Question Time 1
150 Questions and Answers on the Catholic Faith
Third Edition - Revised and with Index.
Fr John Flader
Pages: 335 pages.
Fr Flader draws on more than 40 years of experience in handing on the faith to
answer 150 questions on everything Catholic: doctrine, the sacraments, moral
life, prayer and devotions. The answers were originally published in Sydney’s The
Catholic Weekly, and more recently they have also
appeared in The Record in Perth.
book is written in a balanced, easy-to-read style and contains a wealth of
information that will be invaluable for anyone who is interested in finding out
more about the Catholic faith or who is in a position to hand on the faith to
others: priests, teachers, catechists, parents, RCIA coordinators, sacramental
program coordinators, recent converts...
John Flader’s book provides a useful and much needed explanation of the faith
drawn from the Scriptures, the Patristics and the Councils. Many enquirers in
the faith and RCIA members will find the text helpful and informative. It is an
ideal complement to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, to which it is amply
referenced. I strongly recommend this excellent faith resource.”
– Most Rev B.J. Hickey,
Archbishop Emeritus of Perth
a time when what the Catholic Church believes and teaches seems perplexing,
even absurd to many people, there is a need to explain clearly and simply why
the Church believes and teaches what she does. We need a new apologetics. Here
Fr John Flader offers a presentation of Catholic teaching which shows that,
however strange it may seem to contemporary culture, Catholic teaching is the
fruit of long experience and deep thought.”
– Most Rev. Mark Coleridge,
Archbishop of Brisbane
Flader’s Question Time is in the tradition of the apologetics of Fulton J.
Sheen. He explains the Church’s teaching and practices in a straight-forward
way without any spin. The information is very up to date, including references
to the works of Joseph Ratzinger/Benedict XVI. A great resource for handing on
– Professor Tracey Rowland,
Dean, John Paul II Institute for Marriage and Family
Fr John Flader BA
(Harvard), DCL (Navarre), was ordained a priest of Opus Dei in 1967 and came to
Australia in 1968. He has served as chaplain of Warrane College at the
University of New South Wales (1970-1991), chaplain of the University of
Tasmania (1992-1997) chaplain of RMIT University (1998-2001) and Director of
the Catholic Adult Education Centre of the Archdiocese of Sydney (2002-2010).
Since 2011 he has been chaplain of Montgrove College in Orchard Hills, Sydney.