We are two Italian-American Catholic twin brothers. We are both graduating in Theology and Philosophy at Franciscan University of Steubenville in Ohio. Our desire is to share the passion for Christ and His Church to the whole world, so that the Faith in he who believes may be strenghened, and the hearts and minds of the non-believers may be moved to accept the Grace of our loving God. Our articles will mainly be a rational defense of the Faith, which is constantly wrongly adressed and dismissed by our culture as simply “childish”, “irrational”, “superstitious”. In our articles we will try to present in an accademic and understandable way the main arguments of the world’s greatest apologists, theologians and philosophers.
Amedeo Da Pra and Ed Da Pra
Our Mission: Confident Faith is a ministry designed to equip Christians with the instruments to strenghen their faith during these times of skepticism, secularism and anti-intellectualism. We also want to reach out to all the non-believers who are seeking answers and explanations of the Christian faith. We firmly believe that by providing positive evidence and rational justifications for the act of Faith, people can strenghen their beliefs and be more effective evangelizers, presenting to the world the loving, radical, freeing, transforming and saving Truth of the Gospel.
– Amedeo Da Pra and Ed Da Pra
Our Faith: God, infinitely perfect and blessed in himself, in a plan of sheer goodness freely created man to make him share in his own blessed life. For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church. To accomplish this, when the fullness of time had come, God sent his Son as Redeemer and Savior. In his Son and through him, he invites men to become, in the Holy Spirit, his adopted children and thus heirs of his blessed life.
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, par 1
Our View on Faith and Reason: What moves us to believe is not the fact that revealed truths appear as true and intelligible in the light of our natural reason: we believe “because of the authority of God himself who reveals them, who can neither deceive nor be deceived”. So “that the submission of our faith might nevertheless be in accordance with reason, God willed that external proofs of his Revelation should be joined to the internal helps of the Holy Spirit.” Thus the miracles of Christ and the saints, prophecies, the Church’s growth and holiness, and her fruitfulness and stability “are the most certain signs of divine Revelation, adapted to the intelligence of all”; they are “motives of credibility” (motiva credibilitatis), which show that the assent of faith is “by no means a blind impulse of the mind”.
– Catechism of the Catholic Church, par 156
Our Motto: “For those with faith, no evidence is necessary; for those without it, no evidence will suffice.”
– Saint Thomas Aquinas