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George Weigel: Weird political theory is nonsense on stilts

Given everything else going on these days, it may seem strange that a 129-year-old encyclical by Pope Leo XIII, founding father of modern Catholic...

George Weigel: A patriot first, and a hero

CRACOW. Thanks to the pandemic, it’s been two years since I was last in Cracow, where for three decades I’ve done extensive research and...

George Weigel: A voting record you never want

A voting record you never want At 1 pm EDT on 18 June, it was announced that three-quarters of the US bishops had voted to...

George Weigel: Remembering Poland’s heroes

It was a two-week whirlwind that changed my life forever, that first visit of mine to Poland in June 1991. Looking back on it,...

George Weigel: A tepid response, with regrettable echoes

On May 7, Cardinal Luis Ladaria, SJ, prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, sent a letter to Archbishop José Gomez,...

George Weigel: All changes in an explosion of light

Let me adapt to recent circumstances a thought-experiment theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar proposed decades ago: Imagine that a friend contracts a severe case of...

George Weigel: Where the Church is in danger of schism

A forgotten role of bishops worldwide is now essential As the names Ambrose, Augustine, Athanasius, and John Chrysostom suggest, the middle centuries of the first...

George Weigel: Never having to say you’re sorry?

According to the movie Love Story, “Love means never having to say you’re sorry.” Typical Hollywood fluff, you might say. Yet the best answer...

George Weigel: Ode to courageous Catholics

There are many exemplars of the cardinal virtue of courage in the Catholic Church today

George Weigel: Papal states had to go

The sesquicentennial of the end of the Papal States is a moment to ponder the workings of divine providence in history.
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