Interviews

Theological Roots of Islamic Terrorism

The internal struggle within Islam over how it interacts with the modern world has spilled out onto the world stage over the last few years with sometimes disastrous consequences. In

Rewriting History by Law is Stalinist

During his November 2007 visit to Spain, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies George Weigel was interviewed by Miguel Gil for the Spanish weekly

The Church in Spain

**The following interview with EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow and William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies George Weigel, who was lecturing in Madrid at the time, appeared in the November

On Pope Benedict XVI

The following interview appeared in the Italian Catholic newspaper Avvenire in a special edition dedicated to Pope Benedict XVI’s 80th birthday. Professor Weigel, every Sunday at the Angelus, and every

World Politics and Religion

In its last issue for 2006, Rzeczpospolita, one of Poland’s leading dailies, asked a number of intellectuals from around the world to survey the human future. EPPC Senior Fellow George

Attempt to Introduce "the God With a Human Face"

Benedict XVI’s first encyclical aimed, in part, to ask whether the government’s role in charity might undercut the human tendency to reach out in solidarity to the needy, says George

Religious Freedom: The Challenge to Islam

On December 12, prior to his lecture at Rome’s Pontifical Gregorian University, EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel was interviewed by the Italian newspaper, Avvenire. The interview was published in the

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

Religion and Dialogue

GWEN IFILL: A Vatican spokesman said today the pope’s visit to Turkey at the end of November will go forward as planned. It would be his first to a Muslim

Europe, America, and Politics Without God

The following excerpt was taken from an interview in which EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel discusses his book The Cube and the Cathedral with Paul Belien from The Brussels Journal. The discussion touches on

George Weigel on BBC World Update

On May 27, 2005, EPPC Senior Fellow debated the future of Europe and the role of faith in public life on BBC World Update. Here is how the BBC describes

Videos

George Weigel Discusses German Controversy and Vatican Letter to USCCB on EWTN

May 13, 2021

On May 13, 2021, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel appeared on EWTN’s “The World Over” with Raymond Arroyo to discuss the controversy over same-sex blessings in the Catholic Church in Germany, and the Vatican’s new letter to the US Bishops regarding the treatment of Holy Communion and pro-abortion Catholic politicians. He appeared alongside Cardinal Gerhard Muller, former prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith at the Vatican.

George Weigel on Sino-Vatican Deal

April 7, 2021

On April 7, 2021, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel discussed current Vatican policy toward the People’s Republic of China with Chelsea Michta of the Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, a Washington-based research institute and museum.

Q&A with George Weigel

March 2, 2021

George Weigel, a Catholic theologian, author and distinguished senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, talked about some of the people he profiles in Not Forgotten, his new book of elegies and reminiscences. Among those he discussed in this interview included columnist Charles Krauthammer, Representative Lindy Boggs (D-LA), and baseball player Jackie Robinson. Mr. Weigel also talked about the Catholic Church and its future.

Podcasts

George Weigel on Evangelical Catholicism and the Biden Presidency

May 1, 2021

On May 1, 2021, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel appeared on the Crown and Crozier podcast to discuss his book Evangelical Catholicism and the state of the Church in American under the Biden administration.

George Weigel Discusses Biden, Catholic Church on Issues, Etc. Podcast

January 26, 2021

On January 26, 2021, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel appeared on the Issues, Etc. podcast to discuss President Joe Biden’s Catholic faith, and its implications for policy and for the Church.

George Weigel on “The Next Pope” at The Catholic Current Radio

October 29, 2020

On October 21, 2020, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel appeared on “The Catholic Current,” hosted by The Station of the Cross Catholic Radio Network, for an interview about his latest book, The Next Pope.