The Dispatch

Hard lessons of the McCarrick Affair

November 18, 2020 George Weigel 21

From the day it was announced that the Vatican would conduct an investigation into the career of former Washington cardinal-archbishop Theodore McCarrick (compelled to renounce his cardinalate and subsequently laicized for sexual abuse and the […]


The Anatomy of a Pathology

May 25, 2020 George Weigel 38

Those who imagined that the sliming of Cardinal George Pell would stop as of April 7, when a unanimous decision of the High Court of Australia acquitted him of “historical sexual abuse,” did not reckon […]


Justice, finally.

April 6, 2020 George Weigel 168

The unanimous decision by Australia’s High Court to quash a guilty verdict and enter a verdict of “acquitted” in the case of Pell vs. The Queen reverses both the incomprehensible trial conviction of Cardinal George […]