The Civil War Sesquicentennial: Summer Reading

The Catholic Difference | Published on August 21, 2013

By George Weigel

Learning from the past might—just might—give us some insight into the ordered liberty, with justice for all, that we are pledged to seek as a nation.

Zingers, Previously Unused

First Things | Published on August 7, 2013

By George Weigel

Over the years, one collects lots of quotes and zingers that don’t always make it into columns. It seems a shame not to share with readers and posterity.

A New Take on Modern Catholic History

The Catholic Difference | Published on February 13, 2013

By George Weigel

The gestation of the Church being born today—the Church of the New Evangelization—began in 1878, when Pope Leo XIII was elected.

The ‘Word of the Lord’ in English, Please

The Catholic Difference | Published on November 7, 2012

By George Weigel

U.S. Catholics are unhappily familiar with unappealing biblical translations.