The re-hospitalization Thursday of 84-year-old John Paul II has stepped up discussions about the future leader and direction of the Roman Catholic Church, which the pontiff has led for more
Papal biographer George Weigel says that Europe is suffering from “Christophobia,” and he believes that the continent’s low birthrate is due, in part, to the widespread unbelief in God. “It
[EPPC Senior Fellow George Weigel appeared on ABC News’s This Week with George Stephanopoulos on November 29, 2004. We have excerpted below Mr. Weigel’s comments from the program’s transcript.] On
How has the pontificate of John Paul II changed in these past years as his health has faltered? ZENIT asked papal biographer George Weigel if he sees any changes in
George Weigel is one of the foremost American Catholic thinkers involved in the current debate on the Catholic just war tradition and modern warfare. Weigel was one of the featured
GW: Let’s talk about the Bush presidency. Bush quite rightly insisted on both the reunification of Germany and the incorporation of a reunified Germany within NATO; and he hung
GW: “Humanitarian intervention” is a major post-Cold War buzzword. You discuss it a bit in your book. Do you have in mind a set of criteria by which we
GW: Are there going to be circumstances where the initial reaction of the American public is, “We don’t want to touch this with a ten-foot pole,” but a discerning
GW: Let’s wind up with Cuba. Describe the best endgame and best outcome there, and what the United States could do to facilitate that. EA: I suppose the
GW: If a presidential candidate, preparing his stump speech, asked you for a brief summary statement against the isolationist temptation, what would you suggest that he say? EA:
George Weigel: In Security and Sacrifice, you describe a consistent rhythm to the American foreign-policy debate, a rhythm captured by the dual imagery of “security and sacrifice.” In itself,
GW: In your book you make what struck me as a charming, if bold, intellectual move, describing the Monroe Doctrine as an early form of what we came to
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 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.