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George Weigel

George Weigel is a Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center in Washington, D.C. His column is distributed by the Denver Catholic.

Marching toward a different future

The annual March for Life in Washington began in 1974 — and it’s hard to think of a more admirable or consistent public witness...

Who invented the individual?

A common misconception holds that early “modernity” invented the “individual”: the idea that everyone is a someone with a unique identity independent of family,...

No optimism, much hope

While history is always full of surprises, including happy ones, I must confess that I’m not full of Pentecostal joy as I consider the...

Women of valor and the pro-life cause

I first met Erika Bachiochi — then Erika Schubert — in July 1998, when she was my student in the Tertio Millennio Seminar on...

The sacred earthiness of Christmas

ROME. A massive, 16-volume Lives of the Saints, first published between 1872 and 1877, informs me that, here in the Eternal City, the feast...

The Vatican’s unread newspaper and the U.S. bishops

When I began working with some regularity in Rome 30 years ago, my elders and betters taught me that no one paid much attention...

From Garmisch-Partenkirchen 1936 to Beijing 2022

In July 2016, as we were sitting on the fantail of the Swiss sidewheeler Rhone while she chugged across Lake Geneva, my host pointed...

Books for Christmas 2021

Some suggestions for Christmas giving, in the form of books that amuse, inspire, educate or all-of-the-above: Prison Journal, Volume 3 – The High Court Frees...

On being thankful for America at Thanksgiving

This Thanksgiving, no one living in the United States should be anything but profoundly grateful for the privilege of living in this country. No...

Catholic progressives and the culture war

Among those in the ultramundane pantheon of communist mega-monsters, Lev Davidovich Bronstein (better known by his Bolshevik nom de guerre, Leon Trotsky) is a...

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