is derived from the ancient Greek word apologia, which means, an apology.
#3) If you are ever asked a question about your Faith that you cannot answer, don't worry.
There is an answer, you just need to go and find it. We need to read it, pray it, learn it, and use it to bring our separated brothers and sisters back to the Church.
There is actually a good bit in the various Protestant faith traditions that does indeed contradict the Bible.
So, do not be afraid to engage non-Catholics in a discussion of the Bible.
Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.
Truths that can be known without any divine intervention. Because if we are sincere in our desire to share the truth with others..share Jesus Christ with others..Jesus will find a way to make something good come out of even our mistakes.
Apologetics is about building the case for our Faith...learning how to explain and defend our Faith.
Basically, there are 3 types of apologetics: natural apologetics, Christian apologetics, and Catholic apologetics.
For example, you believe women should be priests..the Catechism of the Catholic Church, paragraph 1577 states, "Only a baptized man validly receives ordination...