Books for Christmas
Just in time for Christmas, EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel offers his annual book recommendations. Read More.
The Bishops and Obamacare
Opposition to Obamacare was, and remains, opposition to a bad law, not to the benevolent motives of the law’s supporters. Read More.
The Stakes in Ukraine
In Kiev today, as in Central Europe in 1989, the stakes are freedom and truth. Read More.
Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
Peter Magnus Flanigan, who died this year, deserves to be remembered among the Catholic giants who helped recast American conservatism. Read More.
He’s No Secular Saint: The Trojan Pope
Pope Francis minces no words on what it means to have a consistent ethic of life—something that may surprise his latest secular fans. Read More.
Pope Francis the Revolutionary
The revolution that Pope Francis is proposing is not a matter of economic or political prescription, but a revolution in the self-understanding of the Catholic Church: a re-energizing return to the pentecostal fervor and evangelical passion from which the church was born two millennia ago. Read More.
JFK after Fifty Years
Much of the Kennedy mythos is an obstacle to the flowering of Catholic witness in America – and indeed to a proper understanding of modern American history. Read More.
In his latest book, Principalities and Powers: Spiritual Combat 1942-1943, Father Rutler does the seemingly impossible—he finds new tales of, and new meaning in, World War II, perhaps the most written-about event in human history. Read More.
Abortion Zealots and the GOP’s Empty Playbook
Unless the GOP plans to run up the white flag of surrender on the abortion issue, it needs a serious strategy to counter the Democrats’ “War on Women” rhetoric. Read More.
Doing Rome at Home
Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches is an invitation to take from “Rome at home” renewed spiritual energy for the evangelical task that is every Christian’s vocation. Read More.
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel’s new book Roman Pilgrimage leads readers on a unique religious and aesthetic journey to Rome’s most striking churches. Read More.
The Church Persecuted
Ours is an age of tremendous persecution of Christians yet western media remains ignorant—or worse—about this persecution. Read More.
Catholics and Postmodernity
What is needed today is an evangelically passionate Catholicism that poses a sharp contrast to the radical individualism and loneliness of postmodernity. Read More.
Children as Commodities
The Council of the District of Columbia is considering a bill to legalize surrogate child-bearing in your nation’s capital. Read More.
A Case for the Moral Consideration of Animals
The gap between the pro-life and pro-animal movements just narrowed again—and the returns down the road could be prodigious. Read More.
A Papal Canonization Doubleheader
Blessed John XXIII and Blessed John Paul II will be canonized together on Divine Mercy Sunday, April 27, 2014. Read More.
Evangelical Catholicism: Response to Cavadini
EPPC Distinguished Senior Fellow George Weigel responds to John Cavadini’s review of his latest book, Evangelical Catholicism. Read More.
A Catholic for All Seasons
Michael Novak’s new memoir sheds light on the workings of one of the West’s most voluminous minds over the past several decades. Read More.
Misreading Murray, Yet Again
Catholic unity can only be recomposed by recommitment “all that the holy Catholic Church believes, teaches, and professes to be revealed by God.” Read More.