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George Weigel
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The XIV Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops on the Family begins with Mass in St. Peter’s Oct. 4. No synod in modern Catholic history has drawn such worldwide press attention or … more
The history of popes in these United States is full of surprises. And one of them, to begin at the beginning, includes the little-known fact that Blessed Paul VI was not the first pontiff to set … more
Seventy-five years ago, on Sept. 15, 1940, Winston Churchill and his wife Clementine were driven from the prime minister’s country house, Chequers, to the nearby village of Uxbridge, a Royal Air … more
At an inch or so over five feet and weighing, I would guess, something on the underside of 100 pounds, Sister Winnie, a soft spoken Filipina, is not your typical dinner speaker. Yet a few weeks ago … more
In the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage decision, these sober thoughts occur: (1) The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) has rendered a decision that puts the Court … more
I’m fortunate to hear good preaching on a regular basis. But even the best Catholic preaching these days leans far more toward moral exhortation than biblical exposition. This strikes me as a … more
“Gridlock” along the Potomac — the difficulties the Congress has in getting things done, the difficulties the Congress and the White House have in cooperating to get things done, or both — is … more
Like most denizens of Washington, I pay too little attention to the sites other Americans make sacrifices to visit. Earlier this month, though, prompted by reading James Scott’s Target Tokyo, a … more
Although he scored 40 times in an eight-year NFL career, he is best known for the touchdown he didn’t score, as the sun set over Yankee Stadium Dec. 28, 1958. His wife of 59 years, Joan, said that … more
That Blessed John Henry Newman was one of the great influences on Vatican II is “a commonplace,” as Newman’s biographer, Father Ian Ker, puts it. But what does that mean? What influence did … more
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