Catholic apologetics encompasses all of Christian apologetics - since Catholicism is the fullness of Christianity - but Catholic apologetics tends to focus on those truths of Christianity that are not generally believed by non-Catholic Christians. Pray that He will give you the courage to share your Faith and the wisdom to choose your words carefully and profitably. Don't try to "wing it." However, always follow, "I don't know," with, "But, I will find out and get back to you." And A few more basics about apologetics before we move into specific apologetics topics: #1) Ingrain this into your psyche..Bible is a Catholic book! Whenever someone quotes you a Bible verse that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong on something, your response should be, "Amen, I believe what the Bible says!
There is an answer, you just need to go and find it. We need to read it, pray it, learn it, and use it to bring our separated brothers and sisters back to the Church.
Christian apologetics, on the other hand, builds the case for divinely revealed truths - truths that cannot be known by reason apart from faith. Will you get into tight spots..you start sharing your Faith with others? Before you can answer one question, you're asked another.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.
If we don't believe in all of it, if we each appoint ourselves Pope and throw out a doctrine here or a doctrine there, then our faith is no longer Catholic.
Back to top First of all, you would want to check out 1st Corinthians, chapter 1, verse 23.
Natural apologetics builds the case for truths we can know from the "natural" light of reason.