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Ironies in the Fire: Catholicism and Modernity

On Saturday evening, April 29, 2017, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel delivered the fifth annual Edward Cardinal Egan Lecture, sponsored by the Magnificat Foundation, at the Union League Club

Synod-Talk, Again

On January 13, the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops published a “preparatory document” for the 2018 Synod on Young People, Faith, and Vocational Discernment. The document begins well

A Papal Tutor of Heroic Virtue

On January 20, Pope Francis authorized the Congregation for the Causes of Saints to publish decrees acknowledging the “heroic virtues” of six men and one woman: two diocesan priests, three

Fake History

Speaking of public policy debates, Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that, while everyone had a right to his opinion, no one had a right to his own facts. Something similar

Interview with George Weigel: The Creative Catholic

Editor’s note: This the first installment of The Catholic World Report‘s series “The Creative Catholic,” which will feature interviews with notable Catholic authors, artists, and thinkers. CWR recently caught with author

A (Liturgical) New Year’s Resolution

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

Vicious Teenagers Have Run Cuba for 57 Years

I haven’t been in Cuba since January 1998, when John Paul II visited the island prison. And I have no intention of returning until the brothers Castro and their gang

What ‘Peace’ Means Today

On the evening of October 12, at a gala held in the Mieczysław Karłowicz Philharmonic Hall in the Baltic port city of Szczecin, NRO contributor George Weigel was awarded the

They’re Confessors, Not “Culture-Warriors”

Like Shelby Foote’s three-volume masterpiece, The Civil War: A Narrative, Francis Parkman’s seven-volume colossus, France and England in North America, is worth reading and re-reading for its literary elegance as

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