Listen as Archbishop Charles J. Chaput gives a bold critique of today’s America by discussing his new book, “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World. Alongside Mary Eberstadt and Michael Hanby, the Archbishop provides a provocative look at the post-Christian public square and the gradual erosion of the religious faith and freedom that have marked it for so long.
At the same time, Archbishop Charles J. Chaput offered prophetic, empowering guidance on how Christians—and especially Catholics—can successfully overcome these challenges and not merely survive but reclaim the joy, the beauty, and the grandeur of life in the world.
Associate Professor of Religion and Philosophy of Science
Catholic University of America
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, OFM Cap., was named archbishop of Philadelphia in 2011 by Pope Benedict XVI. As a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation, he was the second Native American to be ordained a bishop in the United States and is the first Native American archbishop. Chaput is the author of Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics and Render unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life—as well as numerous articles and public talks.
“At a time when many American Christians feel like ‘Strangers in a Strange Land,’ one of the country’s most courageous and respected prelates has given us much needed words of wisdom for the challenges ahead. This forward-looking guidebook should be on every Catholic’s bookshelf.”—MARY ANN GLENDON, Former U.S. Ambassador to the Holy See and Learned Hand Professor of Law at Harvard University
“Archbishop Charles Chaput is the intellectual successor to Francis Cardinal George within the college of American bishops, and his latest book — smart, incisive, crisply-written, witty, and inspiring — shows why. I would warmly recommend this text to anyone interested in the play between faith and culture.”—MOST REVEREND ROBERT BARRON, author of Catholicism: A Journey to the Heart of the Faith
“Pivotal and insightful, unsettling but hopeful, this book captures many of the challenges of following Jesus Christ at a time when his way, truth and life are obscured or deemed unattractive by modern forces. Like a physician who understands not only the pandemic but its cure, Chaput offers concrete ways Christians can heal and be healed by loving Christ and being a witness of his love in a troubled world.”—CARL A. ANDERSON, Supreme Knight, Knights of Columbus and author of A Civilization of Love
“Archbishop Chaput’s compelling book makes clear that the struggle for Church freedom is not just about our legal rights, but is ‘a much greater effort to defend the truth of the human being, and to speak the truth about what our present sexual and social revolution portends.’ He offers both a clear diagnosis of our country’s challenges and a powerful inspiration for Catholics to follow the path to the City of God.”—WILLIAM MUMMA, President of the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty