Catholic Answers Director of Apologetics and Evangelization Tim Staples answers a caller who asks if infants can be baptized during Lent.
Tim Staples is Director of Apologetics and Evangelization here at Catholic Answers, but he was not always Catholic. Tim was raised a Southern Baptist. Although he fell away from the faith of his childhood, Tim came back to faith in Christ during his late teen years through the witness of Christian televangelists. Soon after, Tim joined the Marine Corps.
During his four-year tour, he became involved in ministry with various Assemblies of God communities. Immediately after his tour of duty, Tim enrolled in Jimmy Swaggart Bible College and became a youth minister in an Assembly of God community. During his final year in the Marines, however, Tim met a Marine who really knew his faith and challenged Tim to study Catholicism from Catholic and historical sources. That encounter sparked a two-year search for the truth. Tim was determined to prove Catholicism wrong, but he ended up studying his way to the last place he thought he would ever end up: the Catholic Church!
He converted to Catholicism in 1988 and spent the following six years in formation for the priesthood, earning a degree in philosophy from St. Charles Borromeo Seminary in Overbrook, Pennsylvania. He then studied theology on a graduate level at Mount St. Mary’s Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland, for two years. Realizing that his calling was not to the priesthood, Tim left the seminary in 1994 and has been working in Catholic apologetics and evangelization ever since.
Pro-Choice speaker James Croft argued against Pro-Life speaker Scott Klusendorf at Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio. The Debate was put on by Veritas the Christian Catholic Life Group along with the Secular Society. There were other co-sponsors including St. Thomas More University Parish, The Foundations for Life, Catholic Charities, Cru and H20 Church.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, talks about the convergence of some powerful themes. Some of these themes are the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr., the anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade decision, the Annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. He discusses how all these themes are intertwined with each other and how they converge together during the month of January. For regular updates and for pro-life resources, please visit http://www.PriestsForLife.org
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, takes a moment to welcome Abby Johnson into the Catholic Church. Abby Johnson is a form Planned Parenthood Director but has since become Pro-Life and is now a member of the Catholic Church. Please visit http://www.PriestsForLife.org for updates on the Pro-Life Movement.
Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director of Priests for Life, talks about the States of Refuge project. The goal of this project is to close the last abortion facility in 5 different states. For more information please visit http://www.StatesOfRefuge.org
Catholic Answers Senior Apologist Jimmy Akin discusses what the Church teaches about Guardian Angels and the different opinions about them that are acceptable in Catholic theology.
Jimmy was born in Texas and raised in Arkansas. He grew up nominally Protestant but at age 20 experienced a profound conversion to Christ. Planning on becoming a Protestant pastor or seminary professor, he started an intensive study of the Bible, but the more he immersed himself in Scripture the more he found to support the Catholic faith. Eventually, he was compelled in conscience to enter the Catholic Church, which he did in 1992.