George Weigel Archives - Ethics & Public Policy Center

Remembering Lives of Consequence

While every life is fascinating, some lives leave a deeper impress on history than others, and they’re all the more fascinating for it.

The Educational Pilgrimage of St. John Paul II and Its Impact on the World

Karol Wojtyła had two convictions that shaped his papal ministry and his thinking about education: young people want to be challenged to heroism and they want to love with a pure love, a love that makes oneself into a gift for another even as one receives the gift of another.

Exodus, Lent, and Becoming a True Nation

Through Leon Kass’s commentary, Exodus offers us a profound reflection on what it means to be a true people, not merely an aggregate of individuals or a network of families.

From Christendom Times to Apostolic Times

The Catholic Church of the 21st century is being called from maintenance to mission, which means the transformation of our institutions into launch pads for evangelization.

The Challenge of Eucharistic Coherence

Incoherent Catholics receiving holy communion make for a Eucharistically incoherent and thus evangelically diminished Church.

President Biden and Progressive Catholic Fantasyland

Catholic progressives were not so craven in the face of legal segregation during the classic period of the civil rights movement; they were, in fact, bold and brave. So why the surrender to the Zeitgeist now?

The Holy See and Thug Regimes

The list of grave issues that must be addressed during a future papal interregnum, and by the cardinal-electors in a conclave, continues to grow.

Archbishop José Gomez: A Profile in Episcopal Courage

The statement on Inauguration Day by the president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops was a pastor’s invitation to President Biden to open his soul to the fullness of Catholic truth.

President Biden and a Catholic Inflection Point

Lay responsibility for Catholic witness in public life and episcopal responsibility for the Church’s eucharistic integrity bear heavily on each other.

Inaugural Reflections on American Renewal

In today’s unprecedented situation, what are the commitments to be re-affirmed by those promoting a religiously-informed public philosophy for the American experiment in ordered liberty?