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Cardinal Pell and squirming CatholicsGeorge Weigel

According to the movie "Love Story," "Love means never having to say you're sorry." Typical Hollywood fluff, you might say. Yet the best answer to that asininity was given by a Hollywood all-star, the ...

Remembering lives of consequence George Weigel

All lives are consequential, for every human being is an idea of God's, and everyone is a someone for whom the Son of God, the second Person of the Blessed Trinity, entered history, suffered, died -- ...

Exodus, Lent, and becoming a true nationGeorge Weigel

Ten years ago, I began a most extraordinary Lent by walking up the Aventine Hill to the Basilica of Santa Sabina on the first day of the Roman station church pilgrimage -- an eight-week journey that led ...

From Christendom times to apostolic times George Weigel

Thirty years ago, on January 22, 1991, Pope John Paul II's eighth encyclical, "Redemptoris Missio" (The Mission of the Redeemer), was published. In a pontificate so rich in ideas that its teaching has ...

The challenge of Eucharistic coherenceGeorge Weigel

In his encyclical, "Ecclesia de Eucharistia," Pope St. John Paul II invited Catholics to "rekindle" our sense of "Eucharistic amazement," for "the Church draws her life from the Eucharist," which "recapitulates ...

The Holy See and thug regimes George Weigel

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. The finances of the Holy See are arguably in worse shape ...

President Biden and a Catholic inflection pointGeorge Weigel

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ...

Father Maciej Zieba, OP (1954-2020) George Weigel

A wretched year came to a sorrowful end when Father Maciej Zieba, OP, died in his native Wroc?aw, Poland, on December 31. The birthplace of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wroclaw was also the home of St. Teresa ...