This past January, SJV parishioners attended the 3 part lecture series “Causes of Skepticism and Doubt: Having a Confident Faith in a Confusing World” presented by Mark McNeil.
Why do so many question our faith? Can Catholicism provide convincing answers to the many challenges it faces though the media and Internet? Rapid cultural, scientific and technological changes in the past century have contributed to the growing doubt and skepticism about the Catholic faith and Christianity in general. Among the challenges are the perceived disconnect between discoveries and theories of science and Catholic theology, doubts about the value and trustworthiness of the Bible, and the “impractical” moral standards of the Church.
Mark McNeil is currently the Assistant Principal for Formation and member of the Theology Department at Strake Jesuit College Preparatory, Houston, where he has taught since 2000. He has earned Master’s degrees in Scripture, theology and philosophy. Mark also teaches theology part-time at the University of St. Thomas and has spoken at parishes and conferences in the Houston area and throughout the country. He has appeared twice on Eternal Word Television Network’s (EWTN) The Journey Home broadcast. Mark, previously a minister in the Assembly of God, was received into the Catholic Church in 1999.
If you missed these lectures or “Jean Vianney: His World, His Church, His Ministry” presented last year by Fr. Chuck Talar, you now can listen the audio recordings! Click here to visit our Lectures and Audio page.