George Weigel

To Sanctify the World: The Vital Legacy of Vatican II

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Unity in What?

Among the many urgent questions raised by the Synods on the Family in 2014 and 2015 and the current Synod on Synodality—questions that will inevitably bear on the next papal

Thoughts on Dignitas Infinita

When the always well-written and often wrongheaded New Yorker dislikes something, chances are good that I’ll like it—a principle that holds, with certain reservations, in the case of Dignitas Infinita, the April 8th “Declaration of

Tohu Wa-bohu on the Tiber

Within twenty-four hours last month, three mainstream Catholic websites ran stories describing Pope Francis’s meeting with the members and consultors of the Dicastery for the Doctrine of the Faith, with

“Contextual” Theology and Fiducia Supplicans

In the apostolic letter Ad Theologiam Promovendam (To Promote Theology), issued by Pope Francis on November 1, 2023, the Church was urged to do theology contextually: As the motu proprio put it, theology must

All Saints, All Souls, and Synod-2023

By their vocabulary, you shall know them? Well, to a considerable degree. And in these early November days, when the Church celebrates all the saints in glory and prays for

Questions to Enliven Synod-2023

The first session of the “Synod on Synodality,” currently meeting in Rome, is slated to be followed by a second such month-long affair in October 2024. Both aim to build

The Hartford Appeal and the Synod on Synodality

In the winter of 1974, Richard John Neuhaus, then a Lutheran pastor, and Peter Berger, the distinguished sociologist of religion, spent an evening smoking cigarillos in the Bergers’ Brooklyn Heights

Solidarity with a Martyr-Church

Ever since the 1596 Union of Brest re-established full communion between the Bishop of Rome and several ecclesiastical jurisdictions in Eastern Europe, what we know today as the Ukrainian Greek

Archbishop Fernández and the Learning Curve

Pope Francis has just given the Vatican his Ratzinger,” declared one July 2 headline; “Pope Francis Finds His Ratzinger,” announced another, four days later. Both quickie assessments of Argentinian Archbishop