Archive: George Weigel
Catholic church teaching on sexual morality has not changed and it will not change because it cannot be changed.
By George Weigel | November 22, 2010; 12:19 PM ET | Comments (11)
The question of whether Pope Benedict XVI should resign is, frankly, silly, because it assumes guilt where none has been proven or even credibly asserted. Joseph Ratzinger has been more involved than any other senior churchman in confronting what he once called the "filth" in the Church; when might that fact begin to frame some of the coverage of the Pope and the Church?
By George Weigel | March 31, 2010; 03:36 PM ET | Comments (54)
The theological gulf between Rome and Canterbury had become wider, not narrower, since Vatican II. An honest recognition of that fact might lead to a more fruitful, less fantasy-driven theological dialogue, as well as to new and intriguing historical explorations of just what the English Reformation entailed, back in the 16th century.
By George Weigel | October 21, 2009; 09:01 AM ET | Comments (35)
Is Pope Benedict XVI determined to restore the Latin Mass that many Catholics thought had been consigned to the dustbin of history?
By George Weigel | June 19, 2008; 09:22 AM ET | Comments (0)
"Inherit the Wind" has thoroughly confused our understanding of the relationship between biblical faith and the emergence of modern science.
By George Weigel | October 26, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (80)
Other world religions conceive God, and our relationship to God, very differently.
By George Weigel | October 17, 2007; 07:26 AM ET | Comments (29)
We ought to pray for the conversion of the hearts and minds of our jihadist enemies. I've heard very few such prayers these past six years.
By George Weigel | September 14, 2007; 07:16 AM ET | Comments (82)
There is no contradiction between faith and questioning, or between faith and a sense of spiritual aridness.
By George Weigel | August 29, 2007; 06:57 AM ET | Comments (41)
To those for whom religious "preference" is of no more consequence than any other lifestyle choice -- something like Saab or Volvo, Nationals or Orioles, medium-rare or rare, chardonnay or chablis -- the recent document from the Vatican's Congregation for...
By George Weigel | July 18, 2007; 08:34 AM ET | Comments (64)
This question can't be answered briefly.
By George Weigel | January 13, 2007; 01:17 PM ET | Comments (898)
By George Weigel | January 10, 2007; 06:00 AM ET | Comments (747)
A promising dialogue is one that begins from the common premise that a human being is not the random product of 'galactic biochemistry.'
By George Weigel | December 28, 2006; 06:05 PM ET | Comments (65)
Benedict XVI, at Regensburg, identified questions that are of concern to the whole world – and thus opened the door to a real dialogue, not an exchange of euphemisms and banalities.We should hope for the same in Turkey this week
By George Weigel | November 27, 2006; 07:30 PM ET | Comments (783)
Tolerance doesn’t mean ignoring differences, as if differences didn’t matter. It means engaging differences, in the calm confidence that everything that is genuinely true ultimately directs us toward the God who is the world’s source and the world’s destination.
By George Weigel | November 15, 2006; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (8)