George Weigel is distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.
Perhaps the most striking of John Courtney Murray's aphorisms was phrased, if memory serves, like this: “Death is the only thing we really have to look forward to.” Continue Reading »
Thus self-styled “pro-choice” advocates propose to constrain the choices available to women by driving compassionate and life-affirming care out of business through the porcine regulatory apparatus of the administrative state. Continue Reading »
Surely one assassination attempt against the pope whose teaching and example animate the living parts of the world Church was enough. Continue Reading »
A true daughter of Israel who loved her Christian friends and helped them make better Christian arguments in the public square, Midge now rests in the bosom of Abraham. As Elisha asked of Elijah, may we be blessed with a portion of her spirit. Continue Reading »
The advocates of Catholic Lite, having lost the War of the Conciliar Succession theologically and needing a bogeyman to attack, now find it tactically useful to wildly exaggerate the number of conciliar rejectionists and their impact in the Church. Continue Reading »
Four and a half months after Russia invaded Ukraine on the Orwellian pretext of “de-Nazification,” what have we learned about, and from, the Russian way of war?
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In overturning Roe, the Supreme Court has struck a blow for civil rights as important as the blow it struck in Brown v. Board of Education. Continue Reading »
Those demeaning John Paul’s intellectual and moral heroism in a lame attempt to defend the Liquid Catholicism that has proven an evangelical failure everywhere are examples of intellectual exhaustion and evangelical cowardice in the face of woke cultural aggression. Continue Reading »
Debunking myths about papal conclaves will, I hope, function as a stabilizer, as the waters surrounding the Barque of Peter will likely get more turbulent before the next conclave meets in the Sistine Chapel beneath the stern gaze of Christ the Judge. Continue Reading »
Given the rubbish about Ukraine spewed out by Russian propaganda trolls and regurgitated by foolish or ideologically besotted Americans, this year’s annual summer reading list will focus on serious books that explain the background of a conflict that will shape Europe’s future—and ours. Continue Reading »