But rather, an apology in the ancient sense of the word - which is to make a reasoned defense of something or someone.
In ancient times, the word apology referred to the case a lawyer would make on behalf of his client.
Truths such as the reality of biblical miracles, the divinity of Christ, the Virgin Birth, and the Resurrection to name a few. Just keep firmly, but gently, guiding the discussion back to one topic until you've said all you want to say..move on. Never be afraid to say, "I don't know," when asked a question about your Faith. there is nothing in the Catholic Faith contrary to anything in the Bible! This is important to keep in mind because a lot of times folks will quote a passage from the Bible that "proves" the Catholic Church is wrong.Truths which the articles of our Faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #4: Always view a question about your Faith, or even an attack on your Faith, as an opportunity - an opportunity to share the truth.Truths such as the existence of God, the innate spirituality of the human soul, the objective reality of right and wrong...truths that our faith rest upon and build upon. Rule #3: Luke , "Do not be afraid, henceforth Will you make mistakes? Stay calm and stay determined to bring light into darkness. Quite often Catholics get frustrated by what I call the doctrinal dance..get asked about Purgatory, Mary, the Pope, the Sacraments all in rapid fire succession.As Paul says in verse 24, Christ crucified is the "power of God".
1 Cor 2:2, "For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified." Again, didn't Paul know that Jesus had risen from the dead? Paul preaches Christ crucified because an empty cross has no power.The Crucifix reminds us not only of God's power, but also His love for us - giving His only begotten Son up for suffering and death. One other passage to keep in mind is Galatians 3:1, "O foolish Galatians!