George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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‘The Bear Is Loose’

Cracow — According to the July 11 Washington Post, aides to President Obama are using a Twitter account with the moniker #TheBearIsLoose to drum up trade for the president’s current magical mystery tour. Here,

POTUS and the Pope

After two months of sometimes-fevered speculation about what-they-would-discuss, the March 27 meeting between Pope Francis and President Obama produced little in the way of hard news. It did, however, generate

When Obama Meets Francis

A week before the White House announcement that President Obama would meet Pope Francis at the Vatican during a presidential trip to Europe in late March, Secretary of State John

The Church and the Mandate

As the Catholic Church and the Obama administration approach the first anniversary of what has become the most serious confrontation between the Church and the federal government in U.S. history

Nancy Pelosi and the Claims of Conscience

On September 28, a bipartisan group of 187 Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, led by Michigan Democrat Bart Stupak and Pennsylvania Republican Joe Pitts, sent a letter to

Norwegian Sanctimony, Global Folly

The Norwegian Nobel Committee looked in the mirror, saw the president of the United States, and awarded the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize to Barack Obama. One is tempted to vary

After Notre Dame

Where do things stand, two months after the University of Notre Dame defied the bishop of Fort Wayne-South Bend and some eighty of his fellow-bishops by awarding an honorary doctorate

Charity in Truth

Now that was a week: a new social encyclical, Caritas in Veritate (“Charity in Truth”), from Pope Benedict XVI on Tuesday; a meeting between the pope and Pres. Barack Obama

The President and the Pope

When he meets Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican on July 10, President Barack Obama will find himself in conversation with a man who is, at heart, a teacher. Which