Columnists/George Weigel
Updated: June 1st, 2012
Just war revisited and revitalized
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 04 April 2014
Every once in a while, a truly special book comes down the theological pike: a book both scholarly and well-written, a book that stretches the imagination, a book that changes the state of a discussion, if it’s taken with the seriousness it deserves. The late Servais Pinckaers’ “Sources of Chr...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 March 2014
When the Holy See signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child in 1990, a friend knowledgeable in legal matters said, with considerable vehemence, that the Convention was a snare and a delusion that would eventually come back to bite the Vat...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 February 2014
A good friend habitually refers to the Wall Street Journal as his “favorite Catholic newspaper” — a bit of whimsy not without foundation, given the openness of the Journal’s op-ed pages to serious Catholic argument on numerous issues. But jus...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 03 January 2014
When Francis Eugene George first sought admission to the Chicago seminary in the 1950s, Chicago Catholicism imagined itself the future of the Catholic Church in the western world — and not without reason. A lot of the ferment in Catholic intellectu...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 01 November 2013
I doubt that Pope Francis has heard of Ernie Banks, the Hall of Fame shortstop. But like “Mr. Cub,” whose love for baseball led him to exclaim “Let’s play two!” before Sunday doubleheaders in the 1950s, the pope from the end of the world se...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 04 October 2013
This past August, while contemplating the beauties of the Ottawa River from the deck of my family’s cottage on Allumette Island, Father Raymond de Souza, the Canadian commentator and a former-studen...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 06 September 2013
In the wake of late-term abortionist Kermit Gosnell’s homicide convictions this past May, several state legislatures began crafting laws that would protect unborn life at earlier stages of gestation...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 02 August 2013
Responses from right-minded marriage proponents to the Supreme Court’s June 26 decisions in two cases involving the (re)definition of marriage seemed to come in three waves. The immediate reaction,...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 June 2013
With his new book, “American Church: The Remarkable Rise, Meteoric Fall, and Uncertain Future of Catholicism in America” (Ignatius Press), mild-mannered Russell Shaw has become the bull in the chi...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 03 May 2013
The recent papal interregnum and conclave underscored the importance of re-forming and reforming the College of Cardinals. As configured on Feb. 28, 2013 (when Benedict XVI’s abdication took effect...