A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America

A Heart on Fire: Catholic Witness and the Next America

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by Charles J. Chaput
     
 

"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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780770437640
Publisher:
The Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/27/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
265,305
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M., is archbishop of Philadelphia, a Capuchin Franciscan, and a member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom. His prior works include Render Unto Caesar and Living the Catholic Faith. Archbishop Chaput consistently involves himself in the great moral debates of the nation, from abortion to the war in Iraq.

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