The words "Evangelical Catholic" may sound like a novel concept or a peculiar combination to some Protestants, but it is a movement that reaches back over a century to Leo XIII (1878-1903). It is in more recent years, however, when momentum has acquired definite form and substance. Since Pope John Paul II articulated the broad outline of the New Evangelization in Redemptoris Missio (1990), Evangelical Catholicism has captured the hearts and imaginations of faithful Catholics around the globe, spawning a catena of fresh initiatives including radio and television networks, colleges, and a myriad of lay-led apostolates ("ministries" in Protestant parlance). A book on the movement has been long overdue. Thankfully, it is now in print, written by the man who is arguably most suited for the task, George Weigel.
I recently had the privilege of interviewing Mr. Weigel on behalf of Christianity Today. You can access the interview by clicking on the above image.