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Catholic Answers
FounderKarl Keating

Catholic Answers is a Catholic advocacy group based in El Cajon, California. It describes itself as the largest lay-run apostolate of Catholic apologetics and evangelization in the United States. It publishes Catholic Answers Magazine,[1] a bimonthly magazine focusing on Catholic outreach, religious formation and apologetics, as well as the website It also produces Catholic Answers Live,[2] a radio show answering callers' questions on a variety of topics related to the doctrines and practices of the Catholic Church. Catholic Answers Live is syndicated on the EWTN radio network.[3]


Catholic Answers was founded in 1979 by Karl Keating in response to a fundamentalist Protestant church in San Diego that was distributing anti-Catholic propaganda in the form of tracts placed on the cars of Catholics attending Mass. He first started by writing a modest tract titled "Catholic Answers" to counter the arguments he saw in the anti-Catholic tract. He distributed it on the windshields of the cars in the fundamentalist Protestant church's parking lot. Due to the feedback he received from that tract, he published 24 more tracts. In 1988 he quit his law practice and turned Catholic Answers into a full-time apostolate, with an office and full-time staff.[4]

The website receives approximately 471,000 visitors per month in an October 2012 estimate.[5]


Apologists who have worked for Catholic Answers include Trent Horn[6] and Jimmy Akin.

See also


  1. ^ "Catholic Answers Magazine".
  2. ^ "Radio".
  3. ^ "Catholic Radio- EWTN Catholic Radio Network".
  4. ^ Tim Ryland (Spring 1996). "Keating for the Defense". Sursum Corda (Republished on
  5. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-04. Retrieved 2014-09-03.((cite web)): CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Catholic Answers apologist Trent Horn addresses the 'isms'". Today's Catholic. 2018-11-07. Retrieved 2020-12-01.