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Giving Thanks for Mike Pence at Thanksgiving

George Weigel

This man of Christian faith and conscience stood between the United States and an unprecedented constitutional crisis on January 6, 2021

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Syndicated Column / November 23, 2022

Diminished Bishops, the New Ultramontanism, and the Synodal Process

George Weigel

Is Vatican II’s achievement in reaffirming the authority of bishops being undercut by the current preparatory process for the “Synod on Synodality” of 2023 and 2024?

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Syndicated Column / November 16, 2022

Confusion and Its Cost

Francis X. Maier

One of the lessons taught by the past is that conflict in matters of faith, at both the personal and cultural levels, can have the effect of a wrecking ball.

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First Things / November 16, 2022

The Jesuits: What Went Wrong

Francis X. Maier

My unease with the Jesuits began right alongside my respect.

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The Catholic Thing / November 10, 2022

Three Pontificates and Vatican II

George Weigel

The Council had been “an event of utmost importance” in the two millennia of Christian history.

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Syndicated Column / November 9, 2022

Listen to the Communion of Saints

Stephen P. White

Very few Catholics still seem to understand what “synodality” means or this Synod is intended to accomplish.

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The Catholic Thing / November 3, 2022

‘Tis the Season

Francis X. Maier

We need to be wary about appeals to the “complexity” of issues like abortion because they so often amount to alibis and evasions.

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The Catholic Thing / November 2, 2022

President Biden, Archbishop Paglia, and the Mortification of the Church

George Weigel

The mortification of the Church continues.

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Syndicated Column / November 2, 2022

The Substance of a Choice

Francis X. Maier

What kind of people do we really want to be? What kind of world do we choose to create?

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First Things / November 1, 2022

A World Without Rules

George Weigel

Someone must organize the posse when the lawless ones threaten the tacit rules that underwrite the minimum of order necessary to prevent the world from becoming a circular firing squad.

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Syndicated Column / October 26, 2022

The Vatican Extends Xi’s Pontificate

Francis X. Maier

Chinese Catholics might reasonably feel betrayed and abandoned, or worse.

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Wall Street Journal / October 25, 2022

Why Vatican II Was Necessary

George Weigel

A world become irreligious…would be converted by holiness, manifest in the lives of those who had become friends of the Lord Jesus Christ.

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Syndicated Column / October 19, 2022