The Dispatch

The bullies and that book

January 29, 2020 George Weigel 28

Immediately after news broke on January 12 that Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI and Cardinal Robert Sarah had written a book on the crisis of the priesthood in the 21st-century Church, online hysteria erupted—which rather underscored […]

Books

A Novitiate for Eternity

August 15, 2019 Timothy D. Lusch 6

Death generally makes for unsettling reading. Unless, of course, we’re talking about true crime fanatics or mystery lovers. Those people can’t get enough of it. But death, especially our own—The Big One, the thing none […]

Books

On Conversion: Three Stories

March 25, 2019 James Matthew Wilson 5

The Christian Joy of Coming Together In the last months before his conversion, Saint Augustine heard the story of Gaius Victorinus, the pagan neo-Platonist philosopher who was himself converted to Christianity in his old age. […]