Just War Revisited and Revitalized

The Catholic Difference | Published on March 12, 2014

By George Weigel

Nigel Biggar’s excellent new book, In Defense of War (Oxford University Press), ought especially to be read by those who are appalled by its title.

Ash Wednesday in Rome

The Catholic Difference | Published on March 5, 2015

By George Weigel

Americans in Rome have revived an ancient Catholic tradition that had lain dormant for centuries.

Beyond the Papal States

The Catholic Difference | Published on February 19, 2014

By George Weigel

Too many Vatican officials still think of the Church’s interface with world politics as if the Holy See were the Papal States.

Andrew Cuomo and the Liberal Blacklist

The Catholic Difference | Published on February 12, 2014

By George Weigel

Andrew Cuomo is a blacklister—in the moral, if not literal, sense of the term. He deems unfit those who disagree with his embrace of the abortion license.

The John Paul II Difference in 1989

The Catholic Difference | Published on January 29, 2014

By George Weigel

Communism would have fallen, eventually. That it fell when it did, and how it did, cannot be explained without reference to John Paul II and the revolution of conscience he came to embody.