• 9780824500221
George Weigel (Author)

Practicing Catholic

Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegaic

Charting a course from the 1960s crack-up of social certitudes through current political meltdowns, George Weigel’s whirlwind tour of Catholicism, politics, literature, sports, and society yields telling insights from a keen observer and a master…

“John Paul II, H.L. Menken, and Johnny Unitas. George Weigel’s range and intelligence is wonderful, full of urgency, romance, and wickedly pungent wit. Read and enjoy.”—R.R. Reno, editor, First Things
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  • Title: Practicing Catholic
  • Subtitle: Essays Historical, Literary, Sporting, and Elegaic
  • Page Count: 312
  • Available Formats: Trade-paper (9780824500221)
  • Edition: Trade Paper
  • Original language: English
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George Weigel (Author)

George Weigel is the Vatican analyst for NBC News. He is the author of numerous books, including Witness to Hope: The Biography of Pope John Paul II, and his weekly column, “The Catholic Difference,” is syndicated to 60 newspapers around the United States. He has been awarded 10 honorary doctorates, the papal cross Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, and the Gloria Artis Gold Medal by the Republic of Poland. He lives in North Bethesda, Maryland.

  1. "In this spectacular collection of essays, George Weigel applies a profoundly Catholic sensibility to subjects that range from politics to theology and from H.L. Mencken to Johnny Unitas. In the process he succeeds brilliantly in translating his own 'biblically informed moral convictions into a language that people of different faiths or no faith' can read with endless profit and pleasure."
    --Norman Podhoretz, Commentary Magazine

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