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:
The Archbishop has invited all young adults (aged between 16-35) from across the Archdiocese to join him on Friday 9 March (and Friday 23 March) to help get the most out of Lent.
Around 100 young people from our Archdiocese came along to the last meeting, to explore the three pillars of Lent. This week, the Archbishops wants to ‘delve into Holy Week’ so that we might enter into it more deeply this year.
As if that’s not enough, there’s free pizza and the chance to meet other young Catholics from across the Archdiocese. Friday, 7pm, in the Cathedral Hall.
The first talk of the Young Adults' Group will take place on Wednesday 7th February at 7pm in the Hall.
The winter/spring series will explore the nature of the Church and all the many different things which make the Church to be the living body of Christ. All under-35s welcome.
Want to learn more about the Catholic faith? We're hosting an information day for some of the movements active in the Diocese.
Representatives from seven new movements (New Dawn, The Neo-Catechumenate, Couples for Christ, Faith, Focolare, Communiazione Liberazione and Schonstatt) will be in the Cathedral Hall all day to showcase their wonderful apostolate in the Church and to answer any questions.
Please drop in to see what they are offering.