Trent Horn

After his conversion to the Catholic faith, Trent Horn pursued an undergraduate degree in history from Arizona State University. He then earned a graduate degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College.

Trent is a regular guest on the radio program Catholic Answers Live, a lecturer who speaks across the country on issues related to the Catholic faith, and the author of two books, Answering Atheism and Persuasive Pro-life, both of which are published by Catholic Answers Press.

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Featured Talks

Why Chastity Makes Sense – Rather than resort to “scare tactics” or corny clichés, Trent uses powerful stories and simple, non-religious arguments to show why the Church’s teachings on sexuality just make sense. By appealing to the universal desire for unconditional love, Trent shows that the Church’s teachings on topics like pornography and pre-marital sex don’t limit our freedom. Instead, they give us the freedom to find true joy and become the people we were meant to be.

How to be Persuasively Pro-life - Ever get tongue-tied trying to explain why you’re pro-life? In this talk Trent presents the non-religious reasons to oppose abortion and then equips pro-life advocates to make their case in the public square. He also teaches pro-lifers to be ambassadors who graciously make their case and always, in the words of St. Paul, “speak the truth in love.” 

How to Talk about Same Sex “Marriage” –In this talk Trent will give you the tools you need to make a powerful, non-religious case against redefining marriage to include same-sex couples. You’ll learn how to avoid the common mistakes Catholics make when discussing this topic, how to succinctly and soundly defend marriage, and how to answer the most common objections to the Catholic view on this issue. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to charitably engage those who disagree with you and help them see that the Church’s position on marriage is reasonable and compassionate.

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“Trent Horn is a gifted Catholic apologist as well as a compelling speaker. He presents Catholicism in an intelligent, careful, and winsome manner, providing to his listeners a model of how an ambassador of the Church ought to offer an account of our Faith in public.”

— Francis J. Beckwith, professor of philosophy and Church-state studies, Baylor University


“Trent Horn has the ability not only to defend the Faith but even more to present the beauty of the Faith in convincing ways. While he is fully capable of producing sound bites that catch the attention of both youths and adults, his best work explains tough truths in logical and illuminating ways.”

Most Rev. Thomas J. Olmsted, Bishop of the Diocese of Phoenix


“After you concluded your talk, I summoned the courage to ask my non-Catholic friend for their thoughts on your speech. My friend was deeply impressed with your charisma and how you handled yourself and presented your material. Your God-inspired words left my friend's heart open to wanting to know more about our faith!”

 A Midwest College Student