Christopher Ferrara vs Mark Shea Debate on Video

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Christopher Ferrara and Mark Shea debated at the Argument of the Month club this past January 12th, 2016.  I wish I could have been there, but with work it was just too long of a drive.

The topic of the debate – “Has the Modern Catholic Church Effectively Abandoned the Great Commission”.  The issues addressed were very serious, and much of the debate was basically over the best way to evangelize in the modern world.

The Argument of the Month club debate between Christopher Ferrara and Mark Shea is now available on video.  It can be accessed HERE.

It was a good debate, much better than the political debates we see on television.  I feel that Mark Shea was at a bit of a disadvantage, debating a lawyer.  The debate was civil but lively, and lasts about 2 hours (including the answer and question section).

It is definitely worth the watch.

 

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4 Responses to Christopher Ferrara vs Mark Shea Debate on Video

  1. Michigan Man says:

    Yes! I’m glad they taped this. Can’t wait to watch

  2. Michigan Man says:

    Mark Shea comes across like such a slim-ball. It’s just angering to watch. They’re not arguments, but jokes to defuse the situation. Chris Ferrara clearly and easily (and rightly) wins.

    • I agree that Chris Ferrara won the debate. I feel that Mark Shea dodged the issue of what was going on, especially with the video at the beginning of the debate, which is religious indifferentism.

      I was pleasantly surprised that Mr. Shea did NOT try to claim that “it is a theologically acceptable position” to believe everyone goes to heaven, as he has done on his blog before. Rather, he said that he needed the Catholic Church and the sacraments to get to heaven, that everyone does.

      I thought that Mr. Ferrara made his points very well, and seemed like the more confident of the two. He also had a lot of statistics at the ready to back up his arguments.

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