Columnists/George Weigel
Updated: June 1st, 2012
Recognizing American saints
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 05 September 2014
Most attention-paying U.S. Catholics are aware of the beatification causes for Archbishop Fulton Sheen and Catholic Worker co-foundress Dorothy Day. Five more causes, currently in the works, illustrate the rich diversity of American Catholicism and the extraordinary ways in which the Holy Spirit enl...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 01 August 2014
As the world marked the silver anniversary of the Polish elections of June 1989, which eventually brought to power the first non-communist Polish prime minister since the Second World War, a conference met at the Vatican to consider “The Church in ...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 06 June 2014
Prior to April 27’s canonization doubleheader, I taped a lengthy interview with the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, discussing both John XXIII and John Paul II. The ABC was kind enough to send transcripts of the programs it did on these giants...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 02 May 2014
Aug. 3 will mark the golden anniversary of Flannery O’Connor’s “Passover,” to adopt the biblical image John Paul II used to describe the Christian journey through death to eternal life. In the 50 years since lupus erythematosus claimed her at...
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 deserve...
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 delusi...
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 ser...
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 r...
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 i...
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...