Essay

An open letter to Cardinal Reinhard Marx

March 27, 2019 George Weigel 29

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, […]

The Dispatch

“Synodality” and the Rome abuse summit

February 20, 2019 George Weigel 4

Despite Pope Francis’s lecture on the subject at Synod-2015, and notwithstanding the passages on it in Synod-2018’s final report, there is little agreement in 21st-century Catholicism on what “synodality” means. The theology of synodality can […]

Analysis

Nothing about us without us

January 16, 2019 George Weigel 9

The slogan “Nothing about us without us” was used by Solidarity in the 1980s in Poland, borrowing a royal motto from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the mid-second millennium. Then, it was expressed in Latin: Nihil […]