George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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Author: George Weigel

Secularist Blinders and the Middle East

When I first met Yigal Carmon in November 1988, he was counter-terrorism adviser to Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, a position he held under Shamir’s successor, Yitzhak Rabin, until 1993.

Standing with Ukraine

My friend and colleague Carl Trueman recently observed that “the West is no longer a consortium of serious cultures.” To which I am sorely tempted to add, “or serious polities.”

Claudine Gay, Jimmy Lai, and the Truth of Things

To my mind, the most cringe-inducing moment in the drama of Claudine Gay and her resignation as president of Harvard University was not when she whiffed at unambiguously condemning genocidal

“Contextual” Theology and Fiducia Supplicans

In the apostolic letter Ad Theologiam Promovendam (To Promote Theology), issued by Pope Francis on November 1, 2023, the Church was urged to do theology contextually: As the motu proprio put it, theology must

Praying for Our Country with John Carroll

John Carroll (1735–1815) was the first Catholic bishop, not just in, but of the United States, for during the first eighteen years of his episcopate, his Diocese of Baltimore encompassed the entire country.

Christmas in a Time of War

Composed in the wake of 9/11, “The Dream Isaiah Saw” quickly became a contemporary Christmas classic. The hymn’s powerful evocation of the peaceable kingdom on God’s holy mountain, described by the greatest

Books for Christmas 2023

Advent-2023 is as short as Advent can be, so this annual column on Christmas gift books that will inspire, entertain, inform, or all of the above comes a bit earlier

John Paul II: the Priority of Culture, and the Contemporary Culture Wars

On November 29th, 2023, George Weigel delivered a lecture titled, “John Paul II: the Priority of Culture, and the Contemporary Culture Wars” at the Angelicum in Rome.

The lecture explored John Paul II’s teaching on the priority of culture in the free and virtuous society of the future, as he outlined in Centesimus Annus.