Archbishop Chaput to Discuss the Cultural Landscape at Villanova

The Shape of Things to Come: Church, State, and Society After the Boomers


Archbishop Charles Chaput will deliver a talk about Catholicism and society at Villanova’s Ryan Center, a JMC partner program.

Thursday, February 22, 2018 • 4:00PM
Location TBD

From the Ryan Center: “We are honored to have Archbishop Chaput for our first annual Religion and Public Life Lecture. The Archbishop takes his title from the 1933 H.G. Wells novel which offers a ‘future history’ that involves the explicit and deliberate suppression of organized religion. A good brain tease, the book is also a trigger for discussing the effects of the Cultural Revolution’s generation on the course of the country, which will be the substance of his talk.”

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After earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from St. Fidelis College Seminary in Herman, Archbishop ChaputPennsylvania, in 1967, Archbishop Chaput completed Studies in Theology at Catholic University in Washington D.C., in 1969. He earned a Master of Arts in Religious Education from Capuchin College in Washington D.C., in 1970 and was ordained to the priesthood on August 29, 1970. Archbishop Chaput received a Master of Arts in Theology from the University of San Francisco in 1971. He served as an instructor in theology and spiritual director at St. Fidelis from 1971-1974. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Philadelphia on July 19, 2011. He was installed as the 13th bishop and ninth archbishop of Philadelphia on September 8, 2011.

He is author of three books: Living the Catholic Faith: Rediscovering the Basics (Servant, 2001), Render Unto Caesar: Serving the Nation by Living Our Catholic Beliefs in Political Life (Doubleday, 2008); Strangers in a Strange Land: Living the Catholic Faith in a Post Christian World (Henry Holt and Co., 2017) and numerous talks, articles and pastoral letters. His writings, discourses, and homilies are available at

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