Where Does One Start?
In my own experience – the only experience I have – it is not easy to explain Catholic beliefs. The condition is progressive: it becomes more difficult every year.
My experience does not extend to that of the earliest Christians, evangelizing the old pagan world, though I’ve read about them, and stumbled through the Church Fathers. One might almost say they had the easier task. The Greek and Roman world was, to a remarkable degree, capable of reason, and of being reasonable. It had many attitudes incompatible with those the Christians were expounding; but it had also the habit of listening