Catholic Answers, a California-based nonprofit, is gearing up for its next national conference, which will be held September 4-6 in San Diego. The conference is designed to help the faithful defend the Catholic Faith against the challenges it faces in today’s culture.

Conference speaker Christopher Check explained: “Our doctrines and practices are ridiculed in the media. We are called bigots for speaking the truth about marriage. We are labeled intolerant for defending innocent life. And now the government wants to force us to pay for abortions and contraception. The Church has entered a new age of persecution.

“Following Pope Francis’s call for a new evangelization, Catholic Answers is calling on the faithful to learn how to evangelize with charity and to live their Faith more publicly,” Check said.

Other speakers include Karl Keating, Jimmy Akin, Tim Staples, Trent Horn, and Hector Molina.

The keynote address will be delivered by Archbishop Alexander Sample of Portland, Oregon. The archbishop will also take part in a special radio broadcast of Catholic Answers Live, hosted at the conference by Patrick Coffin. Archbishop Sample will field questions directly from conference attendees.

The conference will take place at the San Diego Sheraton Hotel and Marina.

Registration and more information are available at