Columnists/George Weigel
Updated: October 25th, 2014
Europe and nothingness
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 06 February 2015
In the wake of the horrific jihadist attack on the Paris-based journal Charlie Hebdo, the trope “satirical magazine” was regularly deployed to explain Charlie’s character and content. But that’s not quite right. And what’s wrong about it — when linked to the sentiment expressed on placar...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 07 November 2014
According to Vatican-speak, a specially scheduled session of the Synod of Bishops is an “Extraordinary Synod,” meaning Not-an-Ordinary Synod, held every three years or so. In the case of the recently-completed Extraordinary Synod of 2014, extraor...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Saturday, 25 October 2014
It’s sometimes hard to tell, this time of year, but there’s more going on at Notre Dame than football. Spirited debate continues about the university’s Catholic identity and what that means for everything from curriculum and faculty hiring to t...
GEORGE WEIGEL
Friday, 03 October 2014
Pope Francis has called a special session of the Synod of Bishops, which will meet from Oct. 5-19 and prepare the agenda for the ordinary session of the Synod that is scheduled for the fall of 2015; both sessions will focus on the family. In my view,...
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 t...
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 conferenc...
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 ...
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...
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 discussio...
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...