Lectures

St. John Paul II: A Centenary Reflection

This essay is an adaption of Mr. Weigel’s nineteenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, delivered on March 10 in Washington, D.C., and draws on material from his Foreword to Teachings

Democracy and Its Discontents

This essay is adapted from George Weigel’s 17th William E. Simon Lecture, delivered in Washington on March 6, 2018. Click here to listen to an audio recording of the lecture.

Health Care Needs a Soul

The following is the prepared text of EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel’s commencement address at the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, delivered on May 22,

2015 Simon Lecture: Lessons in Statecraft

This article is adapted from the fourteenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, delivered on February 4, 2015. When the Catholic Church celebrated the canonizations of John Paul II and Pope John

The Great War Revisited

This article is adapted from the thirteenth annual William E. Simon Lecture, delivered on February 6, 2014. In 1936, the British writer Rebecca West stood on the balcony of Sarajevo’s

Ukrainian Catholic University Commencement Address

Bishop Borys Gudziak; Father Mykhola Fredyna; Members of the Ukrainian Catholic University Senate; Vice-Rectors and Deans of the Ukrainian Catholic University; faculty and students of the Ukrainian Catholic University academic

Reality and Public Policy

This essay is adapted from the 12th William E. Simon Lecture, delivered in Washington D.C. on February 5, 2013. The glossary of inadmissible words in 21st-century American society has shrunk

The Handwriting on the Wall

A version of this essay was delivered as the 11th Annual William E. Simon Lecture in Washington on February 7, 2012. In recent years, roiled as they have been by