Catholic Controversies:
Understanding Church Teachings
and Events in History

Edited by

Stephen Gabriel

Published by Moorings Press.

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Catholic Controversies

Catholic Controversies gives Catholics and others seeking the truth a valuable resource for correcting the most common misunderstandings and myths perpetuated by the media, university professors and the uninformed. Catholic Controversies collects the very best articles addressing most of the “hot-button” issues used to undermine both the authority of the Church and the faith of Catholics, especially young people. The topics range from proofs of God’s existence to the Spanish Inquisition to human cloning and stem-cell research.

Learn from some of the best modern thinkers:
• how history and archaeology corroborate the Gospels
• how the Crusades were defensive wars necessary to save Christianity
• overwhelming evidence that the Eucharist contains the Real Presence of Christ
• how contraception undermines happy marriages
• why marriage is inherently heterosexual

Stephen Gabriel makes it easy to digest these articles by providing an introduction to each topic and a summary, presented in bullet format, of the highlights and conclusions of each article. Every Catholic wishing to be armed with the facts should read this book.

Praise for Catholic Controversies

“A very useful reader that dispels many of the myths, black legends, and disinformation scams that impede a real understanding of the Catholic Church.”
~ George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Ethics and Public Policy Center, Washington, DC

“Did you ever have a friendly (or not so friendly) discussion with someone over hot buttons issues regarding the teachings or history of the Catholic Church and left saying, ‘I wish I had been prepared better’? Well after reading the magnificent collection of essays in Catholic Controversies compiled by Stephen Gabriel, you will never have to say that again. Whether it is Scripture, Church History, Doctrine or the Moral teachings of the Church, Gabriel has collected the very best of Catholic modern day authors to help your friends, if not become Catholic, well, at least to be truly well informed so they can make up their own minds about the Catholic Church.”
~ Father C. J. McCloskey, Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute in Washington, DC

“I can't imagine a better or handier reference for explaining and defending the Catholic position on all the ‘hot-button’ issues. Stephen Gabriel has surveyed many different fields–bioethics, public policy, history, sociology–to find the most authoritative and compelling voices. This book is as close to the Last Word as you're going to find between two covers."
~ Mike Aquilina, Executive Vice President, St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology, author of many Catholic books, television host

Read Christopher Chapman’s review of Catholic Controversies in the Pittsburgh Catholic by clicking here.

Read Tracy Mehan’s review of Catholic Controversies in The American Spectator by clicking here.

Click here to read the Table of Contents and to see the list of well-known contributing authors and hot topics.

Click here to read the book's Introduction.

Hear Stephen Gabriel discuss Catholic Controversies with Father Rocky Hoffman on Relevant Radio on December 17, 2010 by clicking here

Hear Stephen Gabriel discuss Catholic Controversies with Al Kresta on the “Kresta in the Afternoon" show on February 8, 2011 by clicking here. The interview begins about a third of the way through the program.

Hear Stephen Gabriel discuss Catholic Controversies on Relevant Radio’s Morning Air show with Sean Herriott on June 10, 2011 by clicking here. The interview begins about minute 30 during the program.