As Catholic educators, doing what's best for student's faith formation is a top priority. You can’t sit around and wait for your students’ faith to waver before you learn the tools to help them navigate through uncertainty. The time to address young people’s questions and concerns about faith, science, and secular myths is now! As important as it is to begin, we know that figuring out how to teach apologetics and where to start can feel pretty overwhelming. In this article, you’ll learn some tips for how to jumpstart your curriculum and strategies for teaching apologetics to your students. Plus, you’ll get access to ten of Credible Catholic's Most Asked Questions Videos on the two apologetics topics that students struggle with the most: science and suffering.
As religious educators, you serve as the “go-to” for students when they have questions or concerns about their faith and how it fits into the bigger picture of history, science, and culture. In order to help students navigate through times of uncertainty in their faith journey and defend their beliefs in a largely secular society, catechists must serve in another role: that of the apologist. If we want our students to grow into lifelong defenders of faith, we must equip them with the tools they need to do so, and those tools are found within the field of apologetics. In this article, you’ll learn about why apologists are needed now more than ever, how the study of apologetics is beneficial personally and professionally to educators as well as students, and how to become an apologist today. Plus, you’ll get access to a free download of our Prayer for Knowledge Prayer Card—a perfect resource to use in your classroom for promoting discussion about challenging topics.
It is no secret that the twenty-first century has given rise to a new kind of Exodus: young people are leaving the Church at disheartening numbers. In this article, we’ll explore the history of Catholic apologetics, why apologetics is needed today, what could happen if Catholics do not take an apologetics approach to teaching, and more. Plus, download a free copy of our Prayer for Knowledge Prayer Card to use during your devotional time.