George Weigel

Stories by George Weigel

Evangelical Catholics on offense

STEFANO RELLANDINI REUTERS Pope Benedict XVI waves to faithful from his ‘Popemobile’ upon his arrival to conduct an open-air mass … Continued

Church’s teaching on sexual morality can not change

In an interview with journalist Peter Seewald, Pope Benedict XVI said that condom use may be acceptable under “exceptional circumstances” … Continued

Anti-Catholic bias and irresponsible reporting

Q:Should Pope Benedict XVI be held responsible for the escalating scandals over clerical sexual abuse in Europe? Should he be … Continued

Catholicism and Anglicanism: the end of an era

The first wave of reactions to the October 20 Vatican announcement of a new arrangement for receiving into the Catholic … Continued

Latin Days are Here Again?

(Written for Newsweek.) Is Pope Benedict XVI determined to restore the Latin Mass that many Catholics thought had been consigned … Continued

Science, the (Sometimes Unruly) Child of Biblical Faith

Bertolt Brecht’s “Galileo” and that deeply misleading staple of high school English courses, “Inherit the Wind,” have thoroughly confused our … Continued

A Difference That Matters

The Dalai Lama is an entirely admirable defender of religious freedom and a moving advocate for the people of Tibet, … Continued

The Problem Isn’t Generic “Religious Extremism”

Six year after 9/11, we certainly should have learned that the threat that made itself lethally clear that day was … Continued

Old News, Ancient Experiences

The current press conniption over Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta amounts to a tempest in a teapot, although one that … Continued

One Body, Imperfect Parts

To those for whom religious “preference” is of no more consequence than any other lifestyle choice — something like Saab … Continued

Jesus Christ is the Revolution

“For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, … Continued

The Archbishop and the Secret Police

The dramatic resignation this past Sunday of the newly installed archbishop of Warsaw, Stanislaw Wielgus, who admitted to having agreed … Continued

Living As if God Really Did Exist

An important dialogue between a believer and a non-believer has developed in the past two years in the conversation between … Continued

Real Conversation is Truth-Centered Conversation

Asked once to name the most important word in the Gospels, the late Pope John Paul II quickly replied, “Truth.” … Continued