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Lessons from an era of confusionGeorge Weigel

In the introduction to Aggiornamento on the Hill of Janus: The American College in Rome, 1955-1979, Msgr. Stephen DiGiovanni warns readers that his book will be most easily understood by students and ...

New Year's wishes for some Catholic brethren George Weigel

2017 promises to be a challenging year for the Catholic Church. Thus some new year's wishes: I wish Catholic progressives a calmer 2017 than they managed in 2016. The last months of the year now fading ...

A "merciless assault on human dignity"George Weigel

The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as "just a simple country cardinal." In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the Catholic Church today. ...

Christmas and the divine proximity George Weigel

In October 2001 I had a long conversation with Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger. It was but weeks after 9/11; a new century and millennium were opening before us; and I wanted to get Ratzinger's view on the ...

The Persecution of Professor EsolenGeorge Weigel

Professor Anthony Esolen is a bright jewel in the crown of Catholic higher education in the United States, a scholar whose brilliant translation of, and commentary on, Dante's Divine Comedy is appreciated ...

Books for Christmas 2016 George Weigel

Take a stand against the electrification of reading and consider the following, in properly bound form, as gifts for those on your Christmas--not "Holiday"--list: Exodus, by Thomas Joseph White, OP, ...

A (liturgical) new year's resolutionGeorge Weigel

If the civil new year is an occasion to resolve to Do Better in the future, the liturgical new year, the real new year that begins at First Vespers on the First Sunday of Advent, is an even better moment ...

On our need for the real Thomas More George Weigel

Next month marks the fiftieth anniversary of the film, A Man for All Seasons. And if it's impossible to imagine such a picture on such a theme winning Oscars today, then let's be grateful that the Academy ...