23-26, Sep 2021
La Jolla, CA
Who Do You Say That I Am?
Getting the answer right to the most important question ever asked leads to a fulfilled life, rich in hope, joy, and meaning. It also leads to the “narrow gate,” which the Author of the question tells us few will find. Getting the answer wrong, or settling for a superficial answer, as some Catholics do, leads to a life where our passions control our choices, and to the “wide gate,” which that Author says many will enter.
The most quoted line of the Second Vatican Council makes clear what’s at stake: “Christ the New Adam, in the very revelation of the mystery of the Father and of his love, fully reveals man to himself and brings to light his most high calling.” In other words, only Jesus Christ can tell me who I am supposed to be. Only he and his Body, the Church, will secure me on the path to Heaven. Success in terms of the Gospel means, not fitting Jesus into my life, but fitting my life into His life, now and in eternity.
If you want to know better the person of Jesus Christ, His divinity and humanity, His teachings and virtues, His ministry and His Passion, and if you want to grasp what all these mean for you, don’t miss this conference!Learn more
The countdown to awesome discussions, insights, and Catholic fellowship begins now!
If you want to know better the person of Jesus Christ, His divinity and humanity, His teachings and virtues, His ministry and His Passion, and if you want to grasp what all these mean for you, don’t miss these talks!
Diocese of Tyler, Texas
Sisters of Life
Professor of Theology, Providence College
Catholic Answers Live, Host
Director of Apologetics
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From the Black Lives Matter movement to LGBTQ activism to the resurgence of white nationalism, identity politics is playing a prominent role in America today. Nor is this trend limited to the U.S. alone: the political scientist Francis Fukuyama has described identity politics as “a master concept that explains much of what is going on in global affairs.” So how should a Christian respond to this trend? Or to put the matter another way, why is a sound Christology key to a healthy sense of identity?
In our age of reducing Jesus to the level of “just a slob like one of us…” as the Joan Osborne song says of God, the dumbing down of who Jesus is has ebbed its way into the minds of an alarming number of both Catholics and Protestants, and even among theologians. In this presentation Tim uses Scripture and Magisterial documents to proclaim the truth of this very important component crucial for understanding the truth of the Hypostatic Union of the divine and human natures of Christ in the one Person of Christ. Get this wrong, and you lose Jesus as both the Savior of the world and the Revealer of all things that pertain to God for the sake of our salvation!
Jimmy Akin calls square dancing at the Catholic Answers Conference! The floor fills up fast so be sure to come early and enjoy the fun and fellowship.
Join us for morning Mass in the Aventine Ballroom.
Will the real Jesus please stand up? In this presentation Trent gives us sound principles that both expose the "counterfeit Christ's" of other belief systems and reinforce our understanding of the true God-man, Jesus Christ.
Most Christians believe Jesus performed miracles, but some skeptics claim these events are just legends that were added to the Gospel accounts. In this presentation, Karlo demonstrates why the methods of modern historical research support the reality of Jesus’ miracles and why this is important to our defense of the Catholic faith.
Join us for an optional/bonus talk during the lunch break. Fr. Paul Check - The Gospel Call to Greatness - "You were not made for comfort, but for greatness," a line attributed to Pope Benedict. What is the greatness to which he refers and how do we achieve it?
Ask your questions from the floor of the Catholic Answers Conference during the live show - Catholic Answers LIVE with Cy Kellett.
Casual evening under the stars with good food and great fellowship.
Holy Mass Saturday morning at the Catholic Answers National Conference.
Grab a bite to eat after Mass. Fuel up for another day of amazing talks, shopping, and community.
In this talk, Jimmy Akin draws on Scripture and Tradition to show the basis for what the Church teaches about Jesus Christ. He reveals how the Church has responded to the many heresies about Christ that have been proposed in history—and that are still taught by many contemporary groups.
Christ was fully human in the measure that he was a man, a male individual. Yet, as Christian tradition has always struggled with the tendency to deny Christ's full humanity, so today, in an age of "toxic masculinity," we find a commonplace effort to downplay or stifle any talk of Christ's maleness. Guided by the thought of St. Thomas Aquinas, this talk will highlight how the doctrine of the Incarnation demands full affirmation of Christ's male sexuality, that is, of Christ's assumption of a male-structured human nature. Acting in a male-conditioned yet also sinless manner, Christ thereby provides an example of "manly" moral action, of which the Gospels supply ample evidence. This talk will give particular attention to the way Christ acts as a model of manly courage, of manly chastity, and of manly headship.
Perfect break to run and grab a quick lunch or stay around for a bonus lunchtime talk. Fr. Paul Check - Our Lady, Our Hope - “How can this be?” Mary says to the Archangel Gabriel at the Annunciation. How does Our Lady guide us more deeply into the Paschal Mystery, and so to a closer union with her Son and Our Savior?
Tim Staples, Trent Horn, Jimmy Akin, and Karlo Broussard on the stage to answer questions from the audience.
Our Lord promised, “I will be with you until the end of the age,” but many Catholics, perhaps most, do not appreciate the fulfillment of this promise in the “source and summit" of our Catholic Faith, the Holy Eucharist. Even now a profound disagreement over what constitutes worthiness to receive Holy Communion threatens the unity of the Church's shepherds. Our Lord’s words, however, could not be more clear: This is my body. This is the chalice of my blood. Eucharistic faith is essential, and Catholics ignore the reality that Christ is truly with us at their peril. Drawing on his own experiences as a bishop in a time of crisis, His Excellency will reveal how he could not discharge the duties of his office were it not for the hours he spends in adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, immersed in the mystery of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, fully God, fully man, and fully present among us.
Join us for Mass to end the Catholic Answers Conference on a high note.
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September 23-26, 2021
La Jolla, California
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