Patrick Coffin launches new membership site

Be a saint

The following was emailed to California Catholic Daily from lay evangelist Patrick Coffin. Coffin hosted the radio interview program Catholic Answers Live for eight years. As you probably know, the thing I've been hinting at and quietly building for any months is finally here. Since we're only opening the doors twice a year, this is the last time I'll mention it until the … [Read more...]

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Karl Keating on Phil Lawler’s Pope book

One serious Catholic writes about another

The following is from a December 23 Facebook posting by Karl Keating, the founder of Catholic Answers and author of Catholicism and Fundamentalism (among other books). Links inserted by California Catholic Daily. Philip Lawler, the editor at Catholic World News, has a new book coming out February 26: Lost Shepherd: How Pope Francis is Misleading His Flock (On … [Read more...]

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Karl Keating retires

Catholic Answers reins handed to ex-Marine, Christopher Check

The following comes from a Feb. 2 press release issued by Christian Newswire. Christopher Check is the brother of Father Paul Check, executive director of Courage, the Catholic organization for those with homosexual desires. Catholic Answers, the largest apologetics and evangelization apostolate in North America, has appointed Christopher Check, formerly director of … [Read more...]

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What’s up with Ignatius Press

Their role in the synod

The following comes from an Aug. 4 interview of Mark Brumley, chief executive officer of Ignatius Press, by Sean Salai, S.J.  for America magazine. The interview was published Oct. 15. People consider you to be a Catholic apologist. What do apologetics mean to you in the context of American culture today? America is both religious and secularized. As a result, people often … [Read more...]

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What were the Crusades?

Catholic Answers talks by Christopher Check

 The following comes from a July 31 email from a Cal Catholic reader. In popular imagination the Crusades were an exercise in the brutal and intolerant colonization of the peaceful people of Islamic Palestine by savage French knights determined to enrich themselves.  In purpose and in action, however, the Crusades were something very different. This lecture will help … [Read more...]

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Immaculate Heart Radio coming to Los Angeles

The following comes from an Apr. 15 story on BusinessWire.com. Immaculate Heart Radio, the West’s leading broadcaster of educational and religious programming from a Catholic perspective, announced today that it has reached terms with Trans America Broadcasting and filed a contract with the Federal Communication Commission to transfer control of KTYM 1460-AM to Immaculate … [Read more...]

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Does God exist?

The following comes from a Jan. 17 release from Catholic Answers. Arguing for the affirmative, that God does exist, will be Catholic apologist Trent Horn, author of Answering Atheism: How to Make the Case for God with Logic and Charity. Arguing the negative, that God does not exist, will be Dan Barker, co-president of the Freedom From Religion Foundation and author of … [Read more...]

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Karl Keating, Tim Staples, Jimmy Akin, and Bishop Flores

The following email came from Catholic Answers on  June 21. A gala is a very special event for an apostolate like Catholic Answers. It is a chance to meet and interact with key supporters, to thank them for all they have done to help the ministry, and to share with them our vision for where it is going. The gala takes place in an elegant Staples setting and features … [Read more...]

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