy!If we don't believe in all of it, if we each appoint ourselves Pope and throw out a doctrine here or a doctrine there, then our faith is no longer Catholic.Back to top First of all, you would want to check out 1st Corinthians, chapter 1, verse 23.As Paul says in verse 24, Christ crucified is the "power of God".1 Cor 2:2, "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Again, didn't Paul know that Jesus had risen from the dead? Paul preaches Christ crucified because an empty cross has no power.