Drawing on his personal discussions with John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis, as well as his decades of experience with Catholics from every continent, George Weigel examines the major challenges confronting the Catholic Church and its 1.3 billion believers in the twenty-first century: challenges the next pontificate must address as the Church enters new, uncharted territory. To what is the Holy Spirit calling this Church-in-transition? What are the qualities needed in the man who will lead the Church from the Chair of Saint Peter?
- 23:20 - As a Catholic, how can I defend Pope John Paul II to other Catholics?
- 29:00 - What would you recommend to a person who is not outgoing but wants to evangelize? Is there a book that would be helpful to read?
- 47:40 - I love Pope Benedict XVI. Are you planning to write a book about him and his writings?
- 49:55 - Why aren’t we hearing from the pulpit JPII’s prophetic warning from 1976 about the family and marriage?