George Weigel, Distinguished Senior Fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, is a Catholic theologian and one of America’s leading public intellectuals. He holds EPPC’s William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies.
From 1989 through June 1996, Mr. Weigel was president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he led a wide-ranging, ecumenical and inter-religious program of research and publication on foreign and domestic policy issues. From June 1996, as a Senior Fellow, Mr. Weigel prepared a major study of the life, thought, and action of Pope John Paul II. Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II was published to international acclaim in the fall of 1999, and has since been translated into twelve languages, with a Chinese edition currently in progress.
Mr. Weigel is the author or editor of some twenty other books, including The End and the Beginning: Pope John Paul II—The Victory of Freedom, the Last Years, the Legacy (Doubleday, 2010); Practicing Catholic: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegiac (Crossroad, 2012); Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Church (Basic, 2013) and Roman Pilgrimage: The Station Churches (Basic, 2013). His essays, op-ed columns, and reviews appear regularly in major opinion journals and newspapers across the United States. A frequent guest on television and radio, he is also Senior Vatican Analyst for NBC News. His weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to sixty newspapers.
Mr. Weigel received a B.A. from St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore and an M.A. from the University of St. Michael’s College, Toronto. He is the recipient of eighteen honorary doctorates in fields including divinity, philosophy, law, and social science.
- Catholic Lite and Europe’s Demographic Suicide
- Thoughts on the Western Wall, Fifty Years Later
- The Catholic Difference
- A HIlarian Lesson for Church Leaders
- Après Gorsuch Le Deluge
- Let’s Not Make a Deal .. At Least Not This Deal
- The Importance of Jackie Robinson
- The Power of the Cross
- A Bishop of Consequence
- Waugh’s Helena, Father General, and the Reality of Revelation
- On “Owning” the Church
- Persuasive Disciples, Not Anarchic Disrupters
- A New Lenten Discipline
- A Papal Tutor of Heroic Virtue
- Paul, Apollos, and Cephas, All Over Again
- Fake History
- Theology Isn’t Math, But It Is Theology
- Christmas and the Divine Proximity
- A (Liturgical) New Year’s Resolution
- Gloucester Fisherman, American Veteran, Polish Benefactor
- The End of an Era, the Internment of an Event
- Russian Orthodoxy’s Aggressive Obsessions
- A Cinematic Lesson in Hope
- Now What?
- Joe Biden is Isaac Hecker’s fault?
- God and Brexit
- The Washington Post and the Church of Me
- The Catholic Difference: Catholicism’s Empty Quarter
- They’re Confessors, Not Culture Warriors
- Speaking of “Deplorables”