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Catholic Lite and Europe's demographic suicideGeorge Weigel

Ten years ago, after my meditation on Europe, The Cube and the Cathedral, had appeared in several languages, I was invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels. There, I tried to ...

A Hillarian lesson for Church leaders George Weigel

Perhaps it was being "overcome with Paschal joy" (as the Prefaces for Easter put it). Maybe it was my guardian angel whispering in my ear. Perhaps I'm just getting older and thus less crotchety. But for ...

The fifty-day partyGeorge Weigel

If you can find it in your attic, open your old, pre-Vatican II missal, and look at the Sundays between Easter and Pentecost, which are titled "Sundays after Easter." Now look at a contemporary Missal, ...

Apres Gorsuch le deluge George Weigel

Did you find the Gorsuch hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee a depressing exercise in political theater? Are you tired of the members of the "world's greatest deliberative body" playing "Gotcha!" ...

Let's not make a deal...at least this dealGeorge Weigel

Helping those who have broken away from the Catholic Church come back into full communion is a noble endeavor. But such reconciliations cannot be conducted as if they were the ecclesiastical equivalent ...

The importance of Jackie Robinson George Weigel

In the history of the modern American civil rights movement, three iconic moments are typically cited. May 17, 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, ...

The power of the CrossGeorge Weigel

Blessed John Henry Newman (1801-1890) -- a theologian who came to prominence in the Victorian Age -- can help us check the Church's spiritual pulse in the post-modern twenty-first century, thanks to his ...

A bishop of consequence George Weigel

When I first met Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap., more than twenty years ago, I was struck by his boyish demeanor, his exquisite courtesy, and his rock-solid faith. Then the bishop of Rapid City, South ...