George Weigel

George Weigel, a papal biographer, is Distinguished Senior Fellow of Washington, D.C.’s Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he holds the William E. Simon Chair in Catholic Studies. He earlier lived in Seattle and was a regular writer for Seattle Weekly. A version of this review originally appeared in First Things.

Letter from Rome: Services for Pope Benedict XVI

In sum: an appropriate liturgical farewell to a man of the liturgy, whatever expectations were frustrated.

Ukraine Fallout: An Orthodox Awakening May be Stirring in the Russian Orthodox Church

For more than a decade, Russian imperial bullying has been paralleled by the bullying of other Orthodox communions by the Patriarchate of Moscow, as it seeks hegemony in the Orthodox world.

Two Jeers for ‘The Two Popes’

As history, the Netflix film 'The Two Popes' is baloney on steroids. It’s also brilliantly acted, sometimes amusing, and occasionally moving.