In this “First Things” blog entry, nationally syndicated columnist and Catholic theologian George Weigel reviews “Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus,” the new book by Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni, pastor of the Basilica of St. John the Evangelist in Stamford.
Mr. Weigel, who is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and one of America’s leading public intellectuals, offers an appreciative and perceptive reflection on this important book about the history of The American College in Rome. “Some imagine that a return to the free-for-all of the 1970s is the evangelical path forward for twenty-first-century Catholicism; others think a return to the 1950s is what’s needed. Msgr. DiGiovanni’s important book raises grave questions about both these prescriptions,” Mr. Weigel writes.