A Weekly Defense of the Faith

Grow in The Catholic Faith in 52 Weeks

sheen8“There are not one hundred people in the United States who hate The Catholic Church, but there are millions who hate what they wrongly perceive the Catholic Church to be.”

― Fulton J. Sheen

The war of our time is “The War Against Truth”. For the next year, I will be bringing to you a weekly apologetics topic to help you grow in your faith and give a solid defense for The Truth, by bringing the clarity of Truth, to the Catholic and the non-Catholic. It is my hope that once you are enlightened by the Truth and encouraged that you will return to your home and workplace better prepared to wage war on all the evils of our day. How? By living more fully your Christian faith, fulfilling your proper role in our society and in the family, and thereby change our world.

Learn how to defend the truths of our faith. Answer questions from family and friends using scripture and in the process grow in your own faith. (That is what happened to me.)

My plan is to follow the following format.

  • Start with an opening prayer,
  • give scriptural proof for the teaching,
  • give early Church examples if available,
  • then follow with a reflection and closing prayer.

This could be something that you include in your weekly devotion and prayer time.

Here is the proposed schedule of topics.

Jan
2)
9)
16)
23)
30)
Mother of God
Joseph knew her not until
The Divinity of Christ
The Two Natures of Christ
Prophecies fulfilled by Jesus


Feb
6)
13)
20)
27)
The Nature of God
The Holy Spirit
The Trinity
Creation


Mar
6)
13)
20)
27)
The Second Coming
The Rapture?
Sin and Forgiveness
Confession


Apr
3)
10)
17)
24)
Are You Born Again?
Is Baptism Necessary?
Infant Baptism
The Eucharist


May
1)
8)
15)
22)
29)
Mary’s Perpetual Virginity
Brethren of the Lord
Mary, Full of Grace
Mediatrix of Grace
Only One Mediator


Jun
5)
12)
19)
26)
The One True Church
Peter and the Rock
The Authority of Peter
Apostolic Succession


Jul
3)
10)
17)
24)
31)
Freedom in Salvation
Predestination
Can you Lose Salvation?
Past, Present and Future Salvation
We Participate in our Own Salvation


Aug
7)
14)
21)
28)
Infallibility
The Assumption of Mary
Mary, Queen of Heaven
The Unforgivable Sin & Hell


Sep
4)
11)
18)
25)
Canon of The Bible
Scripture and Oral Tradition
Scripture Alone?
Interpretation of Scripture


Oct
2)
9)
16)
23)
30)
How are we Saved?
Once Saved, Always Saved?
Salvation and Justification
Faith and Works or Sola Fide
Purgatory


Nov
6)
13)
20)
27)
Communion of Saints
Statues
Relics
Sacramentals / The Rosary


Dec
4)
11)
18)
25)
The Immaculate Conception
The Development of Dogma
Church teaching never changes
The Incarnation


So get ready – tell your friends and family – 2017 is coming!

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