Tag: Weigel

A date to remember

A date to remember

| George Weigel | February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Papal approbation being no bad thing, I was delighted to learn that Pope Francis, in a homily a few weeks ago, had suggested that his congregants learn the date of their baptisms and celebrate it — which is precisely what I have been proposing to audiences around the country this past year when discussing my book “Evangelical Catholicism.”

Continue Reading

All of late pope’s life pointed to Christ, writes biographer in sequel

All of late pope’s life pointed to Christ, writes biographer in sequel

| October 13, 2010 | 1 Comment

It was Good Friday 2005, and Pope John Paul II was too weak to attend the Way of the Cross at the Colosseum, an 18th century tradition reestablished by Pope Paul VI in 1964. His aides brought in a TV as a means of participation, and he watched the throng of people meditate on the passion, holding candles in the dark against the domineering Roman arches.

Continue Reading