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Ryan vs. Georgetown

George Weigel

Congressman Paul Ryan's refusal to concede the moral high ground to the Catholic Left in the public-policy debate, plus the intelligence, good humor, and conviction he brings to these arguments, helps explain why he's the Catholic Left's worst nightmare.

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National Review Online / April 26, 2012

Charles Colson’s Life and Legacy

George Weigel

In their contributions to a National Review Online symposium, EPPC Vice President Michael Cromartie and EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel reflect on the life and legacy of Charles Colson.

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National Review Online / April 23, 2012

The Vatican and the Sisters

George Weigel

The Vatican has finally acted, decisively, after three decades of half-hearted (and failed) attempts to achieve some sort of serious conversation with the LCWR about its obvious and multiple breaches of the boundaries of orthodoxy.

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National Review Online / April 23, 2012

Philip II, China, and the Great Catholic What-If

George Weigel

What if the seventeenth century attempts to evangelize China had succeeded and China had subsequently developed a vibrant form of Catholicism that blended the best of European and Chinese talents and personalities?

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Syndicated Column / April 20, 2012

Framing the Religious-Liberty Issue

George Weigel

This argument over religious liberty in this country will not be resolved at some mythical 50-yard line where all of us learn to just get along. Someone is going to win this debate over the future of civil society, and someone is going to lose it.

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National Review Online / April 16, 2012

Jimmy Carter, Biblical Scholar and Theologian

George Weigel

Jimmy Carter would do us all a great favor if he would lay off theology and exegesis. Like foreign policy, these are disciplines manifestly beyond his capabilities.

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Syndicated Column / April 13, 2012

Easter Changes Everything

George Weigel

Only a mature, paschal faith — an Easter faith — can perceive who Jesus is, understand what Jesus taught, and grasp what Jesus has accomplished by his obedience to the Father.

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Syndicated Column / April 6, 2012

Benedict XVI in Cuba

George Weigel

Pope Benedict XVI's recent trip to Cuba had its highs and lows, both of which reveal something about the future of Cuba and challenges facing the next papal conclave.

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National Review Online / April 5, 2012

A Most Vexing Problem

Stephen P. White

E.J. Dionne has resorted to angry recriminations against those who oppose President Obama's HHS mandate — a mandate he once opposed on the same grounds as do those he now attacks.

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The Catholic Thing / April 4, 2012

Cardinal Dolan and the New Evangelization

George Weigel

Cardinal Dolan's recent address to the college of cardinals was an extended and moving reminder that everyone in the Church must ask for the grace and strength to accept that invitation to Galilee: to be the witnesses to Christ that all of us were baptized to be.

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Syndicated Column / March 23, 2012

Religious Freedom: It’s Not Just Pakistan and China

George Weigel

Religious freedom is under assault in these United States. The assault is both cultural and legal. It is shameful that the present administration underwrites the former while being a major actor in the latter.

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Syndicated Column / March 16, 2012

After ‘United for Religious Freedom’

George Weigel

Building a robustly evangelical Catholicism means speaking truth to power, which is precisely what the USCCB Administrative Committee did in "United for Religious Freedom" — and precisely what the bishops' conference will continue to do as this drama unfolds.

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National Review Online / March 19, 2012