~ A guide to the best Catholic apologetics resources on the internet ~
Welcome to the Catholic Apologetics Guidebook!
Catholic apologetics is the branch of theology which involves explaining and defending the Catholic faith, especially on those points where it is often questioned, misunderstood, disputed, or even attacked. There is already a wealth of excellent apologetics information in existence, and this site does not attempt to duplicate that content. Instead, here you will find links to the best resources (articles, mp3 audio downloads, books, and more) on a wide variety of topics that come up in religious discussions between Catholics and non-Catholics. I hope that this site will be a helpful and reliable guide for Catholics who want to know more about how to explain and defend their faith, and also for non-Catholics who want to hear the Catholic side of the story on a particular topic. (If you would like to learn a bit more about me and about why I built this web site, please visit the About Me page.)
To use this site, first go to the left-hand side of the page, and click on the major subject area that you are interested in. You should then see a list of "Topics on This Page." Click on a topic to jump directly to that topic, or scroll down to see all of the topics in that subject area. Under each topic heading, you will find links to apologetics resources on that particular topic, such as articles, audio, books, and web sites.
In addition to the pages of categorized apologetics topics, which form the bulk of this site, you may also want to check out the Dialogues and Writings page, which contains some interesting dialogues that I have had with non-Catholics on various issues, as well as a couple of original articles that I have written. Or for an overview of all topics and pages on this site, please check out the Site Map.
Finally, please note that this web site does not attempt to give a full explanation of every aspect of Catholic doctrine. For such an explanation, I would recommend the Catechism of the Catholic Church or the shorter Compendium of the Catechism of the Catholic Church. Also, I have tried to make sure that all Catholic resources which I link are orthodox and faithful to Catholic doctrine, and to mention specifically those few instances when I link to non-Catholic resources. However, as with any information on the internet, please use discernment and common sense. I would recommend checking the aforementioned local seo if you have any doubts as to whether a particular resource is accurately presenting Catholic doctrine.
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