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George Weigel is distinguished senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C.

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Re-Viewing Vatican II:

From the December 1994 Print Edition

George Lindbeck, the distinguished Lutheran theologian, served from 1962 through 1965 as one of sixty “Delegated Observers” from other Christian communions at the Second Vatican Council. As Lindbeck has noted on previous occasions, the ecumenical observers from the worlds of Orthodoxy and . . . . Continue Reading »

Syllabus Errorum

From the October 1993 Print Edition

God’s Politician: Pope John Paul II, the Catholic Church, and the New World Order by David Willey St. Martin’s, 258 pages, $18.95 Fifteen years ago, as the long pontificate of Paul VI drew to a close, a consensus on the qualifications for the next pope began to take shape among liberal . . . . Continue Reading »

St. Evelyn Waugh

From the May 1993 Print Edition

Evelyn Waugh: The Early Years 1903–1939 by martin stannard norton (1987), 537 pages, $10.95 paper Evelyn Waugh: The Later Years 1939–1966 by martin stannard norton (1992), 512 pages, $25.95 cloth Many great novelists have had intricate, even prickly, personalities. But in Evelyn Waugh, . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pope and King Zog

From the October 1992 Print Edition

Toward the end of this collection of essays, Professor Iván Völgyes gently chastises his brethren in the history and political science confraternities for the fact that “all too frequently … many of us in our profession … made compromises with the Communist regimes” of the old . . . . Continue Reading »

A Roman Cautionary Tale

From the April 1992 Print Edition

On July 6,1991, the Italian Jesuit biweekly, La Civilta Cattolica, published a lengthy editorial arguing that the just war tradition should no longer be considered normative in Catholic thinking about the ethics of war and peace. Those familiar with the ideological peregrinations of many members of . . . . Continue Reading »