Discussion of Steadfast in Faith with Bishop William Murphy
Steadfast in Faith: Catholicism and
the Challenges of Secularism
Steadfast in Faith: Catholicism and the Challenges of Secularism explores the nature of faith and belief in light of the many challenges posed today by a secular culture that is increasingly increduous of and hostile towards religion. With remarkable clarity and an invigorating style, Steadfast in Faith is an apology for faith in Jesus Christ, upon whom we are right to build our lives, our familes, and our societies.
Praise for Steadfast in Faith
"Apologetics—explaining the faith in a sub-pagan culture—is making a comeback in Catholic publishing. David Bonagura’s Steadfast in Faith: Catholicism and the Challenges of Secularism (Cluny Media LLC) is a welcome addition to the genre."
--George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center
“Steadfast in Faith combines a commitment to the splendor of Catholic biblical and doctrinal Truth with an understanding of the union of Faith and Reason expressed in the New Apologetics, and a Catholic heart grounded in the daily experience of being a husband and a father, as well a classicist, philosopher, theologian and teacher committed to non-stop Catholic evangelization.”
--Bishop John O. Barres, Diocese of Rockville Centre
"Professor Bonagura has taken on this behemoth by meeting head-on the "challenges of secularism." In additon to a coherent presentation of the necessary topics, the author provides a most useful glossary of relevant terms. The epilogue alone is worth the price of the book. This work should be a text in any Catholic high school or college course in apologetics--and the need for such a course has never been greater."
--The Catholic Response, "Short Reviews by the Editor"
“Steadfast in Faith addresses in an intelligent and yet pastoral manner some of most prevalent criticisms of the Catholic faith today. David Bonagura’s gift for clarity has helped to make the riches of our Catholic tradition accessible to contemporary audiences. Anyone who has questions about how one can reconcile an inquiring mind with a faith commitment to the Catholic Church should read this book.”
--Rev. Walter Kedjierski, PhD, Rector, Executive Director of the Secretariat of Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs, USCCB
"Bonagura proceeds from the simple premise that the Church has and teaches the Truth. The Truth is knowable and must be presented to all people, and not hidden, denied or rendered irrelevant to daily life. For those who wish to catechize, or to be catechized, Steadfast in Faith is a valuable resource and sorely needed. It ought to be used liberally, as part of the great project of restoring and re-presenting our Faith—above which there is no greater gift and without which we have nothing."
--Christian Browne, Crisis
"Steadfast in Faith offers Catholics another useful resource to help navigate modernity's treacherous waters."
--Casey Chalk, The University Bookman
"Our secular culture, favoring relativism and subjectivism, presents a formidable challenge in its hostility to religion and objective truth. Still, David G. Bonagura, Jr. isn't pushing the panic button; rather, he explores the reasonableness of faith for today's Catholics so as to equip us to confront and win over our opposition."
"This is a great apologia for the Catholic faith. Especially so in an age when the secularist agenda prevails. We must not give into despair, says the author. Our faith in Jesus Christ and his Church can and must build our lives, our families and our societies."
--Dr. Pravin Thevathasan, Christendom Awake