Steadfast in Faith – Catholicism and the Challenges of Secularism
By: David G. Bonagura Jr.
“When the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on earth?”To this chilling question, our secular age seems to respond with a resounding no: People are apathetic. Churches are empty. Governments condone vice. In Steadfast in Faith, however, David G. Bonagura, Jr., offers neither resignation nor despondency—but hope. Aimed at meeting the needs of teenagers, young adults, parents, grandparents, teachers, religious, and clergy who seek a deeper faith and a more abiding conviction in the message of Christ’s Gospel, Steadfast in Faith addresses contemporary secular culture and how Catholics can practice the faith amidst its questions, challenges, and conditions. Who is God? Why should I believe in Him? What if I doubt his Word? What if I see contradictions between faith and science? What if I feel nothing when I pray? Why is Catholicism any better than, or different from, other religions? Why do evil and suffering exist, if God is real? With remarkable clarity and an invigorating style, supported by an impressive array of sources, Bonagura presents an apology for faith in Jesus Christ, true God and true man, upon whom we are right to build our lives, our families, and our societies.
About the Author:
David G. Bonagura, Jr., is an adjunct professor of classical languages at St. Joseph’s Seminary, New York, and an adjunct professor of theology for Catholic Distance University. He has published scholarly articles in Antiphon, New Blackfriars, and Nova et Vetera, and has written popular essays, articles, and reviews for America, The Catholic Thing website, First Things, National Review Online, The University Bookman, and The Wall Street Journal.