John Paul II

Christ First, Last and Always

A few weeks back, Bishop William Lori of Bridgeport, John Allen of the National Catholic Reporter, and I were invited by Doubleday to help launch Pope Benedict XVI’s new book,

Jesus Christ is the Revolution

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male

Mount Athos Objects to Ecumenical Openness

Last December’s visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople revived speculation that the millennium-long division between Rome and the Christian East might soon end. That was

Polish Catholicism’s Opportunity

It’s been a tough month for Polish Catholicism. Yet, even in the wake of the resignation of Warsaw’s new archbishop and the revelations of clerical cooperation with the communist secret

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ROME. On the third floor of the Lateran Palace, home of the Vicariate of Rome, is a most remarkable mail-stop. Its official title is non-postal: “The Postulation for the Cause

A Roman Press Conference

A press conference was held in Rome on Friday, December 15, for discussion of the Italian editions of two of EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel’s books, The Cube and the

From Centesimus Annus to Deus Caritas Est

On December 12, the Acton Institute hosted a conference at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University on the relationship of John Paul II’s 1991 social encyclical, Centesimus Annus, to Pope Benedict XVI’s

Wojtyla’s Walk Among the Philosophers

**On December 1, EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel delivered the keynote address at a Duquesne University conference exploring “The Phenomenology of John Paul II.” Weigel’s address follows.** Karol Józef Wojtyla

John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Islam

Throughout the recent controversy over Pope Benedict XVI’s remarks on faith and reason at Regensburg University, attempts have been made to drive a wedge between Benedict and his papal predecessor.

Truth at the Fifty-Yard Line?

In a series of talks and interviews surrounding the announcement of his retirement as archbishop of Washington, Cardinal Theodore McCarrick frequently told his favorite John Paul II story: the story

Remarks by George Weigel

On April 20, in the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Polish Minister of Culture and National Heritage, Kazimierz Ujazdowski, presented EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel with the Gloria Artis Gold

Remembering John Paul the Great

A year ago, the world stopped, quite literally, to honor a Polish priest and bishop who had touched hearts, minds, and souls unlike any anyone else of his era. Millions

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