George Weigel

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Marching Toward a Different Future

The annual March for Life in Washington began in 1974—and it’s hard to think of a more admirable or consistent public witness to the dignity of the human person being

Catholic “Beliefs” and the Abortion Debate

Do Catholics “believe that human life begins at conception”—a formulation that’s become ubiquitous in recent weeks? Well, yes, in precisely the same sense that Catholics “believe” that the Earth is

The Bishops, Donatism, and President Biden

In an article first posted at Commonweal and republished on July 7 in La Croix International, Professor John Thiel of Fairfield University, while criticizing the U.S. bishops’ decision to prepare a teaching document

Pope Francis and the Life Issues

Pope Francis’s tendency to use colorful expressions and abrasive adjectives in commenting on ideas, habits, and practices of which he disapproves has puzzled Catholics for over eight years now. Is

The DeLauro Democrats and the Bishops

At 1 p.m. EDT on June 18, it was announced that three-quarters of the U.S. bishops had voted to develop a statement on the eucharistic integrity of the Church and

Catholic Coherence, Catholic Integrity

In 2007, the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean completed their fifth general conference with a final report, known from the Brazilian city where they met as the “Aparecida

Thoughts on a Pro-Life Picket Line

One of Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s “Clinics for Abortion & Reproductive Excellence”—named to yield the Orwellian acronym CARE—is located about a mile away from my parish in Bethesda, Maryland. Earlier this

The Toxic Waste of Roe v. Wade

Great Britain’s parliamentary democracy has no constitutional text, but rather a “constitution” composed of centuries of legal traditions and precedents. So when British courts make grave mistakes, those mistakes can