The Second Vatican Council in Rome in its decree on communications (Inter Mirifica) said that "the Church believes that its task involves employing the means of social communication to announce the good news of salvation.” This blog is part of that process by the Diocese of Arundel & Brighton to communicate that same good news about Jesus Christ.
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Apologia: Hard Questions – Catholic Answers
We are pleased to pass on the information about a new book produced by an Arundel and Brighton priest, Fr Andrew Pinsent.
He has just published Apologia, an excellent pocket sized compilation of 88 challenging questions and answers about the Catholic Faith. Apologia responds positively to questions about the existence of God, about science and faith, the Bible, the Church and the Sacraments and morality, setting out a reasoned defence of the truths of Faith that lead us to true happiness. The booklet, printed in full colour, includes many beautiful and insightful images, such as pictures of Mgr Georges Lemaître, the Catholic priest who invented the ‘Big Bang’ theory, and Fr Gregor Mendel, the monk who invented genetics.
Apologia has been written by Fr Marcus Holden and Fr Andrew Pinsent. Fr Pinsent works part time at the parish of St Joseph’s, Epsom, and is also Research Director of the Ian Ramsey Centre for Science and Religion at the University of Oxford. He has also co-authored, with Fr Holden, the Credo pocket catechism and the Evangelium course which have already sold over thirty thousand copies worldwide. The Evangelium course was specifically recommended for parish renewal by Bishop Patrick O'Donoghue in Fit for Mission?