Karl Keating Steps Down at Catholic Answers

by Steve Ray on February 3, 2015

This is good news for Catholic Answers and will open up a lot of new possibilities. Christopher Check is now President — a good move.

You can read the official announcement here: http://www.catholic.com/news/catholic-answers-names-new-president

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Tom Govern February 3, 2015 at 3:21 PM

I learned a lot from Carl Keating. His “Catholicism and Fundamentalism” was one of my first major forays into apologetics. Catholic Answers is such a terrific resource.

Tammy February 3, 2015 at 3:59 PM

Good. Let’s hope they clean up the situation on their forums now.

Brett Warren June 18, 2017 at 7:22 AM

Dear Mr. Ray
My name is Brett Warren,I am an Anglican Christian living in Tasmania,Australia.I have been studying Catholic Doctrine for awhile,and was preparing to enter the church,when I decided that I could not.The reason? Pope Francis.
Iam really troubled and upset my statements he has made,and he has put me off entering the church,at least for now.
One thing more than any other thing that made me decide to enter the church was the church’s dogmatic teaching on Divorce and Remarriage.After very extensive study and refection I could see the the church’s teaching on this matter was true.No other church was teaching it,but the Catholic church,so that for me was the clincher.
But then,just after I had made my decision,out came “Amoris Lataetti”by pope Francis.
This absolutely shocked and confused me. It seems that that this Pope is saying that Catholics CAN,in certain cases,even without an annulement, if divorced and remarried, take Communion,and be a good church member. Is that true?
How can that be? I have tried to follow all the Apologists on line who are defending the Pope’s statements,but to me it just seems simple and clear,Francis is changing the church’s 2,000 year old teaching on this matter.
I read your book “On this Rock”,and it greatly helped me to see the truth,but now I’m not so sure.I’m confused and deeply troubled by what this Pope is saying and doing,and frankly speaking his statements allowing divorce and remarriage to be OK,in certain situations,without annulement,have made me decide that I CANNOT be enter the church. IF that is what this Pope is saying,then he is clearly and manifestly trying to change the unchangeable teaching of the church,and isn’t that what heretics do?
I would really like to enter the church,I need to, but I am genuinely confused and troubled by this Pope and what he is saying.
Yes, I know there have been “bad” Popes,immoral,unethical etc,but they never changed the church’s doctrine,yet this Pope seems to me to doing just that,changing a central doctrine of the church,and if that is the case,what the church teaches about the Papal Office is not true.
Maybe I am confused or not seeing something here,I am open to being set straight,but why on earth is this Pope even flirting with the idea,and giving others the idea(bishops in Malta)?
I hope you can somehow set me straight on this matter,because on this will depend on whether I will enter the church or not.I do not trust Pope Fancis,I have no confidence in him,and it does seem to me that he is very stealthily and indirectly trying to change the church’s doctrine.
Please correct and enlighten me on this matter.

Yours Faithfully
Brett Warren

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