Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World

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.

Stephanie Foley serves as a Digital Media Producer at Relevant Radio®. She is a graduate of Franciscan University of Steubenville, where she studied journalism, and she has worked in Catholic radio for 12 years. Stephanie is a wife, a mother of three boys, and in her free time she enjoys reading, running, and really good coffee. You can find more of Stephanie’s writing at and on the free Relevant Radio mobile app.