I am a young Catholic and I would like to apologise for my faith. By apology I do not mean an expression of regret. Rather, I am referring to the Greek origin of the word, meaning to defend.
To modern sensibilities, Catholic moral teaching can come across as rigid and non-inclusive. In this regard, Catholic teaching is often misunderstood. In contrast to modern secularism, which tends towards relativism, the Catholic Church unapologetically teaches that there are absolute truths. - Rachael Patterson, The Sydney Morning Herald (click below for full article)