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The Catechism of the Catholic Church at 25George Weigel

John Paul II called the Extraordinary Synod of 1985 to assess what had gone right and what had gone wrong in two decades of implementing the Second Vatican Council. In Vaticanese, it was styled "extraordinary" ...

Fencing with bigots George Weigel

...being an imaginary dialogue between a nominee to a Federal appeals court and members of the Committee on the Judiciary of what once imagined itself "the world's greatest deliberative body"... Senator ...

The transmigration of theological nonsenseGeorge Weigel

During the Long Lent of 2002, Sister Betsy Conway, who lived in the Bostonian epicenter of the clerical sexual abuse crisis, spoke for many self-identified progressive Catholics when she told syndicated ...

A memoir I never expected to write George Weigel

When the second volume of my John Paul II biography, The End and the Beginning, was published in 2010, I thought I was finished with John Paul book-making. I hoped I'd done my best in bringing to a global ...

Speaker Ryan invites a social doctrine conversationGeorge Weigel

CNN is not the customary locale-of-choice for a catechesis on Catholic social doctrine. But that's what Paul Ryan, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, offered viewers of a CNN national town ...

Superheroes? Stardust? Or vessels of the Incarnation? George Weigel

When I was first introduced to the fascinations of the DNA double-helix in a biology class at Baltimore's St. Paul Latin High School, fifty years ago, the "unraveling" of this key to unlocking the mysteries ...

Domesticating the divinityGeorge Weigel

Some biblical scholars consider the Book of Deuteronomy to be a collection of sermons: catechetical homilies on the great theme of the Exodus and the fulfillment of that epic adventure in God's gifts ...

It's a culture war, stupid George Weigel

Those who persist in denying that the Church is engaged in a culture war, the combatants in which are aptly called the "culture of life" and the "culture of death," might ponder this June blog post by ...