is a Catholic theologian and one of America's leading public intellectuals.
He is Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
is the author or editor of over twenty books, most notably Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II (1999), but also including The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II-The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday, 2010); Practicing Catholic: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegiac (Crossroad, 2012); and Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic, 2013).
Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary's Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael's College, Toronto.