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The challenge of Eucharistic coherence

February 3, 2021 George Weigel 27

In his encyclical, Ecclesia de Eucharistia, Pope St. John Paul II invited Catholics to “rekindle” our sense of “Eucharistic amazement,” for “the Church draws her life from the Eucharist,” which “recapitulates the heart of the […]

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The Holy See and thug regimes

January 27, 2021 George Weigel 22

The list of grave issues that must be addressed during a future papal interregnum, and by the cardinal-electors in a conclave, continues to grow. The finances of the Holy See are arguably in worse shape […]

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Fr. Maciej Zięba, O.P. (1954-2020) 

January 13, 2021 George Weigel 2

A wretched year came to a sorrowful end when Father Maciej Zięba, OP, died in his native Wrocław, Poland, on December 31. The birthplace of Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Wrocław was also the home of St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross, who grew […]

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Catholic coherence, Catholic integrity

January 6, 2021 George Weigel 11

In 2007, the bishops of Latin America and the Caribbean completed their fifth general conference with a final report, known from the Brazilian city where they met as the “Aparecida Document.”  Its principal authors included […]

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Thoughts on a pro-life picket line

December 30, 2020 George Weigel 20

One of Dr. LeRoy Carhart’s “Clinics for Abortion & Reproductive Excellence” – named to yield the Orwellian acronym CARE – is located about a mile away from my parish in Bethesda, Maryland. Earlier this year, […]