Essay

“Uncle Ted” and Me…

May 29, 2019 George Weigel 52

The dossier of correspondence between Theodore McCarrick and various officials of the Holy See, including Pope Francis, recently released by Msgr. Anthony Figueiredo, sheds light down the dark alleys of McCarrick’s career, highlighting his relentless […]

Analysis

The Ratzinger Diagnosis  

April 24, 2019 George Weigel 19

Published a week short of his 92nd birthday, Joseph Ratzinger’s essay on the epidemiology of the clergy sex-abuse crisis vividly illustrated his still-unparalleled capacity to incinerate the brain-circuits of various Catholic progressives.  The origins of […]

Essay

An open letter to Cardinal Reinhard Marx

March 27, 2019 George Weigel 30

Your Eminence: I noted with interest your recent announcement of a “binding synodal process” during which the Church in Germany will discuss the celibacy of the Latin-rite Catholic priesthood, the Church’s sexual ethic and clericalism, […]