George Weigel’s Leaps of Faith, Propaganda de Fide and the Overly Broad Brush (2012)

This essay critiques Roman Catholic writer George Weigel for his tendency to interpret any American conflict with Russia through a neo-con, cold war lens and characterize it as a religious conflict between the Roman Catholic West and Orthodox East. It is published for the first time here.

Patriarch Kirill and Russian Orthodoxy Deserve Respect Not Insults: An Open Letter to George Weigel*

Examining George Weigel’s unfounded, insulting accusations against the moral integrity of the senior leaders of the Russian Orthodox Church since the Ukrainian crisis erupted in February 2014.

Freedom of religion devolves to an “anorexic freedom of worship”

Chuck Colson sounds the alarm about a shift in US policy first noticed by The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom in its 2010 annual report. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton replaced the term “freedom of religion” with “freedom of worship” in a December, 2009 speech at Georgetown University. President Obama first used “freedom of […]

Papal Environmentalism: Pro-Life and Pro-Marriage

Ethics and Public Policy Center | George Weigel In his January 11 address to the diplomatic corps accredited to the Holy See, Pope Benedict XVI continued to carve out an interesting Catholic position on ecology. The Pope insists that care for creation is a moral obligation that falls on both individuals and governments. His very […]

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