Tag Archives: George Weigel

Weigel on “traditionalists”

I saw this at First Things:
Protesting Too Much
Matthew J. Franck
At National Review Online over the weekend, the familiar-to-First Things-readers George Weigel published a talk he gave recently in Green Bay, Wisconsin, in the course of which he argued: [For the … Continue reading

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Sobering photos

Sometimes when I hear talk, often vapid, about the New Evangelization, I cynically wonder when it was that we completed the Old Evangelization.
On the other hand, we are living in a post-Christian era, most of us in countries that were clearly … Continue reading

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Phoenix Legatus Summit Day 2

The first talk today is by George Weigel.

Weigel is explaining that the three footings of Western Civilization, termed “Jerusalem (Biblical truths and revelation), Athens (rationality – we can know truths) and Rome (the rule of law is better than force)” … Continue reading

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Weigel on the Nuns on the Bus v Real Nuns

From NRO:
The Sisters of Life were founded in 1991 by Cardinal John O’Connor and Mother Agnes Mary Donovan (a former Columbia psychology professor and clinician) as a new religious community of women dedicated to the defense of life at all … Continue reading

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George Weigel offers a suggestion to liturgically narcissistic priests for Lent

At the site of First Things, there is a piece by George Weigel which includes a rather spiffy idea.
He relates a recent experience of a priest screwing around with the texts of Mass and then continues:
Bad habits built up over … Continue reading

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G. Weigel gets it about the Magisterium of Nuns and

On the site of National Review George Weigel has a piece about the bishops and Pres. Obama’s attack on the Catholic Church and the 1st Amendment rights of all Americans.
Among other things he wrote:
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In his appearance on Fox News Sunday … Continue reading

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Weigel about the huge ( ____ ) in the John Jay Report.

Did you see the analysis by George Weigel about the John Jay Study?  I am just getting to it.   Weigel makes good points for National Review Online.
My emphases and comments.
May 19, 2011 4:00 A.M.
Priests, Abuse, and the Meltdown of a … Continue reading

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Is the “Vatican’s” government a “train wreck”?

There is a slow seismic tremor running very deep, but it is discernible.
For example, some in the UK are saying that the Bishops meetings there ought to be live-streamed so that the Catholic people know what is going on.  People … Continue reading

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The slapping down of a dissident theologian

The nice folks at First Things… do you subscribe? … have performed a fine public service – and some smile provoking entertainment – in the form of an open letter from George Weigel to none other than, wait for it, … Continue reading

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Weigel’s piece in First Things… then Fr. Z rants

Preface: I urge priests and bishops reading this to at the very least skip to the last part if you think you don’t have time to read the whole.
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George Weigel has a piece in First Things which merits a reading.
I … Continue reading

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