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On being thankful for America at ThanksgivingGeorge Weigel

This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No one. That's not necessarily a popular sentiment today. ...

Catholic progressives and the culture war George Weigel

Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a more interesting human personality than Ioseb ...

Bishops, public officials, and holy communion: once againGeorge Weigel

As the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops prepares to meet in Baltimore, misconceptions about a proposed conference statement on the Eucharistic vitality and integrity of the Church in America ...

On John Paul II's 75th anniversary George Weigel

By any worldly measure, 1946 was an "annus horribilis" in Poland. With the exceptions of Cracow and Lodz, every Polish city lay in ruins. The homeless and displaced numbered in the millions. As a ruthless ...

A Shanksville meditationGeorge Weigel

The most moving feature of the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania, are the pictures of the 40 brave men and women who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, while preventing al-Qaeda ...

Pope Francis, 'estranged' Catholics, and holy communion George Weigel

Certain Catholic media platforms that often function as de facto extensions of Jen Psaki's White House Press Office have continually urged the U.S. bishops to dodge the issue of pro-abortion Catholic ...

On not buying into the mythology of 'prestige' universitiesGeorge Weigel

Some years ago, a Catholic prep school invited me to address its parents' association on the future of Catholic education. After describing how a truly Catholic education, stressing human and sacramental ...

A Catholic gentleman behind the plate George Weigel

As Major League Baseball begins its post-season, let us pause and remember the late, great Bill Freehan of the Detroit Tigers, who died this past Aug. 19: a Catholic gentleman and a great ballplayer. ...