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Moral courage and the many cultures of deathGeorge Weigel

CRACOW. Thanks to the pandemic, it's been two years since I was last in Cracow, where, for three decades, I've done extensive research and taught great students while forming friendships with many remarkable ...

The bishops, Donatism, and President Biden George Weigel

In an article first posted at "Commonweal" and republished on July 7 in "La Croix International," Professor John Thiel of Fairfield University, while criticizing the U.S. bishops' decision to prepare ...

Pope Francis and the life issuesGeorge Weigel

Pope Francis's tendency to use colorful expressions and abrasive adjectives in commenting on ideas, habits, and practices of which he disapproves have puzzled Catholics for over eight years now. Is this ...

Collegiality and eucharistic integrity George Weigel

The concept of the "collegiality" of bishops has been sharply contested since the Second Vatican Council debated it in 1962, 1963, and 1964. That discussion was sufficiently contentious that a personal ...

Cardinal Pell at 80George Weigel

Fifteen months ago, it looked as if Cardinal George Pell might spend his 80th birthday in prison. A malicious trolling expedition by the police department of the State of Victoria in his native Australia ...

Thirty years of Poland George Weigel

It was a two-week whirlwind that changed my life forever, that first visit of mine to Poland in June 1991. Looking back on it, Iím reminded of something H.L. Mencken wrote of a similarly transformative ...

The oldest cathedral and the newest challengeGeorge Weigel

It's now the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, but for native Baltimoreans of a certain vintage (like me) it is, was, and always will be "the Old Cathedral:" ...

The healer: Paul McHugh at 90 George Weigel

One of the adornments of American Catholicism turned 90 on May 21: Dr. Paul R. McHugh, longtime head of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins and a healer after the heart of the Divine Physician. Few scientists ...