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Books for Christmas 2021George Weigel

Some suggestions for Christmas giving, in the form of books that amuse, inspire, educate or all-of-the-above: "Prison Journal, Volume 3 -- The High Court Frees an Innocent Man", by Cardinal George Pell ...

On being thankful for America at Thanksgiving George Weigel

This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No one. That's not necessarily a popular sentiment today. ...

Catholic progressives and the culture warGeorge Weigel

Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a more interesting human personality than Ioseb ...

Bishops, public officials, and holy communion: once again George Weigel

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prepares to meet in Baltimore, misconceptions about a proposed conference statement on the Eucharistic vitality and integrity of the Church in America ...

On John Paul II's 75th anniversaryGeorge Weigel

By any worldly measure, 1946 was an "annus horribilis" in Poland. With the exceptions of Cracow and Lodz, every Polish city lay in ruins. The homeless and displaced numbered in the millions. As a ruthless ...

A Shanksville meditation George Weigel

The most moving feature of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, are the pictures of the 40 brave men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, while preventing al-Qaeda ...

Pope Francis, 'estranged' Catholics, and holy communionGeorge Weigel

Certain Catholic media platforms that often function as de facto extensions of Jen Psaki's White House Press Office have continually urged the U.S. bishops to dodge the issue of pro-abortion Catholic ...

On not buying into the mythology of 'prestige' universities George Weigel

Some years ago, a Catholic prep school invited me to address its parents' association on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, stressing human and sacramental ...