George Weigel

George Weigel

Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies

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Contact: catholicstudies@eppc.org

George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.

From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues. From June 1996, as a Senior Fellow, Mr. Weigel prepared a major study of the life, thought, and action of Pope John Paul II. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II was published to international acclaim in the fall of 1999, and has since been translated into twelve languages, with a Chinese edition currently in progress.

Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of some twenty other books, including The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday, 2010); Practicing Catholic: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegiac (Crossroad, 2012); Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic, 2013) and Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (Basic, 2013).His essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to sixty newspapers.

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. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science.

PUBLICATIONS


An Invitation to a Roman Lent

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on February 10, 2016

Anger and Citizenship

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on February 3, 2016

China’s Population Crisis: An Evangelical Opportunity?

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on January 27, 2016

A Ukrainian Christmas-at-the-Crossroads

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on January 20, 2016

Dear Father: Please Stop It

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on January 13, 2016

Looking Toward November 8

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on January 6, 2016

Liberal Racism Bares Its Fangs

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on December 30, 2015

Christmas and a World Upside-Down

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on December 23, 2015

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Remembering Two Great Bishops

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on December 16, 2015

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Books for Christmas

Published in George Weigel's weekly column The Catholic Difference on December 9, 2015

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Synod 2015 Revisited

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on December 2, 2015

A Thanksgiving Meditation on Freedom and Its Enemies

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on November 25, 2015

The Grittiness of Christian Faith

Published in George Weigel's Weekly Column The Catholic Difference on November 18, 2015

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John Paul II’s “Beloved Krakow”

Published in The Catholic Difference on November 11, 2015

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The Speaker and the Social Doctrine

Published in The Catholic Difference on November 4, 2015

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The Saints and All of Us

Published in The Catholic Difference on October 28, 2015

A Blessed Loss

Published in The Catholic Difference on October 21, 2015

Pius XII, Co-Conspirator in Tyrannicide

Published in The Catholic Difference on October 14, 2015

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Issues Beneath Issues at Synod 2015

Published in The Catholic Difference on October 7, 2015

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Synod 2015 Hopes

Published in The Catholic Difference on September 30, 2015

Lessons from the Rough Rider for Today’s Political Ruffians

Published in The Catholic Difference on September 23, 2015

Popes in These United States

Published in The Catholic Difference on September 16, 2015

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Remembering “The Few”

Published in The Catholic Difference on September 9, 2015

An Epistolary Romp Through Catholicism

Published in The Catholic Difference on September 2, 2015

Catacomb Time?

Published in The Catholic Difference on August 26, 2015

The Deeper Issue at the Synod

Published in The Catholic Difference on August 19, 2015

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The Perils of “Preferred Peers”

Published in First Things on August 12, 2015

Taking the “Long View” on Russia

Published in The Catholic Difference on August 5, 2015

Flannery O’Connor and Catholic Realism

Published in The Catholic Difference on July 22, 2015

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Progressive Catholic Authoritarianism

Published in The Catholic Difference on July 15, 2015

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Cuban Hopes for the Papal Visit

Published in The Catholic Difference on July 8, 2015

Pope Francis

The Church and the “New Normal”

Published in The Catholic Difference on June 26, 2015

The Summer Reading List

Published in The Catholic Difference on June 24, 2015

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Themes for Surviving “Ordinary Time”

Published in The Catholic Difference on June 10, 2015

The Myth of Washington Gridlock

Published in The Catholic Difference on June 3, 2015

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Men Such As These: A Memorial Day Reflection

Published in The Catholic Difference on May 27, 2015

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The Catholic Church’s German Problem

Published in The Catholic Difference on May 20, 2015

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The Difference Cardinal George Made

Published in The Catholic Difference on May 13, 2015

John Paul II and “America”

Published in The Catholic Difference on May 6, 2015

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Plague Days in Baltimore

Published in National Review Online on May 1, 2015

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Remembering Number 84

Published in The Catholic Difference on April 29, 2015

“Wolf Hall” and Upmarket Anti-Catholicism

Published in The Catholic Difference on April 22, 2015

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Newman and Vatican II

Published in The Catholic Difference on April 15, 2015

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Easter and Evangelism

Published in The Catholic Difference on April 8, 2015

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St. John Paul II and the “Tyranny of the Possible”

Published in The Catholic Difference on April 1, 2015

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The Indomitable and Effective Cardinal Pell

Published in The Catholic Difference on March 25, 2015