Confirmation 2 - Apologetics
Complete this worksheet if you missed our class session on Apologetics. Apologetics is the practice of defending the Catholic faith. Through Confirmation, we become soldiers for Christ, which means that we have a responsibility to answer the questions and arguments that people will bring to us throughout our lives about our faith.

Read the following article about why we should stand up for what we believe in: https://lifeteen.com/blog/standing-up-for-truth-its-worth-it/

Then how to do it: https://lifeteen.com/blog/take-stand-play-play-stand-beliefs/

Then answer the questions below!

Name (First and Last Name) *
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In the first article, Christina Mead mentions that it can feel like you are being personally attacked when people question your faith. What is the first thing that she says we need to remember? *
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Part of being willing to defend the faith is remembering who we are doing it for - it is for Jesus. Everything we do stems from our relationship with Him and is for Him. What truth does Christina ask us to remember when we have to stand up for our faith? (Hint: St Augustine said it). *
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In the second article, the first step mentioned is to take a deep breath, because good arguments are not driven by emotion, but rather by: *
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What do you need to show the person that is confronting you? Why is that? *
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What should you do if you don't know the answer to the question asked? *
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What should you do after you've answered the question or after you've told them you would look into it? Why is that? *
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A huge part of apologetics is knowing your faith and researching it to understand it better. Go to: https://www.catholic.com/qa AND research one question that you might have had about the faith (anything at all!) Then, in the box below, explain what you searched for and what you learned in the process. *
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