America today is very different than it was 50 years ago. In many ways that is a good thing. But in other ways the cultural changes of recent decades has created an increasingly secular society. How are Catholics to live their faith in a post-Christian world?
Archbishop Charles Chaput of Philadelphia stops by A Closer Look™ to discuss this topic in light of his new book, Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World.
Of the challenge to share the Gospel in a secular society, Archbishop Chaput said, “We must find a way to get our fellow citizens to take another look at the Gospel; to see how beautiful and how creative it is. We can’t do that if we’re constantly on the defensive. We have to go on the offense, in a very positive way, to preach the Gospel and not to think that we have been defeated.”
This interview is packed with powerful insights, a great deal of hope, and an explanation of why the Beatitudes are the original Rules for Radicals.