Interviews

"Christophobia" Afflicts Europe

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

Weigel on ABC News’s "This Week"

[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

What the Pope Is Teaching Us Now

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 on Just War Theory

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

Bush, Revisited

  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

Defining "Humanitarian Intervention"

  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

The Responsibilities of Leadership

  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

Endgame in Cuba

  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

Looking Toward 1996

  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:

The Rhythm to the American Foreign-policy Debate

  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,

Monroe and Aquinas

  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

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.