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Marching Toward a Different Future

George Weigel

The annual March for Life in Washington began in 1974—and it’s hard to think of a more admirable or consistent public witness to the dignity of the human person being given for so many years by so many people of all races, religions, and social classes.

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Syndicated Column / January 19, 2022

Memory, History, and Hope

Francis X. Maier

Today’s distressing turmoil in the world and discord in the Church are hardly new. They’re part of humanity’s fallen nature and – unavoidably – our normal pastoral terrain.

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The Catholic Thing / January 18, 2022

What’s at Stake with the Synod?

Stephen P. White

If those directing the Synod at every level of the Church present it in worldly terms – political, bureaucratic, ideological terms – then it will surely become merely that.

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The Catholic Thing / January 13, 2022

Who Invented the Individual?

George Weigel

There would be no “individual” and no Western civilization at its finest if Christianity had not redefined the concept of a hero.

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Syndicated Column / January 12, 2022

Catholic Journalists Called to Report the Truth with ‘A Consuming Passion for Excellence’

Francis X. Maier

Never doubt the importance of your work. The vocation of a Catholic journalist is to tell the truth; to bring hope; and to sustain faith. The Church and her people — and through them, the world — urgently need all three.

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Catholic News Agency / January 12, 2022

How Marxism ‘Won’ the War of Ideas

Francis X. Maier

The late Italian writer Augusto Del Noce saw its ironic triumph coming in the West.

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Wall Street Journal / January 7, 2022

No Optimism, Much Hope

George Weigel

No matter what the vicissitudes and trials of history, Christians live in a different time zone: the time zone of salvation history. And that is why, however shaky the grounds for optimism, there is every reason for hope.

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Syndicated Column / January 5, 2022

2022: There’s Good News and Bad News

Francis X. Maier

As 2022 begins, it’s worthwhile looking at the particular challenges to all of us these days.

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The Catholic Thing / January 1, 2022

A Divisive Approach to Liturgical “Unity”

Stephen P. White

The consequences for the Church of ultra-mundane and aggressively banal liturgies are impossible to deny.

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The Catholic Thing / December 30, 2021

Women of Valor and the Pro-Life Cause

George Weigel

Erika Bachiochi and many other women of valor helped make that possible by decades of legal and moral commentary that has eviscerated the worst Supreme Court decision since Dred Scott.

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Syndicated Column / December 29, 2021

The Difference Christianity Made

George Weigel

The Christian roots of the Western democratic project are deep, and deeply influential.

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National Review / December 22, 2021

The Sacred Earthiness of Christmas

George Weigel

The earthiness of Christmas proclaims and celebrates an enfleshed, divine savior, once an infant, who ennobles and transforms all the givens of the human condition.

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Syndicated Column / December 22, 2021