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Ideology and blasphemy meet in Russia

A recent document from the Russian Orthodox Church under Patriarch Kirill attempts to spiritualise and sanctify the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Holy See would do well to rally Christian leaders to condemn the notion that Russia is waging a “holy war” and has a special mission from God in the 21st century, writes George Weigel.

George Weigel: Baseball and rumours of angels

Signs of transcendence are embedded in our reality everywhere, giving the lie to our supposedly “secular” world. From the love of mothers to the love of baseball, we must be attuned to these signs when we experience them, writes George Weigel

Christ’s cross is the ‘why’ of the whole cosmos

The redemption wrought in Christ is not a kind of addendum to Creation. Rather, our Easter faith confesses we live in a cosmos that is purposeful because it is Christocentric, writes George Weigel.

George Weigel: Many have tried and failed to ‘de-Judaise’ Jesus

Lent is a good time to reflect on the indisputable fact that Jesus of Nazareth, whom we believe to be the incarnate Son of God, was a son of the Jewish people.

The good news is that the bad news isn’t all the...

Let’s try a different kind of Lenten fast before Easter, and celebrate the many signs of growth in the church instead of doom-mongering, writes George Weigel

Two lives that reveal the face of courage

Both Blessed Stanley Rother and Russian dissident Alexei Navalny exemplified the cardinal virtue of courage, which is also a gift of the Holy Spirit. Only one is officially a martyr, but that might change, writes George Weigel

George Weigel: America’s slide into terminal foreign policy unseriousness

With the world on the brink of chaos, the US Secretary of State is emailing diplomats about gender identity best practices.... What are America's priorities, asks George Weigel

Two years on, Ukraine is still unbroken

Ukraine remains unbroken after two years of devastating war. If only Americans were less susceptible to Russian propaganda, writes George Weigel

George Weigel: Literary companions for Lent 2024

The traditional Lenten practices of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are spiritual disciplines to be followed along the six-week pilgrimage from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Triduum.

George Weigel: Just war, just peace, and war in Ukraine

Carl von Clausewitz, the 19th century theorists masterpiece, On War, still studied today, is not typically regarded as an intellectual resource.

George Weigel: From Westerplatte to Lisbon…and everywhere else

"Get up, dust yourself off, seek reconciliation and penance. But never, ever lower the bar of expectation. Christ is with you, and he will never forsake you. Don’t forsake him.”

George Weigel: Keep looking for the Lord Jesus at WYD Lisbon

The 'walking together' the church needs is a pilgrimage towards the Lord Jesus Christ, as in the story of the road to Emmaus
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