George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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Easter, Creation, and Holiness

What came first: creation, or God’s covenants with the People of Israel and the New Israel, the Church? The question may seem odd, even silly. Chronologically, it’s obvious that the

Easter and History

Once upon a time, before the Cuisinart of advanced educational thinking reduced history, geography, and civics to the tasteless gruel of “social studies,” humanity’s story was taught in a linear

The Easter Explosion

Let me adapt to recent circumstances a thought-experiment theologian Hans Urs von Balthasar proposed decades ago: Imagine that a friend contracts a severe case of COVID-19 and medicine can do

The Easter Effect Today

Some two millennia ago, a ragtag bunch of nobodies learned what their tortured and executed friend, the rabbi Jesus from Nazareth, meant by “rising from the dead” (Mark 9:9–10)—because they

Acts and Us

The Church’s custom of reading virtually all of the Acts of the Apostles at daily Mass during the Easter season struck me as particularly apt this year, and for three

The Fifty-Day Party

If you can find it in your attic, open your old, pre–Vatican II missal, and look at the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost, which are titled “Sundays after Easter.” Now

The Power of the Cross

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890)—a theologian who came to prominence in the Victorian Age—can help us check the Church’s spiritual pulse in the post-modern twenty-first century, thanks to his prescient