A forum of Catholic Thought

President Biden and a Catholic inflection pointGeorge Weigel

"For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus" ...

Father Maciej Zieba, OP (1954-2020) George Weigel

A wretched year came to a sorrowful end when Father Maciej Zieba, OP, died in his native Wroc?aw, Poland, on December 31. The birthplace of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wroclaw was also the home of St. Teresa ...

Catholic coherence, Catholic integrityGeorge Weigel

In 2007, the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean completed their fifth general conference with a final report, known from the Brazilian city where they met as the "Aparecida Document." Its principal ...

What the Magi teach us George Weigel

Among the tenured professorial skeptics, few Gospel episodes have been sliced, diced, and tossed to the dissecting room floor as "mythology" more often than the story of the Magi: the "wise men from the ...

On cages and evangelization in ChinaGeorge Weigel

Joshua Wong is a young Chinese human rights activist, recently sentenced to 13 and a half months in prison on the Orwellian charge of "incitement to knowingly take part in an unauthorized assembly" -- ...

'Those who question the sanctity of John Paul II don't know what they're talking about' George Weigel

From 1991 until 2005, Cardinal Camillo Ruini served Pope John Paul II as the papal Vicar for Rome -- the man who handled the daily affairs of the diocese of which the pope was, of course, bishop. Ruini ...

Books for Christmas -- 2020George Weigel

How bad a year has it been? Let me not count the ways. Good books can hearten us in 2021 and beyond, though. Herewith, then, some suggestions for Christmastide book-giving: "Prison Journal, Volume 1," ...

Thanksgiving and the paradox of death George Weigel

The juxtaposition of Thanksgiving with the Church's annual month of prayer for the dead hadn't previously struck me with force; that it did this year has something to do, I expect, with my late sister-in-law, ...