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george weigel The Grittiness of Christian Faith

The Grittiness of Christian Faith by George Weigel JERUSALEM. Walking through the narrow, winding streets of Jerusalem’s Old City on my first visit here in fifteen years, I was powerfully struck once again by the grittiness of Christianity, the palpable connection between the faith and the quotidian realities of life. For here, as in no other place, the believer, the skeptic,... Read More

george weigel The Saints and All of Us: George Weigel reflects on the Synod

The Catholic Difference The saints and all of us By George Weigel ROME.  Amidst all the Sturm und Drang of Synod-2015, something genuinely new in the life of the Church began, and it shouldn’t escape our notice. For the first time in two millennia, an entry in the liturgical books will now read, on the appropriate day, “Saints Louis and Zélie Martin, Spouses” – a... Read More

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