George Weigel


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.

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Ukraine, 25 Years from Now

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

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They’re Confessors, Not “Culture-Warriors”

For some years now, courageous Catholic bishops in the United States have followed the lead of the Second Vatican Council by calling their people to live freedom nobly, not as self-indulgence but as a method of responsibility.

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Catholicism’s Empty Quarter

Québec, once home to legions of confessors of the faith, badly needs such men and women again.

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He’s Not “Turning His Back to the People”

Liturgical catechesis is imperative today if the People of God are going to understand the liturgy as an act of worship that equips us for mission.

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Joe Biden is Isaac Hecker’s Fault?

U.S. Catholics generally know little about the Church’s history in our country. But whether you’re trying to fill gaps in your knowledge or just looking for a good read, let me recommend a new book by Russell Shaw.

Ukraine’s Determined Will is Inspiration for Rest of World

In the face of a “solidarity deficit” in the West, men and women of character and conviction are working steadily to give the solidarity they experienced on the Maidan real effect in Ukraine’s economic, legal, and political life.

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, Dead at 89, Was Bred to Heroism

Cardinal Franciszek Macharski, who succeeded St. Pope John Paul II as the Archbishop of Krakow, lived in a modest, self-effacing way that taught Cracovians that they could love and esteem an archbishop who was quiet but unflinchingly steadfast, as they had loved and esteemed the princely Adam Stefan Sapieha and the dynamic Karol Wojtyła.

God and Brexit

The European Union is in deep trouble because of a democracy deficit that is, at bottom, a subsidiarity-deficit caused by a God-deficit.

The Washington Post and the Church of Me

The problem here isn’t gross ignorance about matters Catholic; the problem is that the Post is all-in for another, competing religion.

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