Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent. It is a day of fasting and abstinence which means that all Catholics are obliged to abstain from meat, and all adults between 16 and 65 are obliged to fast. Ashes will be distributed at all Masses which will be at 8am, 10am, 12.45pm, 6pm (Polish) and 7.30pm.
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: