Peace be with you!
Over the last few months I’ve been involved with some debates online defending the Church. I’ve also recently e-mailed the owners of some websites addressing their portrayal of Holy Mother Church. Now, I am working on my first “real” piece of apologetics. I’m writing a letter to Chick Publications addressing the claims they make on their website and in their comic tracts. What they say about the Church is the absolute most ridiculous and unresearched things I’ve ever seen. They’ve even accused Northern Ireland (among other countries, including the US and Canada!) of having a “militant Catholic government”. Well, now…Irish history just happens to be my area of expertise.
I am drawing from various sources in my letter: the Bible, the Catechism, How the Irish Saved Civilization, Upon this Rock (by Steve Ray, who I’ve been in e-mail contact with), and of course…Catholic Answers.
Anyway, I’ve got about three pages so far, and it’s going to be much longer by the time I’m done. I just hope they’ll actually take the time to read and respond to it, like I asked them in the first paragraph. I’d like you to pray for me that I can make this letter the best I can in defense of the Church. Fortunately, their level of research is so poor (they cite their own books as sources!) that even a grade schooler in a Catholic school could refute it. I’ll also be praying for the poor souls and Chick Publications that they might have their eyes opened to the untruths they believe.