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The Lens of Holy Thursday

Francis X. Maier

In an open letter to the German episcopate, 80 bishops voiced their strong concern over the direction of Germany’s “Synodal Path.”

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First Things / April 14, 2022

Holy Week 2022: A Wartime Meditation

George Weigel

A lengthy healing process notwithstanding, Ukraine has experienced more than the Passion this Lent.

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Syndicated Column / April 13, 2022

The Simplicity of Father Stu

Francis X. Maier

It’s a gift to sit through a religiously-themed film today that leaves no taste of artificial sweetener in the mouth. And that’s why Father Stu should not be missed.

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First Things / April 12, 2022

70 Bishops Warn of Germany’s “Synodal Path”

Francis X. Maier

What happens in Germany will not stay in Germany.

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The Catholic Thing / April 12, 2022

Back to the Future?

Stephen P. White

That there is opposition to Pope Francis in the Church is as obvious, even as it is difficult to define just what constitutes opposition

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The Catholic Thing / April 7, 2022

The Souls of Katyn—and Bucha—Weep

George Weigel

The exact same kind of barbarism displayed by the NKVD in 1940 has been on display in the actions of Russian troops over the past five weeks.

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The Catholic World Report / April 7, 2022

Salem and the Smoke of Satan

George Weigel

The Evil One operates through many instruments, it seems. And once one surrenders to hatred, ideological besottedness, jealousy, fear of the present, or despair about the future, the door is open for the Great Tempter to work his wicked ways through human weakness.

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Syndicated Column / April 6, 2022

No “Just Wars”?

George Weigel

It is simply not the case that serious Christians can no longer use the categories of “just” and “unjust” in thinking about warfare.

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Syndicated Column / March 30, 2022

Hope and Dying

Stephen P. White

This is the heart of the Good News: Hope, born of faith, frees us for love.

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The Catholic Thing / March 29, 2022

An Orthodox Awakening

George Weigel

As Putin’s missiles have shattered Mariupol’, Kirill’s acquiescence in barbarism has shattered Russian Orthodoxy’s campaign to be first among Orthodox equals.

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Syndicated Column / March 24, 2022

Tyrants Like Putin Can’t Tolerate Truth

George Weigel

Tyrants cannot tolerate the truth.

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The Wall Street Journal / March 17, 2022

Our “Land of the Free” Today

Francis X. Maier

The war in Ukraine has all the elements of an exceptionally vivid videogame. . .except that real people are really fighting and dying.

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The Catholic Thing / March 17, 2022