One Less God Than You

There have been a number of books recently that have come my regarding the topics of evangelism and defending the Catholic faith. This week’s book I found to be very handy and one many will find useful as well John DeRosa has written One Less God Than You: How to Answer the Slogans, Clichès, and Fallacies That Atheists Use to Challenge Your Faith and the best way I can describe it is as a field manual for engaging atheists.

In the introduction John sets the timid and unsure on the path of success by outlining five things to do when holding faith discussions with atheists. They are:

1 – Pray every day. After all, if we are not grounded in the faith and have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ how are we to defend His Church?

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It’s All in the Name: Healing The Issue of Racism (Part II)

By Deacon Gerard-Marie Anthony

In the first part of our article, we looked at how a name helps us to recognize who is knocking at the door.   The first name we examined was the Devil’s name of Murderer/Liar as compared to the name of Jesus/Truth.   We went over truths to point to Jesus who is “the way, the truth, and the life” (Jn. 14:6) so we can begin to have a more peaceful life.   We will now look at the other names of the Devil which are Satan and Lucifer/Prince of this World. 

Satan

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Evangelizing a de-Christianized, Secular World

Mention “Vatican II” and more than likely you will get the attention of any Catholic within hearing distance.  But mention the “New Evangelization” and probably not so many ears will perk up.  Yet the two are intrinsically connected.

One of the reasons Pope John XXIII called Vatican II was to address the growing problem of Modernism.  He felt a renewal of the Church was needed for the sake of evangelizing a world that was slowly giving in to modernism and becoming more and more secularized.

As Dr. Scott Hahn noted on EWTN’s “Catholic Answers Live” program a couple years ago, “the culture is awash in secularism and it’s not getting better but worse.”

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