“How can you still be Catholic?”
By Christopher Sparks
Cradle Catholic Christopher Sparks takes the question head on, addressing an array of controversial issues and offering the same answer given by St. Peter 2,000 years ago: “Master, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life” (Jn 6:60).
Christopher Sparks asked his Facebook friends to finish the question: “How can you still be Catholic when…?” Here are responses to their questions, including suggested reading for those who want to go deeper. These questions touch on some of the biggest issues people contend with when they think about the Catholic Church, such as:
- the Inquisition;
- the Crusades;
- the Church's role in a state;
- women's place in the Church;
- and much more.
For practicing Catholics, Sparks will equip you to give a defense for the hope that is in your heart. For doubting souls, you will be happy to learn there are perfectly good answers to your perfectly reasonable questions. For those who have fought the Church tooth and nail, yield the floor a moment to Christopher Sparks. Hear him out. It's time to move beyond the myths!
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