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WYD-1993: The Turning PointGeorge Weigel

On this 25th anniversary of World Youth Day in Denver, I can't help sharing one of my favorite personal memories of John Paul II. It was December 15, 2004, and as had become our custom ...

Fridays without Charles George Weigel

Take my word for it: You don't want to be around me at breakfast. I am not a chipper morning person, and it's best to leave me to the coffee and the newspaper -- and I mean newspaper, not online edition ...

Affirming and celebrating Humanae VitaeGeorge Weigel

July 25 is the fiftieth anniversary of ''Humanae Vitae'', Blessed Paul VI's encyclical on the integrity of love and the appropriate means of family planning. Issued during the cultural meltdown of the ...

A caveat on the great Tom Wolfe George Weigel

When the great Tom Wolfe died on May 14 -- he of the white suits, the spats, and the prose style as exuberant as his wardrobe -- I, like millions of others, remembered the many moments of pleasure I had ...

A pastor in fullGeorge Weigel

Almost a quarter-century ago, Father Jay Scott Newman, back in Rome to finish a graduate degree after his priestly ordination in Charleston, took me on an extended ramble around the Eternal City: my first ...

The summer reading list George Weigel

The vacation season is an opportunity to escape TwitterWorld and do some serious reading. These books will help make your summer enjoyable, instructive, or both. "Something Wonderful: Rodgers and Hammerstein's ...

Acts and usGeorge Weigel

The Church's custom of reading virtually all of the Acts of the Apostles at daily Mass during the Easter season struck me as particularly apt this year, and for three reasons. First, Acts reminds us ...

Homelands and social doctrines George Weigel

With hundreds of bishops coming to the Vatican in October 2001 for a Synod, I decided to spend that month in Rome conducting interviews for what would eventually become the sequel to Witness to Hope and ...