Catholic Studies events
George Weigel’s 17th Annual William E. Simon Lecture
Charting a path of democratic renewal requires a sober assessment of democracy’s present discontents and a refresher course in some basic truths about the nature of the democratic project and the conditions for its flourishing.
Book Event: George Weigel’s Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II
EPPC and the Catholic Information Center are sponsoring an event to celebrate the release of EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel’s new book Lessons in Hope: My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II.
Twenty-Sixth Annual Tertio Millennio Seminar
Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland June 26- July 13, 2017 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the…
George Weigel’s 16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture
16th Annual William E. Simon Lecture Now What? Reflections on 2016 and the Task Ahead By George Weigel EPPC Distinguished…
George Weigel’s 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture
In this, his 15th Annual William E. Simon Lecture, George Weigel will draw out lessons for today from the history of a city which experienced the drama of the 20th century in a unique way: Kraków, Poland. Having suffered terribly under both Nazi and communist occupations, Kraków was also the place where the divine answer to that unprecedented human wickedness was given, in the visions of the divine mercy that seized the religious imagination of an obscure Polish nun, Sister Faustina Kowalska. And it was from Kraków that there came a man who brought Sister Faustina’s message of divine mercy to the world, Pope St. John Paul II.
George Weigel’s 14th Annual William E. Simon Lecture
John Paul II was not canonized for his accomplishments but for his sanctity. Yet he was the most politically consequential pope in decades, and it is a very obscure part of the world that does not display the footprints of the shoes of this fisherman. George Weigel analyzes seven lessons that John Paul’s “worldly” accomplishments teach twenty-first century statesmen, and suggests a few things the first Polish pope has to teach the rest of us.
Twenty-Third Annual Tertio Millenio Seminar
Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland June 30- July 17, 2014 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the…
William E. Simon Lecture
World War I was a civilizational cataclysm and its effects are much among us. In his thirteenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel explores both the perennial question of why the Great War happened and the typically unexplored, but perhaps more urgent, question of why World War I continued—and what the answers to that second question disclose about the state of western civilization today.
Twenty-Second Annual Tertio Millenio Seminar
Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society Kraków, Poland July 2013 The Tertio Millennio Seminar on the Free Society was founded…
Feminism v. Femininity: The Threat to Woman’s Identity
The Ethics and Public Policy Center recently co-sponsored a luncheon event with the Witherspoon Institute featuring guest speaker Monsignor Cormac…
Evangelical Catholicism: A Reformed Church and a Culture in Crisis
A version of Mr. Weigel’s remarks were published as an essay in National Affairs. Click here to read it. In his twelfth…
A Surprising Cast of Characters: King Belshazzar, Pope Leo XIII, and the 2012 Election
A version of Mr. Weigel’s remarks was published as an essay in National Affairs. Click here to read it. The writing is…