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The current crisisGeorge Weigel

The outbreak of the Franco-Prussian war caused the premature suspension of the First Vatican Council on October 20, 1870 and left the Church's theological self-understanding somewhat imbalanced. In its ...

WYD-1993: The Turning Point George Weigel

On this 25th anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, I can't help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II. It was December 15, 2004, and as had become our custom ...

Fridays without CharlesGeorge Weigel

Take my word for it: You don't want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it's best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper -- and I mean newspaper, not online edition ...

Affirming and celebrating Humanae Vitae George Weigel

July 25 is the fiftieth anniversary of ''Humanae Vitae'', Blessed Paul VI's encyclical on the integrity of love and the appropriate means of family planning. Issued during the cultural meltdown of the ...

A caveat on the great Tom WolfeGeorge Weigel

When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14 -- he of the white suits, the spats, and the prose style as exuberant as his wardrobe -- I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had ...

A pastor in full George Weigel

Almost a quarter-century ago, Father Jay Scott Newman, back in Rome to finish a graduate degree after his priestly ordination in Charleston, took me on an extended ramble around the Eternal City: my first ...

The summer reading listGeorge Weigel

The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive, or both. "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's ...

Acts and us George Weigel

The Church's custom of reading virtually all of the Acts of the Apostles at daily Mass during the Easter season struck me as particularly apt this year, and for three reasons. First, Acts reminds us ...