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"A genuinely Catholic life should feed the soul as well as the mind; should offer a vision of men and women made whole by the love of God, the knowledge of creation, and the reality of things unseen; should enable us to see the beauty of the world in the light of eternity; and should help us recapture the nobility of the human story and the dignity of the human person. This is the kind of witness that sets fire to the human heart."
—Archbishop Charles J. Chaput
In this eBook original, Charles J. Chaput, the Archbishop of Philadelphia, offers a powerful manifesto on the need for Americans to protect religious freedom.
As he notes, principles that Americans find self-evident—the dignity of the human person, the sanctity of conscience, the separation of political and sacred authority, the distinction between secular and religious law, the idea of a civil society pre-existing and distinct from the state—are not widely shared elsewhere in the world, and in recent years seem to be in jeopardy on our own shores.
Archbishop Chaput offers a call to action for leadership both here and abroad to challenge this damaging trend. By thoughtfully interpreting and applying Catholic values to this confusing moment in history, he provides hope for an American audience hungry for courage and counsel.

Religion & Spirituality
March 27
The Crown Publishing Group
Penguin Random House LLC

Customer Reviews

oconnellmj ,

Thank you Archbishop.

An excellent summation of how people of faith are feeling marginalized in society. We want to be intellectually engaged and active in the public square yet feel constantly undermined by an increasingly secular and religiously ignorant world. A great read for people of all backgrounds and a great challenge to all Christians to answer the question 'Who do you say I am?'

Su Carol ,


An excellent treatise on how our American culture has come to disrespect religious liberty and what can be done about it. Extremely well written. Truly a "must read."

S A Abel ,


This downloand will be the ONLY advertisement I pay attention to on my Facebook page! Archbishop Chaput writes with such clarity and relevance for our time. As I write this, our religious liberty is under attack and this "manifesto" helps inform and embolden us for the hard task ahead of defending our rights as CHRISTIAN citizens in this United States of America we love so dearly. I also HIGHLY recommend "Render Unto Caesar." These are both excellent books for discussion groups.

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