Almost 500,000 copies of this classic high school text
were printed, which was used to teach the Faith to generations of
English-speaking Catholics around the world for more than four decades.
Its outstanding clarity, persuasiveness and comprehensiveness are
totally unique. No popular textbook in English published since it was
last published in 1962 has repeated Sheehan's successful presentation of
For years, this book gave to many young Catholics
the support and knowledge to sustain their Faith throughout their
lifetime. They knew the Catholic Religion, and they knew the reasons for
it. Both teachers and students who used it have testified to its
lasting impression upon them.
The structure and sequence of the argument of
Sheehan's Apologetics have a unique clarity and logical force. The
exposition of the deposit of faith in Catholic Doctrine is clear and
thorough. Objections are faced openly and honestly. Dr Sheehan's whole
text breathes a loving confidence in the truth of the Faith founded on
Him to Whom all honour and glory is due: Jesus Christ, the same,
yesterday, today and forever.
About the Editor:
Father Peter Joseph is Vice-rector, Dean of Studies and lecturer in Dogmatic
Theology at Vianney College, the diocesan seminary of Wagga Wagga, Australia.