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Speaker Ryan invites a social doctrine conversationGeorge Weigel

CNN is not the customary locale-of-choice for a catechesis on Catholic social doctrine. But that's what Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, offered viewers of a CNN national town ...

Superheroes? Stardust? Or vessels of the Incarnation? George Weigel

When I was first introduced to the fascinations of the DNA double-helix in a biology class at Baltimore's St. Paul Latin High School, fifty years ago, the "unraveling" of this key to unlocking the mysteries ...

Domesticating the divinityGeorge Weigel

Some biblical scholars consider the Book of Deuteronomy to be a collection of sermons: catechetical homilies on the great theme of the Exodus and the fulfillment of that epic adventure in God's gifts ...

It's a culture war, stupid George Weigel

Those who persist in denying that the Church is engaged in a culture war, the combatants in which are aptly called the "culture of life" and the "culture of death," might ponder this June blog post by ...

Motown and the turbocharged ChurchGeorge Weigel

Detroit hasn't gotten a lot of good press in recent decades as it's struggled to cope with the myriad problems of rustbelt American cities in the age of globalization. But the Church in Detroit is not ...

Ecumenism, influence-envy, etc. George Weigel

Defending the indefensible is never pretty. Or so we're reminded by recent attempts from the portside of the Catholic commentariat to defend the madcap analysis of America's alleged "ecumenism of hate" ...

Questions of competenceGeorge Weigel

It's a safe bet that 99.95% of the world's 1.2 billion Catholics have never heard of La Civiltą Cattolica [Catholic Civilization], a journal founded in 1850 by the Jesuits of Rome to combat the evils ...

Are jihadis "losers"? George Weigel

When I first visited Israel in 1988, my friend Professor Menahem Milson, a distinguished Arabist at Hebrew University who was Egyptian president Anwar Sadat's military aide during Sadat's historic visit ...