The Catholic Difference

A Lent to remember

George Weigel

George Weigel | The Catholic Difference The best Lent of my life involved getting up every day at 5:30 a.m., hiking for miles through ankle-twisting, cobblestoned city streets, dodging drivers for whom traffic laws were traffic suggestions, avoiding the chaos of transit strikes and other civic disturbances, and battling bureaucracies civil and ecclesiastical – all while…

Ontario cardinal decries ‘merciless assault on human dignity’

George Weigel

George Weigel | Special to The Michigan Catholic The archbishop of Toronto is given to deprecating himself as “just a simple country cardinal.” In my experience, though, Cardinal Thomas Collins is one of the premier leaders of the Catholic Church today. He’s a bishop of the New Evangelization who does a lot of his evangelical work…

This year, more than ever, electing a pro-life Congress is critical

George Weigel

George Weigel | Special to The Michigan Catholic For those of us who find it impossible to cast a vote for either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump on Nov. 8, this poem by Artur Miedzyrzecki, written during Poland’s Solidarity revolution, has a certain resonance: What does the political scientist know? The political scientist knows the latest…