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 Bible

4

 The Trinity

5

 Jesus is the Messiah

6

 The Church

7

 The Pope

8

 Papal Infallibility

9

 The Canon Of Scripture

10

 Scripture Alone

11

 Tradition

12

 Justification

13

 Can Salvation Be Lost?

14

 Baptism

15

 The Mass

16

 The Eucharist

17

 Confession

18

 Purgatory

19

 Indulgences

20

 Praying to Saints

21

 Mary's Role in the Church

22

 Mary Ever-Virgin

23

 The Immaculate Conception 24  The Assumption of Mary

25

 The Rosary

26

 Sacramentals

27

 Call No Man Father

28

 The Rapture

29

 Abstinence

30

 Contraception

31

 Natural Family Planning

32

 Marriage

33

 Divorce, Remarriage and Annulment

34

 Abortion

35

 Cafeteria Catholics

36

 Women's Ordination

37

 Traditionalists

38

 The Words of Consecration

39

 Salvation Outside the Church?

40

 Catholic Dissent

41

 The Orthodox Churches

42

 The Word of Faith Movement

43

 Jehovah's Witnesses

44

 Seventh Day Adventists
45  Mormons

46

 Freemasons
47  Divination

48

 Scandals in the Church
49  Hypocrites in the Church

50

 Our Debt to the Catholic Church
51  Knowledge is Not Enough