Feb 12, 2004 / 22:00 pm
Best-selling author and theologian George Weigel will be releasing his latest book, “Letters to a Young Catholic”, in March.
“These letters are written to and for, young Catholics — and not-so-young Catholics and indeed curious souls of any religious persuasion or none — who wonder what it means to be a Catholic today, at the beginning of the twenty-first century and the third millennium,” wrote Weigel in the introduction of his book.
Rather than exploring the meaning of Catholicism through documents and dogma, Weigel decided to provide readers with an epistolary tour of those parts of the Catholic world that have shaped his understanding of the Church, its people and its teachings.
His tour takes readers to Catholic landmarks as diverse as Chartres Cathedral, the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, G.K. Chesterton’s favorite pub, the grave of a modern martyr in Warsaw, the Sistine Chapel and St. Mary’s Church in Greenville, S.C.