Karl Keating is founder and senior fellow at Catholic Answers. He received his undergraduate degree in Applied Math at the University of California, San Diego in 1972 and went on to get a Juris Doctor degree and a theology degree at the University of San Diego. He worked as an attorney practicing civil law from 1976 through 1987.In 1979 he found anti-Catholic tracts on the windshields of the cars in the church parking lot. He wrote his own tract in reply and distributed copies of it at the Fundamentalist church responsible for the tract. That was the start of what has become the country’s largest lay-run apologetics and evangelization organization. He retired from Catholic Answers in 2017.
He is the author of seven books, including his most recent, The New Geocentrists and The Ultimate Catholic Quiz. His books Catholicism and Fundamentalism and What Catholics Really Believe have been national best sellers and continue to be a resource used to this day.