Roman Renewal by Leon J. Podles

Book Review

Roman Renewal

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church by George Weigel

Basic Books, 2013
(291 pages, $27.95, hardcover)

reviewed by Leon J. Podles

George Weigel is not a Catholic restorationist who desires a return to some imaginary ideal period. He tries to go beyond the dichotomy of "traditionalism" and "progressivism" to discern how the Holy Spirit is giving a new form to the Catholic Church. He sees the beginning of the end of the Counter-Reformation form of Catholicism in the work of Pope Leo XIII, work wh . . .