George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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Lenten Literary Companions

The traditional Lenten practices of intensified prayer, fasting, and almsgiving are spiritual disciplines to be followed along the six-week pilgrimage from Ash Wednesday to the Easter Triduum. As I suggested

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.

The Blessed Ulma Family and Our Catholic Moment

It’s a rare occasion when the word “unprecedented” can be used for a Church whose history extends over two millennia. Yet something unprecedented happened in the Polish village of Markowa

Solidarity with a Martyr-Church

Ever since the 1596 Union of Brest re-established full communion between the Bishop of Rome and several ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Eastern Europe, what we know today as the Ukrainian Greek

A Work of Biblical Proportions

REVIEW: ‘The Word: How We Translate the Bible—and Why It Matters’ by John Barton On September 29, 1952, the D.C. Armory—capable of accommodating an audience of 10,000 and the site

Living Communio in Cracow

I wish all those who find themselves concerned, depressed, befuddled, or angry at the present state of the Church could have spent July 3–21 in that city of saints, Cracow,

The Summer Reading List, 2023 Edition

Few of the following qualify as “beach reading”; they all qualify as good reading.  In graduate school, I was informed that there was no such thing as “biblical theology,” only