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Interview: George Weigel on The Future of the Church

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was interviewed recently by Medium‘s RJ Carr about his new book The Next Pope and the future of the Catholic Church.

The Catholic Future

Taking account of the challenges facing the Church in the third millennium, and drawing lessons from the pontificates of John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, George Weigel systematically outlines the qualities needed in the next successor of Peter in his new book The Next Pope.

An Agenda for the Catholic Future

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel was interviewed recently by Oliver Maksan, editor-in-chief of the German newspaper Die Tagespost.

The Next Pope and the Crisis of the West

By being relentlessly Christ-centered in his preaching, the next pope can empower all of us to rescue the idea of the human by proclaiming the crucified and risen Lord, the embodiment of self-giving love, as the true image of humanity and its freedom.

The Next Pope and Vatican Diplomacy

The institutional default positions in Vatican diplomacy do not reflect two lessons taught by the late 20th century: the only authority the Holy See has in world politics today is moral authority; that moral authority is depleted when the Church fails to speak the truth to power, especially totalitarian and authoritarian power.

“My Book Is an Agenda-For-The-Future Book, Not a Book About Personalities.”

EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel discusses his new book The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission.

A Paradox for the Next Pope

The church’s path to a vital future runs, as always, through first-century Galilee.

The Next Pope and Vatican II

Polemics about the Second Vatican Council continue to bedevil the global Catholic conversation.

The Next Pope and the Great Commission

Recent papal history suggests that certain qualities are needed in the Bishop of Rome at this turbulent period in history. Reflecting on those qualities helps everyone understand this Catholic moment and its demands more clearly.