Edited by Stephen Gabriel
Catholic Controversies gives Catholics and others seeking the truth a valuable resource for correcting the most common misunderstandings and myths perpetuated by the media, university professors and the uninformed. Catholic Controversies collects the very best articles addressing most of the "hot-button" issues used to undermine both the authority of the Church and the faith of Catholics, especially young people. The topics range from proofs of God's existence to the Spanish Inquisition to human cloning and stem-cell research.
Stephen Gabriel makes it easy to digest these articles by providing an introduction to each topic and a summary, presented in bullet format, of the highlights and conclusions of each article. Every Catholic wishing to be armed with the facts should read this book.
Praise for Catholic Controversies:
"A very useful reader that dispels many of the myths, black legends, and disinformation scams that impede a real understanding of the Catholic Church."
- George Weigel, author, Evangelical Catholicism
"Did you ever have a friendly (or not so friendly) discussion with someone over hot buttons issues regarding the teachings or history of the Catholic Church and left saying, 'I wish I had been prepared better'? Well after reading the magnificent collection of essays in Catholic Controversies compiled by Stephen Gabriel, you will never have to say that again. Whether it is Scripture, Church History, Doctrine or the Moral teachings of the Church, Gabriel has collected the very best of Catholic modern day authors to help your friends, if not become Catholic, well, at least to be truly well informed so they can make up their own minds about the Catholic Church."
— Father C. J. McCloskey, Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, DC
"I can't imagine a better or handier reference for explaining and defending the Catholic position on all the 'hot-button' issues. Stephen Gabriel has surveyed many different fields--bioethics, public policy, history, sociology--to find the most authoritative and compelling voices. This book is as close to the Last Word as you're going to find between two covers."
— Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, author of many Catholic books, television host