Helpful Resources: Explanations of the Teaching of the Church

06-27-2021Pastor's CornerRev. Robert J. Deehan, V.F.

Are you, a family member or friend searching for reasoned explanations for the teachings of our Church? Here are some resources, which may be helpful.

The website founded by Brandon Vogt is a place where Catholics and atheists come together to have a rational discussion about the great questions of life. It features well-respected contributors who have provided rich content for the inquirer, including “20 Arguments for God’s Existence” by Dr. Peter Kreeft. Dr. Kreeft has also written a book with Fr. Ron Tacelli entitled, Handbook of Christian Apologetics providing an informative and valuable guidebook for anyone looking for answers to questions of faith and reason.

The website of the Society of Catholic Scientists provides answers to questions frequently asked about the relationship between science and the Catholic Faith

Ascension Presents offers a YouTube Channel (1) Ascension Presents - YouTube that provides fun, informative and relatable Catholic videos that are meant to strengthen faith, provide answers to tough questions, and help you discover the truth. This channel features the popular and engaging speaker, Fr. Mike Schmitz.

Another helpful resource is a book entitled How to Defend the Faith (without Raising Your Voice) by Austen Ivereigh, which provides civil responses to Catholic hot-button issues by reframing the argument so hearts can be opened and minds can be inspired.

Growing in knowledge and understanding of our Catholic faith is a life-long endeavor. And, it has become easier now with resources online, such as the Catechism of the Catholic Church, available for free in a format identical to an e-book at How long has it been since you explored the truths of your faith? How would you fare at a cocktail party if someone came up to you and said, “You’re a Catholic aren’t you, what about…?” Take advantage of some of the resources available to you to become more informed and confident about your faith. The blessings for your efforts will be many!