Thomas Storck writes that too many questions about religion today turn on the point of whether faith is useful or convenient, not whether it is true:
Catholics cannot allow the question of the truth of the Catholic faith to be reduced to a discussion of whether religion is socially and politically useful or not. The preaching and writing of the apostles did not even mention such motives for believing. Rather they stressed an historical fact, the resurrection of Jesus Christ, and the reconciliation, thereby, brought about between God and mankind. This is the foundation of our faith, not any benefits which belief will bring either to individuals or to society.