Form your conscience in advance of the November election, with help from Arlington Bishop Paul S. Loverde.
George Weigel
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U.S. Catholics generally know little about the church’s history in our country. But whether you’re trying to fill gaps in your knowledge or just looking for a good read, let me recommend a new … more
Cardinal Robert Sarah is one of the adornments of the Catholic Church, although it’s unlikely that this man of faith, humor, intelligence and profound humility would appreciate my putting it that … more
During talks around the country in recent years, I’ve been asking Catholic audiences how many of those present know the date of their baptism. The high-end response is a little under 10 percent. … more
In the early church, witnesses to the faith who had been persecuted and tortured but not killed were known as “martyr-confessors.” It’s been one of the great privileges of my life to have known … more
When the Second Vatican Council was putting the finishing touches on one of its key documents, the Dogmatic Constitution on the Church (“Lumen Gentium,”) Pope Paul VI proposed that it include a … more
Excavating my desk recently, I found the program notes from a Tallis Scholars concert my wife and I had attended a few months ago. The Tallis Scholars are a marvelous a capella ensemble, but most of … more
The death of Justice Antonin Scalia Feb. 13 — unexpected and, for many reasons, tragic — draws a curtain on the life and public service of one of the most important Catholic figures in America … more
State-sponsored cruelty has been a staple of the human condition for millennia. But has there ever been a more wicked policy with more disastrous social consequences than the “one-child policy” … more
We American Catholics are, in the main, notoriously uninterested in our own history. So it likely escaped the notice of many that Dec. 3 marked the bicentenary of the death of John Carroll, one of … more
It’s been a good reading year, and I highly recommend the following to the readers on your Christmas (not “holiday”) shopping list: God or Nothing, by Cardinal Robert Sarah (Ignatius Press): … more
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