Apologetics & Evangelization

The Whole Armour of God, Royal Military College of Canada by Victoria Edwards [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons

Apologetics is a term used to describe the art of defending the faith.

Put you on the armour of God, that you may be able to stand against the deceits of the devil. For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood; but against principalities and power, against the rulers of the world of this darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places. Therefore take unto you the armour of God, that you may be able to resist in the evil day, and to stand in all things perfect. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of justice, And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace: In all things taking the shield of faith, wherewith you may be able to extinguish all the fiery darts of the most wicked one. And take unto you the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit (which is the word of God). By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints: And for me, that speech may be given me, that I may open my mouth with confidence, to make known the mystery of the gospel.

~Ephesians 6:11-19

"At all times and in every race, anyone who fears God and does what is right has been acceptable to him. He has, however, willed to make men holy and save them, not as individuals without any bond or link between them, but rather to make them into a people who might acknowledge him and serve him in holiness. He therefore chose the Israelite race to be his own people and established a covenant with it. He gradually instructed this people. . . . All these things, however, happened as a preparation for and figure of that new and perfect covenant which was to be ratified in Christ . . . the New Covenant in his blood; he called together a race made up of Jews and Gentiles which would be one, not according to the flesh, but in the Spirit."

~Catechism of the Catholic Church, Paragraph 781

5 Life Habits of an Effective Catholic Apologist

A YouTube video by Dr. Taylor Marshall, founder of The New Saint Thomas Institute.

5 Common Mistakes Catholics Make in Defending Catholicism: Dr. Taylor Marshall

Andy's Resource-of-the-Month, August 2017
A YouTube video by Dr. Taylor Marshall, founder of The New Saint Thomas Institute.

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Catholic: Dr. Peter Kreeft

YouTube Video, Published on Apr 18, 2017: Dr. Peter Kreeft gave this Keynote address, 7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Be Catholic, to over 1,100 who attended the 2017 Diocesan Men's Conference in the Diocese of Harrisburg.

Catholic Answers

Catholic Answers is one of the nation’s largest lay-run apostolates of Catholic apologetics and evangelization. Its mission statement explains its purpose:
Catholic Answers is an apostolate dedicated to serving Christ by bringing the fullness of Catholic truth to the world. We help good Catholics become better Catholics, bring former Catholics “home,” and lead non-Catholics into the fullness of the faith.
Ask your questions and find answers to just about any question regarding the Catholic faith.

Catholic Convert - Defenders of the Catholic Faith

An apologetics website, full of resources, hosted by Stephen Ray, author of "St. John's Gospel," "Upon This Rock," and "Crossing the Tiber."

Catholics Come Home Website

"Discover the history, beauty, spirituality and accomplishments of the Catholic Church, founded by Jesus Christ more than 2,000 years ago. We are Catholic. Welcome home.
You can also watch videos on the Catholic faith or their "EVANGOMERCIALS™" like the one we've posted on our homepage.
Check out the Catholics Come Home Evangelization Training Videos, Educational Spots and Spiritual Leadership training videos as well!

EWTN Live: Blue Collar Apologetics

 A YouTube video posted by EWTN that was originally aired: 2015-04-08. A discussion centred around beginner apologetics.

Franciscan University Presents: Catholic Apologetics

A YouTube video by Franciscan University Presents discussing the defence of the Catholic faith.

Franciscan University Presents: The New Evangelization

A YouTube video by Franciscan University Presents explaining the call to participate inthe New Evangelization.

How Catholics Can Re-Evangelize Our World

YouTube video: Steve Ray speaks to an audience at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

 How to confront anti-Catholicism

Tim Staples of Catholic Answers responds to a caller giving advice on how to best deal with attacks on the Catholic Church. 

How to Convince Non-Catholics 2.0 

A previously recordedWebinar hosted by Dr. Taylor Marshall on Catholic apologetics.

"Overcoming Our Fears: Loving Enough to Share the Gospel"

Kimberly Hahn speaks about thebarriers to effective evangelization to an audience at the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

St. Paul Street Evangelization

Founded in May 2012, St. Paul Street Evangelization provides the tools and resources for Catholics to engage the culture in a simple, non-confrontational method of evangelization which involves making themselves available to the public to answer questions about the faith and to pray with those who request it. SPSE has had tremendous growth and now has teams throughout the United States and even internationally, such as in the Philippines and Australia.

Starting Out as an Apologist

An article published by Catholic Answers with advice on beginner apologetics.

"The Evangelical Catholic Moment?"

Dr. Scott Hahn speaks at the Franciscan University of Steubenville about the Bible, the Eucharist, and the New Evangelization.

Why Be Catholic?

2015 Steubenville Conference: Patrick Madrid discusses how he became an apologist and the reasons to be Catholic.