apologistdave [at] gmail [dot] com
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I provide this address mainly so that I am not "inaccessible" -- and I try to read all letters. But I am unable to answer any "apologetics question" letters (and frequently I am unable to answer at all), due to time limitations and other duties. There are only so many hours in a day and so much work a human being can do. If someone has a business proposal or some important factual information to pass along, etc., then I will in all likelihood reply. But I can't spend hours and hours on correspondence, and often, not even minutes (and it adds up quickly, believe me!).
I do this work full-time, as an apologist and author, and my only income is from book royalties and generous 100% tax-deductible donations. What that means, practically speaking, is that I have to spend most of my time writing new books, in order to maintain an income.
This blog (with nearly 2500 papers) is designed to cover most major questions regarding Catholic apologetics (and a lot of minor ones too). I've also written 31 books for the same purpose. Seek and ye shall almost assuredly find. The thousands of hours for over fifteen years (online) that I have spent producing this material (mostly voluntary free labor) is for the sake of those who want to better understand or more confidently embrace Catholicism, in faith and obedience.
If I don't reply to those sorts of inquiries (which is very likely), it isn't because I don't "care", but because there is only so much energy to go around. My concern for others is shown, I think, in all the work I have put into my existing writing. I've devoted my life to it. I do also have a family (four children). I trust that e-mail inquirers who are looking for apologetic "answers" will understand this (though a small number of folks never seem to). The answers (at least some kind of answer) to apologetic questions almost always can be found in existing papers of mine (and my site is easy to navigate in several different ways, with just a little practice).
For personal assistance and pastoral questions (apologetic or otherwise), along these lines, I highly recommend The Coming Home Network (800-664-5110) and Catholic Answers (619-387-7200: San Diego).
Updated on 14 July 2012.