The following essays are short and to the point. They are designed to make critics of the Catholic Church reconsider their positions. Essentially they are a starting point. They address the most common objections to Catholicism. Biblical support for Catholic teaching is presented to counter the accusation that Catholic teaching has no Biblical basis. Patristic support for Catholicism is also presented to demonstrate the unchanging nature of historic Christianity (Catholicism). While most of the essays deal with Protestant attacks on the Church other groups are addressed as well.

All of these essays plus some other material that I put together appear in book form on the "Free eBooks" page. The book is titled "And You Will Know the Truth." A large print edition is also offered. A number of the essays were updated and expanded in 2016. Some others have been combined as they merely addressed different aspects of the same subject.

 
     
 

1

 About the Essays

2

 Creationism or Evolution?

3

 The Trinity 

4

 The Bible

5

 The Church

6

 The Pope

7

 Papal Infallibility

8

 The Canon Of Scripture 

9

 Scripture Alone

10

 Tradition 

11

 Justification

12

 Can Salvation Be Lost? 

13

 Baptism

14

 The Mass

15

 The Eucharist

16

 Confession

17

 Purgatory

18

 Indulgences

19

 Praying to Saints 

20

 The Role of Mary

21

 Mary Ever-Virgin

22

 The Immaculate Conception

23

 The Assumption of Mary 24  The Rosary

25

 Sacramentals

26

 Call No Man Father

27

 The Rapture

28

 Abstinence

29

 Contraception

30

 Natural Family Planning

31

 Marriage

32

 Divorce, Remarriage and Annulment

33

 Abortion

34

 Cafeteria Catholics

35

 Women's Ordination

36

 Traditionalists

37

 The Words of Consecration

38

 Salvation Outside the Church?

39

 Catholic Dissent

40

 The Orthodox Churches

41

 The Word of Faith Movement

42

 Jehovah's Witnesses

43

 Seventh Day Adventists

44

 Mormons 

45

 Freemasons 46  Divination
47  Scandals in the Church

48

 Hypocrites in the Church  
49  Our Debt to the Catholic Church

50

 Knowledge is Not Enough