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It’s Howdy Doody Time!

June 21, 2017 George Weigel 12

Three or four times each month, Father X (as I’ll call him here) celebrates the noontime daily Mass I regularly attend. I’m grateful for his homilies, which are almost always thoughtful. Thus in a recent […]

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Way beyond the New Atheist nonsense

June 14, 2017 George Weigel 3

Given the intellectual flimsiness of their work, it’s best to look for cultural causes to explain the “New Atheists”’ popularity. And surely one factor here is the now-canonical notion in Western high culture that biblical […]

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Après Gorsuch le deluge

May 3, 2017 George Weigel 0

Did you find the Gorsuch hearings in the Senate Judiciary Committee a depressing exercise in political theater?  Are you tired of the members of the “world’s greatest deliberative body” playing “Gotcha!” games that would embarrass […]

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Let’s not make a deal…at least this deal

April 26, 2017 George Weigel 0

Helping those who have broken away from the Catholic Church come back into full communion is a noble endeavor. But such reconciliations cannot be conducted as if they were the ecclesiastical equivalent of labor negotiations: you give […]

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The importance of Jackie Robinson

April 19, 2017 George Weigel 0

In the history of the modern American civil rights movement, three iconic moments are typically cited. May 17, 1954: The U.S. Supreme Court hands down its decision in Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka, […]