Learn how you can explain and defend the Catholic Faith on issues as diverse as the Papacy, the Sacraments, Mary and the Saints, moral issues, Tradition, and the Church. Each session is packed with biblical and historical facts and evidence supporting Catholic teaching. The lively openforum question-&-answer with the audience gives you excellent insights into how you can better explain, defend, and share your Catholic Faith with others, especially when you encounter difficult questions.
4 audio CDs
By Patrick Madrid
Delivered to a capacity audience of 1,800 people at Franciscan University of Steubenville’s “Defending the Faith” conference, this 1-hour, professionally recorded and produced video covers the basics of how to engage in apologetics in a manner that conforms to St. Peter’s admonition: “Always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you, but do it with gentleness and respect” (1 Peter 3:15-16). Patrick draws upon his nearly quarter-century of frontline apologetics experience as he shares the do’s and don’ts of effective, charitable apologetics. Perfect for group or individual study.
1 DVD disc
By Patrick Madrid
A Catholic/Protestant Debate
Patrick Madrid vs. Dr. Rowland Ward
Topic One: “Sola Scriptura — Is the Bible Formally Sufficient as the Rule of Faith?”
Topic Two: “Salvation and Justification — What Must We Do (if Anything) To Be Saved?”
This exciting and informative debate took place in 1996 before an audience of approximately 300 Catholics and Protestants in Melbourne, Australia during one of Patrick Madrid’s speaking visits to that country. Dr. Rowland Ward is a Reformed Protestant minister and theologian, an author, and is active in apologetics.
The themes of the debate, authority and salvation, are at the core of the controversy between Catholics and Protestants, and in this exchange you’ll learn how Catholics can respond with Scripture to the standard arguments that are often posed by Protestants. Dr. Ward was an articulate debater and gave a helpful explanation of Reformed Protestant views on these two key issues. Patrick Madrid shows how to respond, gently but firmly, using the Bible, when sharing the Catholic teaching on these subjects with Protestants. Riveting!
Patrick Madrid vs. Rev. Frank Needham
Topic One: “Is the Catholic Doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist Biblical?”
Topic Two: “What Is the Christian’s Final Authority, the Bible Alone, or the Bible, Tradition, and the Magisterium?”
This is a block-buster of a debate! Taped in Auckland New, Zealand at Rev. Needham’s church before a large audience of several hundred Protestants and Catholics. This exchange between Patrick Madrid and Pentecostal minister, Frank Needham was friendly and polite but still very intense, exciting, and at times quite dramatic. The audience was comprised mainly of the members of the congregation of that Pentecostal church, most of whom were former Catholics. Great audience participation and an excellent opportunity to see how many Protestants attack the Catholic doctrine of the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist and how they try to defend their theory of going by the Bible alone. You’ll be at the edge of your seat — the audience at the debate was!
3 audio CDs
A Catholic/Protestant debate on sola Scriptura
Patrick Madrid & Karl Keating vs. Bill Jackson and Ron Nemec
An apologetics classic! This debate took place before an audience of nearly 600 people at a Fundamentalist Baptist church in Denver, Colorado, during the Pope’s visit there in the summer of 1993. The debate theme was framed as “Does the Bible Teach the doctrine of ‘The Bible Alone’?” In this rollicking and sometimes humorous exchange, you’ll hear veteran Catholic apologists Karl Keating and Patrick Madrid square off against two Fundamentalist Baptist ministers as they disect the Reformation notion of sola scriptura, using Scripture and the facts of history. Informative, thought-provoking and dramatic. Don’t miss this one!
2 audio CDs
A wake-up call to action for Catholics everywhere! This rousing set of 11 CDs comprises a recent speaking tour given by Patrick Madrid in the Archdiocese of Boston before capacity audiences. In these 11 different talks, Patrick presents the biblical and historical evidence for the Catholic Faith as well as stirring talks on moral relativism and more. Each talk is followed by an extended Q&A session. TONS of great study material here. Perfect for your daily commute.
11 audio CDs
3 audio CDs