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What is apologetics in the Catholic Church?

The study of apologetics is a broad spectrum that takes a person into the depths of Catholic teaching.

Are there different types of Catholicism?

The Catholic Church has 24 particular "types" or "branches" that have roots in 3 ancient Christian communities.

If religious orders were sandwiches

Our favorite portable finger food might explain religious orders and congregations better than most textbooks.

Bishop Barron offers free online course on evangelization

Word on Fire offers course to help combat rise of "nones" in American society.

Aid to the Church in Need supported 41,000 priests in 2018

The charity was founded to help the Church, wherever it is persecuted, oppressed or in material need.

Survey results: Are Catholics dog or cat people?

A recent poll found that U.S. Catholics have different tastes in pets compared to the general population.

The Holy Trinity as imagined in sacred art

These artists attempted to capture the central mystery of the Christian faith on canvas.

Philosophy and the Catholic Church: A 2,000-year-old marriage

Faith and reason are a happy couple in the Church's intellectual life.

A brief guide to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, for non-Catholics

In Church jargon, it's referred to simply as the CCC. What is it? And why was it created?

How do popes choose their new name?

Are there any official regulations that guide the process?

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