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 […]

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, […]

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 […]