“An action agenda for the man who will sit in the Chair of Peter.”
In his new book The Next Pope: The Office of Peter and a Church in Mission, theologian and papal biographer George Weigel explains that, although the eventual successor to Pope Francis will face uncharted territory, the Catholic Church’s experiences during the pontificates of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI, and Pope Francis suggest a clear path toward a vibrant Catholic future.
As someone who has been in conversation with every pope of the last four decades, and who has worked with Catholics from every continent, George Weigel offers a unique perspective on the future of the world’s largest Christian community and the challenges its leadership must confront and meet in The Next Pope.
Join George Weigel and Joe Capizzi to discuss what the Catholic leaders of the future, especially the next pope, must do to remain faithful to the Holy Spirit’s summons to renewed evangelical witness, intensified missionary fervor, and Christ-centered reform.
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George Weigel is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. In addition to holding the Ethics and Public Policy Center’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies, Mr. 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, he published a memoir of the experiences that led to his papal biography: Lessons in Hope—My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II. Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto.
Joseph E. Capizzi is Ordinary Professor of Moral Theology at The Catholic University of America. He teaches in the areas of social and political theology, with special interests in issues in peace and war, citizenship, political authority, and Augustinian theology. He has written, lectured, and published widely on just war theory, bioethics, the history of moral theology, and political liberalism. Dr. Capizzi is the Executive Director of the Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America. He received his B.A. from the University of Virginia, a Masters in Theological Studies from Emory University, and both an M.A. and Ph.D. in Theology from the University of Notre Dame. He lives in Maryland with his wife and six children.