George Weigel

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The Mighty Pen of Father Paul Mankowski, S.J.

In the summer before the Second Vatican Council opened, Pope John XXIII met with Cardinal Léon-Joseph Suenens in the papal residence at Castel Gandolfo. “I know what my part in

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

The First U.S. Cathedral Turns 200

Baltimore’s Bishop John Carroll had a decision to make. It was 1805, and the diocese then encompassed the entire U.S. Years before, Pope Pius VI had urged Carroll to build

The Case for Dynamic Orthodoxy

In two years, the Catholic Church will mark the second anniversary of the solemn opening of the Second Vatican Council. Yet the debate over the meaning of Vatican II continues

A Paradox for the Next Pope

The past four papal elections haven’t been kind to prognosticators. The 1978 conclaves—which elected Albino Luciani as John Paul I, then Karol Wojtyła as John Paul II—confirmed the adage that

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