on January 15, 2007
The Catholic Response is a great book to assist both Catholics and non-Catholics in understanding the Catholic position of many of the Catholic doctrines that confound the average person. With a mixture of history, logic and Sacred Scripture, Father Stravinskas makes the topic of every chapter come alive and the reader finishes every chapter with a sense of, "well, of course." Father Stravinskas always takes the high road in his approach. The Catholic Response was written as a response to an anti-Catholic screed written by Jimmy Swaggart back in the 1980's. Despite the fact that the Catholic Response has been updated since Swaggart's public disgrace, Fr. Stravinskas makes no ad hominem attack but rather treats the topic of Swaggart, as he does all topics in the book, with charity. At this price point, this is a great book to have a few copies on hand to give to anyone with questions about the Faith.