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Thank you, Your MajestyGeorge Weigel

Americans have many reasons to mourn the death of Queen Elizabeth II, one of the few truly noble figures on the contemporary world stage. We were deeply touched by her decision to have the band play ...

Evangelization: What and when? George Weigel

At the "information meeting" of the College of Cardinals this past Aug. 29-30, there was considerable agreement that evangelization is Catholicism's prime imperative for the 21st century -- a consensus ...

Finding the bishops we needGeorge Weigel

There was considerable excitement in some quarters this summer when Pope Francis appointed three women as members of the Vatican's Dicastery for Bishops, which makes recommendations to the pope for ...

On the folly of ignoring dictators George Weigel

Earlier this year, I had the honor and pleasure of being introduced to Hatfield House, ancestral home of the Marquesses of Salisbury, by the seventh marquess, Robert Michael James Gascoyne-Cecil, and ...

Christian solidarity vs. barbarismGeorge Weigel

CRACOW. Hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian refugees have passed through this ancient cultural capital of Poland since Vladimir Putin's poorly equipped, miserably led, and brutish army invaded Ukraine ...

Wars and choices George Weigel

One of the more irritating tropes of this age in which sloganeering has replaced argumentation is the alleged distinction between "wars of choice" and "wars of necessity." That distorted and distorting ...

'Matthew 25 Catholics'?George Weigel

Barring a startling lurch to starboard in the Empire State, Kathy Hochul, who as lieutenant governor succeeded the unlamented Andrew Cuomo on his political demise, will be chosen governor of New York ...

On the ever-accelerating passage of time George Weigel

In one of his Blackford Oakes novels, William F. Buckley, Jr. had a character crack a Wagnerian joke along these lines: What is Siegfried? Siegfried is the opera that begins at 7 p.m. and when you wake ...