George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Centre (EPPC), is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
On Saturday 8 December, we are very pleased to welcome him to the Cathedral to give a talk entitled The Crisis in the Catholic Church; How it happened and what it means for us?.
George Weigel is perhaps best known for his widely translated and internationally acclaimed two-volume biography of Pope St. John Paul II: the New York Times bestseller, Witness to Hope (1999), and its sequel, The End and the Beginning (2010). In 2017, Weigel published a memoir of the experiences that led to his papal biography: Lessons in Hope - My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II.
He is the author of more than twenty other books, including The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America, and Politics Without God (2005); Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (2013); Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (2013); Letters to a Young Catholic (2015);
Among other things, George Weigel is in Scotland to promote his new book, The Fragility of Order: Catholic Reflections on Turbulent Times. He will be signing copies at this event. All are very welcome, please book a ticket here, entry is free: