George Weigel

Ethics and Public Policy Center

George Weigel is a Roman Catholic theologian and political and social activist. He serves as a senior fellow of the Ethics and Public Policy Center and as an adjunct fellow of the Discovery Institute's Religion, Liberty & Public Life Program.

Weigel previously served as assistant professor of theology and assistant dean of studies at the St. Thomas the Apostle Seminary School of Theology in Kenmore, Washington and scholar-in-residence at the World Without War Council of Greater Seattle. He then became a fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. In addition, Weigel served as the founding president of the James Madison Foundation from 1986 to 1989.

Weigel is the author of the best-selling biography of Pope John Paul II, Witness to Hope. His other books include Tranquillitas Ordinis: The Present Failure; Future Promise of American Catholic Thought on War and Peace; Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st-Century Catholic Church; and over a dozen other books.

Featured Work

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century

MAY 16, 2013 Podcast

Evangelical Catholicism: Deep Reform in the 21st Century

In this in-depth, erudite talk, George Weigel discusses the historic shift taking place in the Catholic church; the character of the new mode of Catholicism ...

The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America and Politics Without God by George Weigel

SEP 15, 2005 Podcast

The Cube and the Cathedral: Europe, America and Politics Without God

George Weigel ponders the growing--and to him acutely disturbing--secularity of Europe, which he believes raises urgent questions about the future of democracy worldwide.