George Weigel

Russian Orthodoxy’s Aggressive Obsessions

What does the Lord’s injunction to turn the other cheek in Matthew 5:39 require when it comes to ecumenical dialogue?


Europe is Under Threat

A Europe unwilling or unable to give an account of why its idea of the human person and human community is superior to others on offer in the 21st-century world is unlikely to be able to defend itself against external threats, or to cope with those once-external threats that have become internal threats.


What ‘Peace’ Means Today

It’s a journey that begins with moral truths.


Changing the Game

The sickness in our political culture is serious and it reflects the pathogens that have been at work for some time in the general culture.


Is Faith the Missing Ingredient that Can Make Western Democracy Work?

No matter how well-designed the machinery, democracy will become brittle, and may ultimately crack and fail, if it is not sustained by a citizenry steeped in certain virtues: men and women committed to the dignity of the human person as the first principle of just governance and dedicated to the pursuit of the common good.


Golden Memories of a Golden Anniversary

Celebrating a long-awaited World Series title in Baltimore in 1966 was a moment of unalloyed joy—a prolepsis of the Kingdom.


The Culture of Death, on the March in Colorado

Euthanasia kills more than a human being facing life’s most challenging moment.


Speaking of “Deplorables”….

Let’s be clear what Hillary Clinton’s revelatory riff about “deplorable” Americans tells us about what’s coming under a potential Clinton administration.

The Vatican, China, and Evangelical Prudence

Recent remarks by the Vatican’s Secretary of State, Cardinal Pietro Parolin, have fueled speculation about a possible exchange of diplomatic representation between the Holy See and the People’s Republic of China.


Ukraine, 25 Years from Now

Looking ahead on the silver anniversary of its independence from the Soviet Union.