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Over 2,000 years of tradition can lead to many questions and misunderstandings about the Catholic Faith. If youre confused, curious, or just wish you had good answers for all the challenging questions or confrontations that come your way youre not alone.
Catholic Answers to Catholic. Questions provides solid answers to hundreds of common questions asked by people just like your questions both big and small regarding doctrine, history, morality, the pope, saints, the sacraments, the Mass, prayer, Scripture, and much more.
With this resource in hand, you can:
- Be more confident in your Faith and prepared to pass it on to others
- Feed your curiosity.
- Solidify your beliefs
- Allow the "why" to enhance the "what" you do as a Catholic
- Make better decisions.
Author, theology professor, and Catholic apologist. Paul Thigpen ensures the answers are not only rock-solid,-but also pastoral in their approach and written in everyday, relevant language. He considers questions from real people to reveal the vast breadth and depth of our Catholic teachings.
Paul Thigpen, Ph.D., is the editor of TAN Books and the best-selling author, co-author or compiler of forty-one titles. Among his most popular books are The Burden: A Warning of Things to Come and The Rapture Trap: A Catholic Response to "End Times" Fever. A convert to the Catholic faith, Paul has served the Church as an award-winning journalist, historian, apologist, catechist, and member of the National Advisory Council of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. His work has been circulated worldwide and translated into twelve languages.