CNA Newsroom, Sep 5, 2022 / 07:18 am
The director of the Benedict XVI Institute in Regensburg, Germany, says a “healthy defense of the faith” is necessary if Catholics are to credibly spread the Gospel in contemporary societies.
Evangelization draws on “the beauty and radiance of faith,” Bishop Rudolf Voderholzer of Regensburg told CNA Deutsch, CNA’s German-language news partner, in an interview published Sept. 1.
“However, it needs to go hand in hand with a ‘healthy’ form of apologetics, insofar as the proclamation of the faith has never, and certainly not today, taken place in a merely benevolent and affirmative atmosphere.”
Apologetics “should demonstrate the reasonableness of faith and the hope the faith can give in the face of critical inquiries,” Voderholzer, a professor of dogmatics, said.