Archbishop Charles Chaput Releases New Book “Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post-Christian World”

From Charles J. Chaput, author of Living the Catholic Faith and Render unto Caesar comes Strangers in a Strange Land, a fresh, urgent, and ultimately hopeful treatise on the state of Catholicism and Christianity in the United States. The book is a vivid critique of American life today and a guide to how Christians―and particularly Catholics–can live their faith vigorously, and even with hope, in a post-Christian public square.
In his newest work, Archbishop Chaput points out that America today is different in kind, not just in degree, from the past. And this new reality is unlikely to be reversed. The reasons include, but aren’t limited to, economic changes that widen the gulf between rich and poor; problems in the content and execution of the education system; the decline of traditional religious belief among young people; the shift from organized religion among adults to unbelief or individualized spiritualties; changes in legal theory and erosion in respect for civil and natural law; significant demographic shifts; profound new patterns in sexual behavior and identity; the growth of federal power and its disregard for religious rights; the growing isolation and elitism of the leadership classes; and the decline of a sustaining sense of family and community.
Of this book Most Reverend José H. Gomez, Archbishop of Los Angeles wrote. “This is an important book about the most important questions – who are we as Christians, and how do we live and love, work and create? How do we raise our families, educate our children and carry out our Christian mission? How do we serve God in this ‘strange land’ that now, too often, sees the Church, her teachings and her institutions as an enemy? A must-read for Catholics and anyone concerned for America’s future.”