Meet the Author
A Very Short Bio
I’m always a little lost when I try to describe myself…but I’ll do my best here. So, let’s start with basics. My name is Taylor (because I don’t want everyone calling me “catholicteenapologist” all the time…it’s way too long). I enjoy reading and writing as well as learning new things and meeting new people. I love Jesus Christ and the Catholic Church He established and, for this reason, answering questions about the Church and sharing my Faith with others are my favorite hobbies. Different religions and cultures fascinate me, as I think there is always something we can learn from people who are different than us (which is why the world isn’t boring and monotonous).
As an American southerner (and a proud one at that), part of my day consists of answering questions about my Faith. For those who don’t know, the Southern part of the United States is nicknamed “the Bible Belt”…and for a very good reason. There’s a church on every corner, a Bible in every house, and everyone’s a preacher. Misconceptions about the teachings of the Catholic Church are commonplace down here, so there’s no shortage of apologetic work that can be done. The questions I face daily have helped to challenge my faith, knock it down, and then rebuild it on solid ground. You can read more about my faith journey later, though.
There are two things you need to know about me before you start reading my blog. 1) I am very sarcastic. Honestly, I think it’s genetic. But in any event, be on the look-out for that. I have the bad habit of using it without thinking about it, but I’ll try to monitor myself and make it clear when I use it. 2) My sense of humor is as dry as the Dust Bowl. No joke. Because of that, it tends to kind of sneak up on people…so watch out for it. I apologize ahead of time if I crack a bad joke or something.
And Just How Am I Qualified to Write This?
That’s a fair question. I am, after all, a teenager. No degrees, no fancy letters after my name, nothing. But I don’t want everyone to think I’m just making all of this up, so let me explain a few things. I don’t know everything about the Church (that was me stating the obvious there), and I realize that. However, I’m not flying blind on this. For the past three years, I’ve answered questions about the Catholic Church on the internet and I’ve also started writing articles for different Catholic websites. Just recently, I finished a book about the Catholic Church that is being read through by my priest and several other people who are smarter than me (they aren’t actually that hard to find, really). I have yet to get an email telling me that I spoke any heresy in said book, so I’m counting that as a good thing. Hopefully, within the next two years, you will be able to purchase this book at your local Barnes & Noble. Fingers crossed.
The point of that whole little blurb wasn’t to brag. My point is this: don’t write me off because I’m a teenager. Humor me here: stick around and read the posts. Who knows? You might have so much fun that you’ll never want to leave!