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Leading African prelate exhorts laity to become apologists for the faith

May 28, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Bishop Emmanuel Badejo of Nigeria, who leads the African bishops’ communications efforts, called on “every youth and adult in every diocese” to be “able and willing at every turn to refute lies and fake news about our history, faith and Church … Speak up for the truth, for the faith and for the Church.”

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - May. 28, 2020 5:23 PM ET USA

    One cannot do effective apologetics without adequate training, the kind of training that Catholic schools ought to provide. When is the last time a graduate from a diocesan school could hold his own in a debate about religion? Let's not even mention a Catholic school graduate defending Catholic dogmas and moral truths from a perspective of scriptural and philosophic support. The "Mass exodus" (thanks Fr. Hugh) from the Church can be traced to a lack of proper formation in Catholic 1st principles