I have a new article out today in Crisis Magazine, titled “The Last Temptation of the Lay Apologist.” Here’s a snippet:
The tradition of lay apologists is a venerable one, going back to early Church Fathers such as Justin Martyr and Tertullian. But today, lay apologists for the Faith face challenges even the likes of Veuillot never dreamed of. Technological and social changes have profoundly altered how the Church has to operate in public, and apologetic efforts seem directed as much toward baptized Catholics, who don’t seem to know or care much about the Faith, as to non-Catholics. It is worth reflecting on some of the pitfalls that may beset well-meaning lay apologists today.
Read it all at Crisis Magazine. Cheers!