Apologetics: n. The branch of theology that is concerned with defending or proving the truth of Christian doctrines.
In this program, Jimmy and Melody will take some of the common questions asked of the Catholic Church and give an informative theological answer that anyone can understand. You are invited to email in your questions about the Church by filling out the form below.
Jimmy Seghers was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He completed grammar school at St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, then attended De La Salle high school in New Orleans and St. Vincent’s College in Cape Girardeau, Mo.
Jim earned his bachelor’s degree from St. Mary’s College with majors in Philosophy, History, Education and Classical Languages. Next, he successfully completed a four-year graduate program at St. Mary’s in Theology and Sacred Scripture, and earned a Master’s Degree in History from De Paul University in Chicago, Ill.
Upon graduation Jim served as Dean of Men and basketball coach at a boy’s boarding school in the Chicago area. His team’s record was 66 wins and 6 losses, and four consecutive championships.
Subsequently, Jimmy served as the General Manager and Managing Partner of one of Los Angeles’ largest financial service firms, a position from which he took an early retirement in June of 1995. This afforded Jim the opportunity to return home to Louisiana. During his business career Jimmy has addressed numerous audiences in the U.S. and abroad of subjects related to sales and management.
Jim has taught Sacred Scripture and Apologetics, the defense of the Catholic faith, for the past 17 years. He frequently gives retreats, parish missions and talks on biblical subjects. He has appeared with Archbishop Hannan on a TV series promoting family life. His classes are approved by the archdiocese of New Orleans for certification credits for religion teachers, and he is an instructor at the Our Lady of Guadalupe Bible Institute.
In 1995 Jimmy formed Totus Tuus Ministries, Inc., which is a non-profit corporation devoted to evangelizing Catholics. Jim is a fourth degree member of the Knights of Columbus. He and his wife Michelle are the parents of nine children.
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