From Ed Morrissey of HotAir:
Yesterday, I got an opportunity to meet one of the more public voices of Catholic intellectualism, George Weigel, whose new book Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church I’m presently reading. If John Thavis’ The Vatican Diaries is a must-read for journalists hoping to understand what they see at this conclave (and it is), Weigel’s book is key to understanding the long view of the crossroads at which the Catholic Church finds itself. While most believe that the transformation of the church came during the Vatican II council in the 1960s, Weigel points back to more than 90 years before, when Pope Leo XIII brought a new vitality and relevance to Catholicism, of which Vatican II was another step.
Morrissey's post contains a video interview with Weigel. Highly recommended.
I'm reading Evangelical Catholicism right now. I strongly urge you to get a copy and read it. As a community here at St Dominic Priory, we read and discussed chapter four of the book and the friars were energized by Weigel's diagnosis of the Church's current ills.______________
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