Catholic Answers are also publishers of This Rock, a magazine I devoured as a college student and instrumental in leading me to the faith. Karl Keating has also mentioned that they are working on putting the entire contents of past issues of This Rock online -- 14 years worth! A long and arduous task to be sure, but which would ultimately be a great service to Catholics on the internet.
- Testimony has a religious character. The witness addresses us actively, placing us in the position of recipients who must seek to understand. Personal address can suprise and challenge us, furnish us with new categories, and thus dispose us for conversion. To the extent that we open ourselves up to testimony, we learn to rely on trustworthy witnesses and submit to their authority. This fiducial attitude prepares us for conversion as a personal submission to the divine witness who speaks to us in Christ.
While I applaud the resurgence of apologetics . . . I suggest it could benefit from the personalism that Pope John Paul II professes. I hae for some years been advocating an apologetics of religious testimony. It could capitalize on the personalist categories with which Christian philosophers such as Gabriel Marcel have familiarized us: testimony, invitation, response, engagement, fidelity and communion. These categories attune us to biblical thinking and especially to the Gospels as documents of faith.